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Columbus would never have made it to Asia, which was thousands of miles farther away than he had calculated, imagining a smaller world. In their brief flowering as leading powers they make a big mark, playing a central part in the development of the alphabet and the rise of the first great monotheistic religion of world history. Research in this area is still at an early stage and, notwithstanding what has been published so far, contributions by Islam to science and technology have yet to be fully revealed.

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And in such a world of conflict, a world of victims and executioners, it is the job of thinking people, as Albert Camus suggested, not to be on the side of the executioners. Thus, in that inevitable taking of sides which comes from selection and emphasis in history, I prefer to try to tell the story of the discovery of America from the viewpoint of the Arawaks, of the Constitution from the standpoint of the slaves, of Andrew Jackson as seen by the Cherokees, of the Civil War as seen by the New York Irish, of the Mexican war as seen by the deserting soldiers of Scott's army, of the rise of industrialism as seen by the young women in the Lowell textile mills, of the Spanish-American war as seen by the Cubans, the conquest of the Philippines as seen by black soldiers on Luzon, the Gilded Age as seen by southern farmers, the First World War as seen by socialists, the Second World War as seen by pacifists, the New Deal as seen by blacks in Harlem, the postwar American empire as seen by peons in Latin America Who Built the Moon?.

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This knowledge is passed on from generation to generation and accounts for the different cultures that we can see around the world, for example Western culture, Eastern culture, Middle Eastern culture, African and Latin culture. Each of these cultures is defined by the values, traditions, social habits and behaviours, language, belief systems, concepts of the universe, dress, food, music and arts that they encompass. ‘Cultural diversity’ is the term that we have traditionally used to refer to differences between cultures I Invented the Modern Age: The Rise of Henry Ford. From the initial appe arance of Homo erectus about 2.0-1.8 mya, Europe was periodically buried under the ice sheets that began growing and receding when the first stone tools were made, so Homo erectus tended to appear and disappear in Europe.� The fact that humans evolved and spread during an ice age has led to competing hypotheses about many aspects of humanity�s rise.� Although the ice age began about 2.6-2.5 mya, and there have been 17 identified episodes of advancing and retreating ice sheets, particularly in North America and northern Eurasia, the early ones were not as severe, and they did not achieve clockwork-like regularity until the past million years, as the diagram below shows.� (Source: Wikimedia Commons) But even though they were �regular� on the geologic time scale, driven by Milankovitch cycles, there would have been nothing �regular� about them to evolving humans.� When ice sheets advanced, global climate became cooler and dryer; rainforests shrank and deserts expanded. �Human adaptations to those changes, which could even be discerned in one human lifetime, must have had profound impacts on the human journey.� In short, humans had to readily adapt to rapidly changing conditions, and rapid adaptation would have had selective effects on burgeoning human intelligence and problem-solving ability; those that adapted, survived.� Also, scientists think that the rapidly oscillating climate resulted in migrations and pockets of isolated members of species that then underwent rapid evolutionary adaptation, the kind that leads to speciation.� This may have been partly responsible for the relatively rapid evolution of the human line, particularly in the past million years. [516] � Although our s pecies, Homo sapiens (named Homo sapiens sapiens if we consider that Neanderthals and an early human are subspecies of Homo sapiens, but I will use Homo sapiens in this essay to denote today�s humans), is the only survivor of the past several million years of human-line evolution, many of our cousins and ancestors were recognizably human.� When did language begin, especially spoken language?� Language certainly predated the appearance of Homo sapiens. �All great apes readily learn sign language, and even when monkeys chatter, the same parts of their brains that control human language are used, and there is plenty of evidence that great ape vocalizations can denote objects and other ideas .� The communicative abilities of crows and their corvid cousins can be hard to believe; they can solve some problems better than great apes can, and birds do not have a neocortex, but another part of their brain seems to function like the neocortex does.� Becoming bipedal created those neck/skull changes that began to form the structures needed for human speech .� If fossils are sufficiently preserved, important anatomical features can provide key evidence for human abilities and behaviors.� Turkana Boy, for instance, had his inner ear, which is responsible for balance, preserved well enough so that it provided more evidence that he did not spend time in trees (it is larger in primates that regularly climb). [517] � Si milarly, the outer and middle ear of Homo heidelbergensis, which succeeded Homo erectus, apparently enabled keener hearing than its predecessors were capable of, and may have reflected the beginnings of spoken language.� There is st rong evidence that Neanderthals were capable of using spoken language .� As with many other human traits, the potential for language seems to have existed with monkeys ( even in dinosaurs ), and it kept developing more sophistication over vast stretches of time, and structural and cognitive changes interacted as human language developed into today�s version An Environmental History of the World: Humankind's Changing Role in the Community of Life (Routledge Studies in Physical Geography and Evironment).

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[881] � The shale oil and tar sands that were touted in the first decade of the 21st century have EROIs of less than five and as low as two, and similarly promoted biofuels have an EROI of about one.� Exploiting inferior energy sources is a classic resource depletion scenario that has played out numerous times during the human journey, as each energy resource was plundered to exhaustion, whether it was terrestrial megafauna, forests, soils, or whales.� Industrial civilization is fast approaching the level where it cannot energetically sustain itself.� Below is a chart of EROIs for various, mostly American, energy sources.� (Source: Wikimedia Commons) Alm ost all traditional alternative energy sources and related technologies have low EROIs (direct solar 2-to-8, wind turbines 18, geothermal less than 5). [882] � Those alternative sources all have the same problems that wind and water power had before the Industrial Revolution and more, such as being intermittent, not much energy is available to begin with, and they all create environmental impacts that, although not as great as fossil and nuclear fuels, are still considerable.� Wind turbines not only kill vast numbers of birds each year, but they are noisy and create inland turbulence. �In order to replace fossil fuels, there would need to be about four hundred times as many windmills on Earth as there already are, and I have driven through several windmill farms in the USA, which are spread across many miles of suitable terrain.� In order to raise humanity to the American standard of living, there would need to be far more than a thousand times as many windmills.� There may not be enough suitable land on Earth to host those windmills, and windmills are considered the most viable traditional alternative.� Direct solar, including photovoltaics, makes the most sense in deserts.� It does not deliver much energy, but it is considered the next most viable alternative, and there would have to be about four thousand times as many photovoltaic arrays as already exist to raise the world to the American standard of living. 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