Reading history of civilization in details can take ages. I found this book a really practical summery of human civilization and yet not so lengthy and time consuming. Definitely focusing on some unspoken relationship between biology, geography and human development. Read it if you are interested in getting an answer for this question: to what extent are we effected by geographical fate? Did we as humans overcome the geographical obstacles or are we just robots following what geography imposes to us? Yet as an easter person with having a background in eastern philosophies. I do not share his view when he judges other cultures as less developped than western. In this case his point of view is based on materialistic facts and not espritually (based on each eastern cultures are made)
Interessante invalshoeken ten aanzien van de ontwikkeling van de homo sapiens op aarde. Soms verlaat de schrijver zijn eerder heldere betoog en wordt het wat warrig. Niettemin een interessant boek dat je aan het denken zet hoe het allemaal zo geworden is met de mensheid.