TITLE

Rain and security � this is our island home

AUTHOR(S)
NICOLA SHULMAN
PUB. DATE
May 2012
SOURCE
Evening Standard;5/24/2012, p51
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
IN 1997, the American scientist Jared Diamond published a book called Guns, Germs and Steel, in which he argued that differences in cultural development among different peoples were determined not by intellect but through response to local environmental factors. What would you want with a wheel when you live in a trackless mountainscape without domestic beasts for harness? The book was quickly and justly famous and had the effect of making geography even more fashionable than it already was in the age of climate science.
ACCESSION #
75905168

 

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