Do Chaps or Maps Drive History?

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Do chaps or maps drive history?  Human brilliance and folly, or geography?  Or maybe its genes or culture?  At the next SALT talk in San Francisco, archaeologist/historian Ian Morris goes a level deeper than Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs, and Steel to determine why the standards of Europe and North America now prevail in the world when it was the East that dominated for the 1,200 years between 550 and 1750 CE.  Why did that happen, and what will happen next? More information HERE.

May and June talks below:

May 3 – Tim Flannery, “Here on Earth”

June 7 – Carl Zimmer, “Viral Time”


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