The World: A History, Penguin Academic Edition, Combined Volume (Penguin Academics)
Publish Date: 2010-12-26
Author: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
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The World: A History interweaves two stories: the story of our interactions with nature and the story of our interactions with each other. The environment-centered story is about humans distancing themselves from the rest of nature and searching for a relationship that strikes a balance between constructive and destructive exploitation. The culture-centered story is about how human cultures have become mutually influential and yet mutually differentiating. Both stories have been going on for thousands of years.
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