Human migration is one of the most important and continuous themes in world history. This is the definitive record of the peopling of our planet: from the first hominid migrants up to the present, it explains how humans have overcome environmental and physical barriers, and adapted successfully to new social, political and ecological realities. As a direct consequence, humanity was able to expand in number from an estimated 10 000 individuals at the start of the story to more than six billion today. The body of the title is organized chronologically, starting in the days of prehistory and then, period by period, focusing on the key migrations of the past which have contributed so much to shaping our present. The emphasis is not simply on why, when and how migrants moved, but on what differences these migrations made to history. Specially commissioned migration maps and striking illustrations combine with fascinating, in-depth text, drawing on the latest scientific, historical and sociological research to present the most up-to-date picture possible.
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Description du livre Struik Publishers, 2008. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. 1st Edition. jacket is shelf rubbed. light marks. a few library stickers. well bound. very good copy.[S.K]. N° de réf. du libraire aqhy