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The Resource Road through time : the story of humanity on the move, Mary Soderstrom

Road through time : the story of humanity on the move, Mary Soderstrom

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Road through time : the story of humanity on the move
Title
Road through time
Title remainder
the story of humanity on the move
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Mary Soderstrom
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Language
eng
Summary
"In this thoroughly researched and beautifully written history of roads as vectors of change, Mary Soderstrom documents how routes of migration and transport have transformed both humanity and our planet. Accessible and entertaining, Road Through Time begins with the story of how anatomically modern humans left Africa to populate the world. She then carries us along the Silk Road in central Asia, and tells of roads built for war in Persia, the Andes, and the Roman Empire. She sails across the seas, and introduces the first railways, all before plunking us down in the middle of a massive, modern freeway. The book closes with a view from the end of the road, literally and figuratively, asking, can we meet the challenges presented by a mode of travel dependent on hydrocarbons, or will we decline, like so many civilizations that have come before us?"--
Summary
Gives a history of roads from the Silk Road in central Asia, the roads built for war in Persia and the Roman Empire, to modern freeways.
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10563961
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1942-
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Soderstrom, Mary
Dewey number
388.109
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Roads
  • Roads
  • Travel
  • Human beings
  • Social change
  • Civilization
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Civilization
  • Human beings
  • Roads
  • Roads
  • Social change
  • Travel
Target audience
adult
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the story of humanity on the move
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Road through time : the story of humanity on the move, Mary Soderstrom
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-220) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn956351214
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9780889774773
Lccn
2017380927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)956351214
Label
Road through time : the story of humanity on the move, Mary Soderstrom
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn956351214
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9780889774773
Lccn
2017380927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)956351214

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