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Origins with Lewis Dartnell

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Lewis Dartnell
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2 Mar 2021 7pm - 8pm

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Part of Leeds Lit Fest 21. 

When we talk about human history, we focus on great leaders, revolutions, and technological advances. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us? As a species we are shaped by our environment. Geological forces drove our evolution in East Africa; mountainous terrain led to the development of democracy in Greece; and today voting behaviour in the United States follows the bed of an ancient sea. The human story is the story of these forces, from plate tectonics and climate change, to atmospheric circulation and ocean currents. Professor Lewis Dartnell will explore these questions. Lewis is the author of the Sunday Times history book of the year Origins.

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