Road Through Time: The Story of Humanity on the Move

Category: Book
By (author): Soderstrom, Mary
Subject:  HISTORY / General
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Physical
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
Publisher: University of Regina Press
Published: April 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in
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From The Publisher*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?
From The Publisher*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.
Biographical NoteMary Soderstrom lives in Montreal and is the author of fourteen other books of fiction and non-fiction. Her most recent work, River Music, was published in 2015.