Great Leaders, Mass migration and decisive wars are always being focused when human history or origins is discussed. But different questions always struck our minds. How has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us? and many others.
Origins explain “a sweeping, brilliant overview of the history not only of our species but of the world. Lewis Dartnell has a rare talent in being able to see the big picture – and explaining why it matters.
Origins is one of those rare books that dissolves mystery through the steady application of divine transparency. Reading this book gives proves to our various thoughts. Dartnell understands geology, geography, anthropology, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy and history. It’s not less than an achievement.
This is a book that will not only challenge our preconceptions about the past but should make us think very carefully about humanity’s future. “Dartnell’s story is beautifully written and organized. His infectious curiosity and enthusiasm tug the reader from page to page
By taking us billions of years into our planet’s past, Professor Lewis Dartnell tells us the ultimate origin story. When we reach the point where history becomes science we see a vast web of connections that underwrites our modern world. And helps us to face the challenges of the future. From the cultivation of the first crops to the founding of modern states, Origins reveals the Earth’s awesome impact on the shape of human civilizations. Dartnell has found the perfect blend of science and history.
Date of Release: 12 February 2019
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Bodley Head
Lewis Dartnell is an astrobiology researcher and professor at the University of Westminster. He has won several awards for his scientific writings and contributes to the Guardian, The Times and New Scientist.