The goal of the day trip, in addition to experience, was once to review the nationwide responses to weather switch within the 14 international locations traversed through the process the expedition.
Feasting at the wonders of nature, Arctic to Antarctic takes the reader deep into the region's shared tradition and brilliantly fuses its hoary antiquity with modern existence. the writer celebrates the very best inventive and technical achievements of the flourishing pre-Columbian civilisations and rejoices at present reassertion and rediscovery of local tradition and traditions.
His deep interest approximately evolutionary heritage and archaeological anthropology leads the writer to hypothesise the presence of a Negroid inhabitants within the Americas lengthy sooner than the arriving of the Mongoloid Asians around the Bering Strait. He wonders if the good floods mentioned in a variety of scriptures, and the misplaced towns pointed out in international mythologies, are certainly actual; that there existed, in a number of components of the Earth, complex civilisations that have been in touch with one another, as they're now, and have been destroyed concurrently in a surprising disaster.
Arctic to Antarctic is a breezy satire of America’s stricken previous formed by means of marauding conquistadors, industrious clergy, ragtag revolutionaries and corrupt leaders who did not anything to assist the lives of the poor.
A deftly crafted travelogue on probably the most attention-grabbing areas of our planet, it's a mild, enjoyable learn that would linger lengthy within the brain.
The textual content is stronger with one hundred ninety color photographs.
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