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Posted March 28, 2011
In the Children of the Sun, Alfred W. Crosby does a really nice job getting down the basics of how the technology and environment has changed from the Paleolithic Era to now. In the book he explains everything in chronological order so it is very organized and the reader can see the changes and continuities over time. Also, Crosby really does a nice job explaining the Industrial Revolution and Colombian Exchange, two very important historical events which have helped historians study history. In my opinion, Crosby really completes his purpose of writing the book because he has knowledge of history, for he was a professor of history, geography, and American Studies at many colleges. If you are wanting to learn about the historical changes in the way the early humans adapted to the environment i would highly recommend this book. Even though Crosby does not apply "textbook" description of everything, he still gets the point across to the reader. If a person is wanting to learn about how political and social classes developed, this is not the best book because Crosby does not talk about those topics.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.