Space, Time and Man: A Prehistorian's View

Space, Time and Man: A Prehistorian's View

by Grahame Clark
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521467624

ISBN-13: 9780521467629

Pub. Date: 12/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Human understanding of time and space has been developing since the most primitive societies began to record an awareness of their history and environment. Grahame Clark, a distinguished prehistorian, describes that process and its extension with the emergence of technology, social organisation and the capacity for abstract thought. Moving from preliterate to

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Overview

Human understanding of time and space has been developing since the most primitive societies began to record an awareness of their history and environment. Grahame Clark, a distinguished prehistorian, describes that process and its extension with the emergence of technology, social organisation and the capacity for abstract thought. Moving from preliterate to civilised societies, he charts the various phases of transition, marked most notably by the growth of geographical discovery culminating in the circumnavigation of the earth, and the growth of a deeper, more critical view of human history. Our own period takes this fascinating account into the exploration of outer space and the search for an understanding of man's place in the cosmos.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521467629
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Series:
Canto original Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. From animal ecology to human history; 2. Space in preliterate societies; 3. Time in preliterate societies; 4. Civilization and the expansion of space; 5. Civilization and the deepening of historical time; 6. Evolution and world prehistory; 7. Extraterrestrial space and time; 8. Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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