The Geographical Interpretation of History

More on the geographical interpretation of history: Peter Watson in The Great Divide: Nature and Human Nature in the Old World and the New (London: HarperCollins, 2012) describes how the Americas and Afro-Eurasia evolved differently in the agrarian era due to climate, domesticable mammals, and hallucinogenic plants. Only the Amerindians had lots of hallucinogens (plus tobacco), while the old worlders had to make do with alcohol.


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