Road Through Time: The Story of Humanity on the Move by Mary SoderstromRoad Through Time: The Story of Humanity on the Move by Mary Soderstrom

Road Through Time: The Story of Humanity on the Move

byMary Soderstrom

Paperback | April 15, 2017

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"A beautiful interweaving of memoir and history, of driving narrative and insightful reflection." - Ken McGoogan, author of Dead Reckoning and Kerouac's Ghost

Accessible and entertaining, Road Through Time begins with the story of how anatomically modern humans left Africa to populate the world. She then carries us along the Silk Road in Central Asia, and tells of roads built for war in Persia, the Andes, and the Roman Empire. She sails across the seas, and introduces the first railways, all before plunking us down in the middle of a massive, modern freeway.

The book closes with a view from the end of the road, literally and figuratively, asking, can we meet the challenges presented by a mode of travel dependent on hydrocarbons, or will we decline, like so many civilizations that have come before us?
Mary Soderstrom lives in Montreal and is the author of fourteen other books of fiction and non-fiction. Her most recent work, River Music, was published in 2015.
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Title:Road Through Time: The Story of Humanity on the MoveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:April 15, 2017Publisher:University of Regina PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889774773

ISBN - 13:9780889774773

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Table of Contents

MAP - Early Human Migrations 

ONE       On the Road, I 
TWO      Bottleneck on the Road from Eden 
THREE   Into the Woods
FOUR     The Things They Carried
FIVE       Warriors' Roads
SIX         Across the Water
SEVEN   Mystery Roads
EIGHT    The Revenge of the Road
NINE      Speeding
TEN       On the road, II

Notes 
Bibliography
Index

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"A fascinating, entertaining, and informative read from cover to cover." - Midwest Book Review