The Dynamic Society: The Sources of Global Change by Graeme Donald Snooks
By Graeme Donald Snooks
This e-book discusses the character and means of swap in human society over the last million years. the writer attracts on financial, ancient and organic techniques to check the riding forces of switch and appears to most likely advancements sooner or later. This research produces a few very thought-provoking and debatable conclusions.
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3b. From around 240 million years BP—the low point in the longest cold period in the planet’s history— sea levels rose gradually until about 110 million years BP, then increased more rapidly to a plateau between 90 to 67 million years BP (when they were 200 to 300 metres higher than at present), gradually fell to 29 million years BP, then declined suddenly to a level similar to that at the present, albeit with ‘short’ sharp fluctuations. The usual argument that changing sea levels—indeed of climate generally— constituted a ‘forcing factor’ in the changes of life on Earth is not very persuasive.
Horsemen of war’ (Chapter 10) and ‘Conjurers of commerce’ (Chapter 11) focus upon the dynamic strategies of conquest and commerce by which ancient civilizations were able to raise their populations and living standards beyond the restrictions of neolithic technology. And it is shown that the cost of this form of progress for ancient societies was ultimate collapse. Then in ‘The Dynamic Society’ (Chapter 12) we retrace the path taken by human society over the past 2 million years— the great steps of human progress—and provide a systematic and internally consistent empirical explanation (or existential model).
This graph suggests that the main phases of mountain building were: • • • • • • • 2,800 to 2,300 million years (myrs): this involved the first main phase of mountain building (equivalent to that in the modern period) associated with the building of the first supercontinent called Kenora, involving North America and Europe. 2,200 to 1,500 myrs: when the second supercontinent called Amazonia (South America) was formed. 1,400 to 800 myrs: when the third supercontinent, Baikalia (Asia), emerged. 650 myrs: Gondwana.