With China's transformation into a republic after two millennia as an empire as the starting point, Ooi Kee Beng prompts renowned historian Wang Gungwu through a series of interviews to discuss China, Europe, Southeast Asia and India.
Author: Ooi Kee Beng
Publisher: Flipside Digital Content Company Inc.
With China's transformation into a republic after two millennia as an empire as the starting point, Ooi Kee Beng prompts renowned historian Wang Gungwu through a series of interviews to discuss China, Europe, Southeast Asia and India. What emerges is an exciting and original World History that is neither Eurocentric nor Sinocentric. If anything, it is an appreciation of the dominant role that Central Asia played in the history of most of mankind over the last several thousand years.The irrepressible power of the Eurasian core over the centuries explains much of the development of civilizations founded at the fringes - at its edges to the west, the east and the south. Most significantly, what is recognized as The Global Age today, is seen as the latest result of these conflicts between core and edge leading at the Atlantic fringe to human mastery of the sea - in military and mercantile terms. In effect, human history, which had for centuries been configured by continental dynamics, has only quite recently established a new dimension to counteract these. In summary, Wang Gungwu argues convincingly that "e;The Global is Maritime"e;.
Flake tools with ( “ Mousterian ” ) finely retouched edges go back far in time , 500
, 000 - 600 , 000 years ago in ... after reaching Africa — to blank Aakes made
there by “ Levalloisian ” reduction of cores via prepared striking platforms ... Was
there to - ing and fro - ing , between Africa and Eurasia , of different people
bearing different ideas during the Middle Pleistocene ? ... Probably Clive Gamble
( 1993 ) is much closer to the mark , with his quasi - biological concept of an
3 : 2 ) on a large Levallois blade , partially cortical , from a singleplatform core .
The point has discontinuous retouch on nearly its whole length . Lateral edges
were formed by fairly careless , diverse , and flat retouch . The distal part exhibits
Gradual reduction of the cores ' sizes ( miniaturization ) cannot be the only
explanation of this . On the ... As soon as the rotation of the striking platform was
finished , an elongated flake with the axis non - parallel to its edges was removed
... while younger mountains and valleys were formed around its edges . This
platform is made up of successive pre - Jurassic tectonic units : a core of
metamorphic rocks , a partial ring of Carboniferous fold - belts around the core ,
and an outer ...
CENTRAL EURASIA The solid crust of the Earth forms only a thin layer on the
surface of its total mass . ... largest of all continents , we see that the great
achievements of humanity , the main centres of civilisation , lie on its edges . ...
the immense wastes of Central Eurasia , little known , and unpredictable in their
reactions — the Magma , the molten core around which most of world history has
been built .
To produce this implement a flint core was struck against a stone as a hammer is
struck against an anvil . In the Acheulian industry this implement was refined
considerably . Its zigzag edge was trimmed by striking it sharp blows with a bar of
In the southern hemisphere the -0.3 contour rican and Pacific rises and North
American - Eurasian runs along mask lines a ... At the level of fic - Chile , and
South Atlantic - Indian oceanic rift ridges . core - mantle boundary the African and
Pacific rises agree Other apices lie ... Its edges extend along the southeast mar
each mask , we could find at least one more position gin of North America and
a Systemic approaches 1 Economic hegemony In Wallerstein ' s Marxist
framework , to the ' core ' dominates the periphery ' , causing ... of 1618 - 1648 ,
the Napoleonic Wars of 1792 - 1815 and the Eurasian World Wars of 1914 - 1945
) as important in securing hegemony . ... of the war itself , and the post - war inter -
state settlement is designed to encrust that greater edge and protect against its
Though the sea endures , its aspect is inconstant . ... and broadest basin , named
by Magellan for its calm waters , although explosive volcanoes ring its edges and
typhoons batter its many ... Rodinia's core endures in the ancient mountains of
Newfoundland , the wide expanses of Canada , and the rocky outcrops of New
York City's Central Park . ... Australia India PANTHALASSIC OCEAN Antarctica
PANGAEA ULTIMA Eurasia North America PACIFIC OCEAN South America
Author: Deborah Cramer
The author of Great Waters: An Atlantic Passage identifies a living partnership between the earth and its life, explaining the comparatively new responsibility of human beings in protecting the sea in order to safeguard climate and environmental interests. 30,000 first printing.
PLATE A Transform boundary PLATE B Top view Spreading boundary
Converging boundary core of continental lithosphere completely surrounded by
oceanic ... Its relative motion is northwesterly , so that it has a subduction
boundary along most of the western and northern edge . ... The Eurasian plate is
mostly continental lithosphere , but is fringed on the west and north by a belt of
oceanic lithosphere .
This fauna should , according to Gentry , be seen as a stage in the evolution of Eurasian bovid faunae . With respect ... They do not possess raised frontals
between the horn - cores , above the orbital edges , following his observations .
Each of ...
These layers form thre mantle are - y e " partly melted. main sections: the crust,
the mantle, and the core. ... At its deepest it is made up of can reach a depth of
molten iron 43 miles (70 km). ... shows #| inner core ravines and cliffs that mark
the edges of two plates: # remains solid the North American Plate and the Eurasian ...
Author: Anita Ganeri
Publisher: Dk Pub
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Computer-generated seabed images are combined with charts, maps, and diagrams to teach young readers about oceans and sea life, with special attention given to such ecological concerns as pollution and changing sea levels.
Nicholas Spykman ( 1894 – 1943 ) , concluding that the countries on the outer edges of Eurasia — the rimland ( Fig . ... to Mackinder in a parody of his “ theory "
: in a core area that , by virtue of its clustering , is vulnerable to attack by modern ...
Author: Harm J. de Blij
An introduction to world regional geography organized according to developed and less developed regions, this text provides an overview of the regional geography of the world, as well as basic systematic geography. Covers Europe, the Soviet Union, North America, Australia, Japan, Middle and South America, Africa, Southwest Asia, the Indian Perimeter, China, and Southeast Asia. Material covered includes regional concepts and classification; culture and landscape; pleistocene influence; climate regions; water cycles; and soil distribution. Specifics of each region are also considered, such as population, politics, changing natural environment, and economics. Also discusses urbanization, industrialization, environmental hazards and diseases, and more. Features several indices and a glossary.
Author: Leonid Pavlovich KhlobystinPublish On: 2005
The Archaeology of Northernmost Eurasia Leonid Pavlovich Khlobystin William
W. Fitzhugh, Vladimir Viktorovich ... The core is made of flinty slate . ... One of the
blades was turned into an endscraper , but its working edge is partially broken .
Continental crust underlies most of the large pre - Tertiary core of Southeast Asia
, comprising Sumatra , west Borneo ... Its east edge is marked by suture belts
apparently formed by collision of the western continent with eastward - dipping ...
moving roughly westward ; the India - Australia plate , moving northward or
northeastward ; and the China ( or Eurasia ) plate , which is relatively stationary (
Fig . 1 ) .
resulting from the decomposition of radioactive material, led to the development
of a molten or liquid core. ... After a certain critical point, the sima moves sideways
toward the downward bulge, compressing its edges into great folds and slowly
forcing up the entire basin. ... intrigued for many years by the apparent "fit"
between North and South America on one hand, and Eurasia and Africa on the
Author: Scholastic Library PublishingPublish On: 2006
In northern Eurasia a long intermediate period called the Mesolithic provided a
transition between the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods . ... The core that
remained was the implement . ... In the Acheulian culture , finer control of the
tool's shape and of the sharpness of its edge was obtained by striking blows in a
different way ...