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Does Geography Determine Destiny?

  • Which is greater:
    The impact of the environment on people, or people on the environment?
  • How does where you live affect how you live?
  • How does what you eat affect how you live?
  • What does it mean to be civilized?

Terms, Places, People

  • social system
  • complex technologies
  • culture
  • specialization

Location, location, location. You may have heard this phrase before. It is used by realtors to explain that the most important thing in selling a house is its location. With the civilizations you are about to study, location might be the most important thing that determined the success of those civilizations. This is the big question you should consider:

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