Times Literary Supplement @TheTLS (March 3, 2023) – Peter Frankopan likes to take the long view. In The Silk Roads (2015) Oxford University’s professor of global history argued that the Persian Empire and its trade routes were central to the rise of western civilization, not, as traditionally thought, Rome, Greece and Egypt. In The Earth Transformed Frankopan’s timeline is considerably longer: he looks at climate change since the formation of the Earth 4.5 billion years ago.
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