Today's game industry through the lens of human history
Diamond's book asked an important question: Why did ... The Fertile Crescent isn't so fertile these days, because its caretakers just didn't take care. To morph this analogy a bit with a focus on curation, we can look to ancient civilizations again.
The Ancient Egyptian invention that made everything else possible
It was the everyday business of the ancient ... the Fertile Crescent of Mesopotamia where a fallow year had to be interposed to rest the land between harvests on land that was also subject to salinization, something that did not happen along the Nile.
Climate is a culture key in PBS' `Guns, Germs and Steel'
That transition began civilization as we know it ... including metalwork and writing. But why did these changes lead to such advances, at first in the Fertile Crescent of the Middle East, then in Egypt and later Europe, but not in such locales as the ...
The World; Where Kurds Seek a Land, Turks Want the Water
There are many reasons why Mr. Ocalan found foreign supporters for ... The Tigris and Euphrates Rivers created the ''Fertile Crescent'' where some of the first civilizations emerged. Today they are immensely important resources, politically as well as ...
Brooks on Beer: The buzz about sour beers
The Egyptians and other ancient civilizations in the Fertile Crescent used yeast ... melting pot is the freedom to do what you want. Nowhere is that more true than in the world of craft beer. When microbreweries first began, brewers looked to the brewing ...