The Earth Transformed
Taking us from the Big Bang to the present, the internationally bestselling author of The Silk Roads joins us to tell the story of how a changing climate has profoundly shaped human history.
Peter Frankopan returns to BookFest to share the story of how the climate has shaped the rise and fall of civilisations across time. How did the environment shape the development of religion and language? How did fluctuating harvests affect the shipment of enslaved peoples? How did agriculture contribute to the origins of the bureaucratic state? Answers to all these questions and more in this fascinating event.
‘Frankopan is a brilliant guide to terra incognita.’ – Sunday Times
Peter will be in conversation with Jeevan Vasagar, Climate Editor at Tortoise Media. Before that, he was a foreign correspondent for the Financial Times in Singapore and Berlin, and a staff reporter at The Guardian, including spells as East Africa correspondent and education editor. He is the author of Lion City: Singapore and the Invention of Modern Asia.