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Unformatted text preview: lect april 6 16:31 Todays ids Contagion Mesopotamia Todays music Danse baccanale from Samson and delihah ballet o By Camille sanit- saents Major ids Who, what, where, why, how environmental significance Supplemental reader The axes continued Ecological borders o Things like mountains, forests, deserts, rivers, rain forests o Things that deter the progression of technology o Much less in Eurasia than relative to the Americas or Africa o World around you How difficult it was to migrate long distances, Eurasia afforded more for environmental manipulation Americas axis o 9,000 miles north south Eurasia o 8,000 east west o about 40% of the total global land mass contagion microbes o survival of the fittest, the most adaptable to change are the ones that survive o more viralitic disease, found ways of adapting to new conditions o one of which was when humans started to domesticate large mammals o the best microbes found ways to attack the domesticating humans o transfer of diseases first happened, one way was fornication with actual that were being domesticated (sheep) o handling of large animals, humans came into contact with animal dung, urine, blood, etc o viruses, funguses etc transference, o also happened through eating the meat o can also pass through the air o the deadly gifts of livestock (pg 207) o e.g. swine flu stages of the diseases are discussed in ch 11 o the humans that first domesticated animals were the first to get diseases, and then first to develop immunities to the diseases o decedents were tremendously resistant to these primitive diseases o eventually became a powerful weapon measles, tuberculosis, small pox, influenza, pertussis, malaria, immunities spreading of disease from one individual to another from direct or indirect contact, domesticating livestock a major factor most advanced early civilizations and primitive ones...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2010 for the course ENV S 3 taught by Professor Graves during the Spring '05 term at UCSB.

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