Malthus: Sourcebook argument about population. There is a population curve and a
food/supply curve. Claims the population curve is growing faster than the food/supply curve.
Argues that wars and famine naturally limit the population, but warns that when t
BEFORE THE GREEKS (ca. 5 billion 1000 BC)
Early Pre-History, ca. 5,000,000-2,500,000
Sahara Desert a great desert covering most of the northern cap of Africa; comparable in size to
Europe or the US.
Geology the study of solid earth and its evolution over
1. Irrationalism a train of thought looking at human instinct as motivation for actions.
Approaches: purposely cultivating irrational for creativity's sake, celebrate violence as human
passion/drive, not throwing out reason,
Ch. 12: Industrial Revolution
1. Thomas Malthus: hates babies. Thinks lowering birthrates is the only way to decrease
poverty; supports laissez-faire economics.
2. Adam Smith: Scottish political thinker renowned for his work Wealth of Nations, one
West Civ Test 1 Study Guide
I. Early Pre-History (5 billion 2.5 million BC)
1. Geology- study of the earth and the processes by which it is shaped and
2. Historical Geography- study of how development of people is affected by
3. Plate te