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December 13, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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This event will be held on Zoom.

This event will be held on Zoom.

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Ground Below: How the Earth Shaped Humanity

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Did you ever wonder why diamonds are so expensive? Why the Middle East dominates the world’s oil market? Why Ancient Greece had so many marble statues and buildings? Or why Europe and China developed guns and steel, not Native Americans? Join author and historian, Eamon McCarthy Earls for a sneak preview of his forthcoming book, "Ground Below."

This event will be held on Zoom. To join us, please register online, and we will email you the link shortly before the program.

The talk will take audiences through a remarkable story of shifting continents, clever people, and hidden riches below the surface that shaped our species. We will explore the ways that the Earth’s naturally occurring geology influenced the early evolution of human culture, and the creative ways that people have overcome the challenges of the natural world. The Earth once shaped us—but now we shape it, yet in spite of our innovations we depend on the natural world more than we possibly imagine.

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