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Nomads : the wanderers who shaped our world  Cover Image Book Book

Nomads : the wanderers who shaped our world / Anthony Sattin ; with illustrations by Sylvie Franquet.

Sattin, Anthony, (author.). Franquet, Sylvie, (illustrator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781324035459
  • ISBN: 1324035455
  • Physical Description: 357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton and Company, Incorporated, 2022.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-339) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Map 1: The Balancing Act: Eurasia to 453 CE -- Map 2: The Imperial Act: From the Rise of the Arabs to the Fall of the Mongols -- In the Zagros Mountains, Iran -- Part 1. The Balancing Act -- Part 2. The Imperial Act -- Part 3. The Act of Recovery.
Summary, etc.:
"The remarkable story of how nomads have fostered and refreshed civilization throughout our history. Moving across millennia, Nomads explores the transformative and often bloody relationship between settled and mobile societies. Often overlooked in history, the story of the umbilical connections between these two very different ways of living presents a radical new view of human civilization. From the Neolithic revolution to the twenty-first century via the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, the great nomadic empires of the Arabs and Mongols, the Mughals and the development of the Silk Road, nomads have been a perpetual counterbalance to the empires created by the power of human cities. Exploring the evolutionary biology and psychology of restlessness that makes us human, Anthony Sattin's sweeping history charts the power of nomadism from before the Bible to its decline in the present day. Connecting us to mythology and the records of antiquity, Nomads explains why we leave home, and why we like to returnagain. This is the history of civilization as told through its outsiders"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Nomads.
Civilization > History.

Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 305.9069 SATTIN 2023 (Text) 0001012503060 Nonfiction New Available -

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