Nomads – The Wanderers that Shaped our World
Anthony Sattin has been described as ‘a cross between Indiana Jones and a John Buchan hero’ and ‘one of the key influences on travel writing today’. His radical new view of human civilisation, Nomads, named a Book of the Year by both The Times and the Spectator, delves into our deepest mythology, unrecorded antiquity and natural environment to tell the remarkable story of the wanderers who shaped our world. Exploring the evolutionary biology and psychology of restlessness that makes us human, Anthony’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 return again. This is the history of civilisation as told through its outsiders.