From the Inside Flap
"You've all seen the poster of the milky way galaxy with an arrow to a point about halfway out from the center and the caption, You are here.’ This book is like that only more so. It locates the human experience in the entirety of space-time."Alfred Crosby, author of Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900
About the Author
David Christian is Professor in the Department of History at San Diego State University. He is the author of Living Water: Vodka and Russian Society on the Eve of Emancipation (1990), Imperial and Soviet Russia: Power, Privilege and the Challenge of Modernity (1997), and A History of Russia, Central Asia and Mongolia: Volume 1: Inner Eurasia from Prehistory to the Mongol Empire (1998).