The pre-historic connection of the African continent with peninsular India in the Gondwanaland day led the author to think whether the earliest inhabitants of India came from Africa. The present worldview, however, rules it out by assuming that Gondwanaland disintegrated long before the humans arrived in Africa. This view, however, cannot convincingly explain how primitive Man spilled all over the world in the later years, crossing the huge oceans in between. The present book is an attempt to solve this puzzle on the basis of available evidence.
The invention of machines in the 18th century by humans, though lauded as the greatest achievement, has also resulted in ever-increasing pollution and destruction of nature in the name of development. The cumulative effect of all this after centuries of progress has brought us to the precipice where global warming and its ugly effects are bringing the planet to the brink of a catastrophe. The only way to reverse this effect in the author’s view is to ascertain that the majority of our population retains agriculture as their livelihood. That is the only way global warming can be reversed. The book is based on rational thinking and scientific reasoning.
Alok Bhattacharya: The author is a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Banaras Hindu University along with a few years of research experience in Canadian universities. He started his career as a scientist in a CSIR Lab, then moved on to industry as an R&D Scientist and retired after a successful career. He has published in national and international journals of repute, was an invited speaker in the Calcutta session of the Indian Science Congress in 1995, and has authored books on advanced research topics. He has traveled widely and has an active interest in current social issues. His book “Global Warming” has been published by Rupa & Co. in 2008
Book:Mankind: Origin, Journey to the Present and Future
Publisher:Pendown Press Powered by Gullybaba Publishing House Pvt. Ltd.
Number of Pages:172