A Theory of Development, in Travel Photos
So, how sparsely settled were the pre-Columbian Americas? The view in Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado. Rumored deserted do to environmental factors. This arid desert is by far not the most hospitable agricultural land in North America -- yet people lived here for centuries.
'Discovered' by Columbus, the microbes soon took their toll. Those with hardier genes, from lands of pestilence, moved in. Eventually relaxing resource constraints in the old world, while MesoAmerican technologies -- corn, tomatoes, potatoes, tobacco, coffee, and rubber spread around the globe...
Lugu Hu, Sichuan Province, China.
Kyoto in the Springtime. This one is just pretty...
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