What are some good resources for studying the role of climate and geography in the development of civilizations?
I’m making a “world” as a new project, and I want it to make geographical sense. I don’t want to have major cities where they would never exist on Earth (i.e., all major cities I know of are built around fresh water) – so I’d like to get a better idea of how, where and why cities and civilizations develop.
I’ve already looked into Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs and Steel, but do any of you jellies have any other suggestions for me?
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