How Iceland Changed the World: The Big History of a Small Island Free Audiobook Download by Egill Bjarnason
The Big History of a Small Island is a captivating account of how Iceland has changed the world over the centuries through its natural resources and people who by sheer force of will and ingenuity have shaped the course of human history. The island's tectonic plates, geothermal activity and pure water sources have made it an ideal place for humans to thrive.
Iceland is a small land in the North Atlantic Ocean. This island has experienced drastic changes in recent years, most notably during the financial crisis of 2008 when more than ten percent of its population lost their jobs and homes. Icelanders were not spared from the effects of this recession and are still trying to recover. The country went through some tough times but managed to come out on top as it became a pioneer in renewable energy production.
Iceland has had a big impact on the world and not just recently. Egill Bjarnason hits all major human and environmental events with his descriptions of the country's history. He also tells of the impact that Icelanders have had in the world, including how they were instrumental in inventing the Icelandic Language, becoming one of the best whalers in the world and helping to develop radar technology.
In this audiobook, Egill Bjarnason discusses how Iceland has changed the world by taking up a variety of different elements such as fishing and forestry to delve into Icelandic history.
Iceland, the world's most northerly and volcanically active island, has undergone some serious upheavals and changes in recent years. These include the 2008 financial crisis, the worst eruption of the country's Grímsvötn volcano in almost two centuries and increased tourism. Iceland is also providing an example of how a small nation can take on international leadership roles by fighting climate change.
Iceland is a small island in the North Atlantic Ocean that is home to more than 320,000 people. The country's population has decreased by 50% in the past 100 years and almost half of children have to leave Iceland to attend school. Yet, Iceland has made significant changes in the world. These changes include the development of geothermal energy, significant advancements in medical research and technological advancement.
|Duration||8 hours 44 minutes|
|Is It Free?||30-days Free|
|Parent Category||Essays & Travelogues, Europe, World|