Here's the bumph from the University of Regina's Spring 2017 catalogue:
In this thoroughly researched and beautifully written history of roads as vectors of change, Mary Soderstrom documents how routes of migration and transport have transformed both humanity and our planet. Accessible and entertaining, Road Through Time begins with the story of how anatomically modernhumans left Africa to populate the world.
She then carries us along the Silk Road in central Asia, and tells of roads built for war in Persia, the Andes, and the Roman Empire. She sails across the seas, and introduces the rst railways, all before plunking us down in the middle of a massive, modern freeway. The book closes with a view from the end of the road, literally and figuratively, asking, can we meet the challenges presented by a mode of travel dependent on hydrocarbons, or will we decline, like so many civilizations that have come before us?
Sound interesting? If I hadn't written the book, I'd want to read it, says she, smiling! The catalogue gives the pub date as April 15, 2017, so I guess we'll have to wait a bit to do that!