The early history of civilization is dominated by those cultures we discussed in Chapter Two. However, there were a number of other important civilizations that emerged during this same time period. These smaller civilizations were heavily influenced by their larger and more powerful neighbors.
Trade routes brought distant travelers into new lands. With them they carried the technologies, ideas and cultures from one land to another. Sitting in the middle of these trade routes were the civilizations of the Middle East.
The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability he has.
Roald Amundsen and Umberto Nobile became the first men to cross the North Pole in an airship on May 12, 1926.