A course of 35 lectures, given at
the Flinders University of South Australia from 2004 until my retirement in 2006.

This web site presents the material for Science, Civilization and Society as it was developed for the course. The material is constantly upgraded, but major amendments are now added to and documented in the accompanying blog.

A book version of the material is also available; for details see worldcivilizations.info.

Comments, corrections and suggestions are always welcome; please email me at

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