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Civilization : the West and the rest

Author: Niall Ferguson; Tantor Media.; Playaway Digital Audio.; Findaway World, LLC.
Publisher: [Solon, Ohio] : Playaway Digital Audio : [Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC, [2011], ℗2011.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook : Sound recording   Computer File : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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The author argues that, beginning in the fifteenth century, the West developed six powerful "killer applications" that the "Rest" of civilization lacked: competition, science, the rule of law, modern medicine, consumerism, and the work ethic. These innovations allowed the West to leap ahead of the Rest, and a dozen Western empires came to control the vast majority of mankind and the world economy.
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
History
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording
Document Type: Sound Recording, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Niall Ferguson; Tantor Media.; Playaway Digital Audio.; Findaway World, LLC.
ISBN: 9781616571290 1616571292
OCLC Number: 743277704
Notes: Title from Playaway label.
"HDAUDIO."
"Tantor Audio"--Container.
Release date supplied by publisher.
Previously released by Tantor Media, Inc., p2011.
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback.
Performer(s): Read by Niall Ferguson.
Description: 1 sound media player (13 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Responsibility: Niall Ferguson.

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The author argues that, beginning in the fifteenth century, the West developed six powerful "killer applications" that the "Rest" of civilization lacked: competition, science, the rule of law, modern medicine, consumerism, and the work ethic. These innovations allowed the West to leap ahead of the Rest, and a dozen Western empires came to control the vast majority of mankind and the world economy.

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