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The global condition : conquerors, catastrophes, and community

Author: William Hardy McNeill
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides an interpretation of history as a competition of parasites, both biological and human. This title questions the notion of 'frontier freedom' through an examination of European expansion. It  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Hardy McNeill
ISBN: 0691086486 9780691086484 0691025592 9780691025599
OCLC Number: 25787648
Notes: This book is comprised of The great frontier, originally published by Princeton University Press in 1983; The human frontier published by Princeton University Press in 1979; and "Control and catastrophe in human affairs," published first in Daedalus.
Description: xv, 171 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: PrefacePt. IThe Great Frontier: Freedom and Hierarchy in Modern TimesLecture I: To 17505Lecture II: From 175033Pt. IIThe Human Condition: An Ecological and Historical ViewMicroparasitism, Macroparasitism, and the Urban Transmutation69Microparasitism, Macroparasitism, and the Commercial Transmutation100Pt. IIIControl and Catastrophe in Human Affairs133Notes151Index161
Responsibility: William H. McNeill.
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