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The Measure of Civilization : How Social Development Decides the Fate of Nations.

Author: Ian Morris
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2013.
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In the last thirty years, there have been fierce debates over how civilizations develop and why the West became so powerful. The Measure of Civilization presents a brand-new way of investigating these questions and provides new tools for assessing the long-term growth of societies. Using a groundbreaking numerical index of social development that compares societies in different times and places, award-winning author  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Morris
ISBN: 9781400844760 1400844762
OCLC Number: 845247046
Description: 1 online resource (401 pages)
Contents: Introduction : quantifying social development --
Methods and assumptions --
Energy capture --
Social organization --
War-making capacity --
Information technology --
Discussion : the limits and potential of measuring development.

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