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Why America is not a new Rome

Author: Vaclav Smil
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An investigation of the America-Rome analogy that goes deeper than the facile comparisons made on talk shows and in glossy magazine articles.

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Smil, Vaclav.
Why America is not a new Rome.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009019763
(OCoLC)344037024
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vaclav Smil
ISBN: 9780262283885 0262283883 9780262288293 026228829X 0262195933 9780262195935 1282541986 9781282541986
OCLC Number: 586147551
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 226 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Part 1 America as a New Rome?""; ""I Nihil Novi Sub Sole""; ""Part 2 Why America Is Not a New Rome""; ""II Empires, Powers, Limits""; ""III Knowledge, Machines, Energy""; ""IV Life, Death, Wealth""; ""Part 3 Why Comparisons Fail""; ""V Historical Analogies and Their (Lack of) Meaning""; ""Notes""; ""References""; ""Name Index""; ""Subject Index""
Responsibility: Vaclav Smil.

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[T]his book is both a polemic and a work of scholarship. -- Daniel Headrick, Technology and Culture Smil (Univ. of Manitoba, Canada) has written an entertaining response to authors who have compared Read more...

 
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