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Why the West rules-- for now : the patterns of history, and what they reveal about the future

Author: Ian Morris
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Archaeologist and historian Ian Morris explains that Western dominance is largely the result of the effects of geography on the everyday efforts of ordinary people as they deal with crises of resources, disease, migration, and climate. As geography and human ingenuity continue to interact, however, the world over the next hundred years will subsequently change in astonishing ways, transforming Western rule in the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Morris
ISBN: 9780374290023 0374290024 9780312611699 0312611692
OCLC Number: 531718733
Description: xiii, 750 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Before East and West --
The West takes the lead --
Taking the measure of the past --
The East catches up --
Neck and neck --
Decline and fall --
The Eastern age --
Going global --
The West catches up --
The Western age --
Why the West rules ... --
... For now --
Appendix : On social development.
Responsibility: Ian Morris.

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Archaeologist and historian Ian Morris explains that Western dominance is largely the result of the effects of geography on the everyday efforts of ordinary people as they deal with crises of resources, disease, migration, and climate. As geography and human ingenuity continue to interact, however, the world over the next hundred years will subsequently change in astonishing ways, transforming Western rule in the process.

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