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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: London : Profile, 2010.
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Sometime around 1750, English entrepreneurs unleashed the astounding energies of steam and coal, and the world was forever changed. The emergence of factories, railroads, and gunboats propelled the West's rise to power in the nineteenth century, and the development of computers and nuclear weapons in the twentieth century secured its global supremacy. Now, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, many worry  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Morris
ISBN: 9781846681479 1846681472 9781847652942 1847652948
OCLC Number: 648100724
Awards: Winner of PEN Center USA Awards: Research Nonfiction Category 2011.
Winner of PEN USA Literary Awards 2011 (UK)
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Combining the textual historian's focus on context, the anthropological archaeologist's awareness of the deep past, and the social scientist's comparative methods to make sense of the past, present  Read more...

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