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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 : EnglishView 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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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Morris
ISBN: 9780374290023 0374290024 9781846682087 1846682088
OCLC Number: 705943517
Awards: Winner of PEN Center USA Awards: Research Nonfiction Category 2011.
Description: XIII, 750 S. : Ill., Kt.
Responsibility: Ian Morris.

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Why does the West rule? This title answers this provocative question, drawing on 15,000 years of history and archaeology, and the methods of social science.  Read more...

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A provocative and extraordinary contribution to wide-screen comparative history... a true banquet of ideas -- Boyd Tonkin Independent An important book - one that challenges, stimulates and Read more...

 
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