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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 Books, 2011, cop. 2011.
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Why does the West rule? And with the rise of China and India, how long will its power last? In this critically-acclaimed bestseller, eminent historian and archaeologist Ian Morris provides provocative answers. Morris explains that only by exploring the whole of human civilisation can we see why development differed in the East and West. And only when we know this story - told here with unique flair and authority -  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Morris
ISBN: 9781846682087 1846682088 9781846681479 1846681472
OCLC Number: 800915781
Notes: Publié pour la 1re fois en 2010 à New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Awards: Winner of PEN Center USA Awards: Research Nonfiction Category 2011.
Description: 1 vol. (XIII-750 p.) : ill., cartes, couv. ill. ; 20 cm
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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