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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: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, [2010] ©2010
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why does the West rule? In this magnum opus, eminent Stanford polymath Ian Morris answers this provocative question, drawing on 50,000 years of history, archeology, and the methods of social science, to make sense of when, how, and why the paths of development differed in the East and West - and what this portends for the 21st century.
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Morris, Ian, 1960-
Why the West rules-- for now
(OCoLC)578119356
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Morris
ISBN: 9781551995816 1551995816
OCLC Number: 869821665
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 750 pages) : illustrations, maps, portrait.
Responsibility: Ian Morris.

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Why does the West rule? In this magnum opus, eminent Stanford polymath Ian Morris answers this provocative question, drawing on 50,000 years of history, archeology, and the methods of social science, to make sense of when, how, and why the paths of development differed in the East and West - and what this portends for the 21st century.

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