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Wright, Ronald 1948-

Overview
Works: 100 works in 343 publications in 4 languages and 10,175 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Conversation and phrase books  Anecdotes  Satire 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR9199.3.W75, 970.00497
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Stolen continents : the Americas through Indian eyes since 1492 by Ronald Wright( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,345 libraries worldwide
Historical account of the Old World and the New, unlike Asia and Africa America never saw its colonizers leave
A short history of progress by Ronald Wright( Book )
26 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 957 libraries worldwide
"A Short History of Progress is nothing less than a concise history of the world since Neanderthal times, elegantly written, brilliantly conceived, and stunningly clear in its warning to us now. Wright shows how human beings have a way of walking into "progress traps," beginning with the worldwide slaughter of big game in the Stone Age. The same pattern of overconsumption then took a new from, as many of the world's most creative civilizations - Mesopotamia, the Maya, the Roman Empire - fell victim to their own success."--BOOK COVER
The gold eaters by Ronald Wright( Book )
5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 729 libraries worldwide
"A sweeping, epic historical novel of exploration and invasion, of slaves and conquerors, and above all, an enduring love that must overcome the forging of an empire. Plucked from his small fishing village and captured by the conquistadors looking to plunder the gold of Peru, young Waman is the everyman thrown into extraordinary circumstances, caught up in history's throes. He finds himself at every major moment in the empire-building of the Spanish explorers, including Francisco Pizarro, and in the culture clash and violent overthrow of the Incan leaders. He becomes an indispensable translator between the two worlds, who must learn political gamesmanship in order to survive and so that he can one day find the love of his life and be reunited with his family. Based closely on real historical events, The Gold Eaters draws on Ronald Wright's expert knowledge of sixteenth-century South America, as well as his imaginative ability to bring to life an unforgettable epoch and a world forged anew from violence and upheaval"--
Henderson's spear : a novel by Ronald Wright( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 617 libraries worldwide
Imprisoned in a Tahitian jail while searching for her long-lost father, Liv attempts to reconstruct her troubled past and reflects upon the secret journal of her ancestor Frank Henderson, who came to Tahiti with Queen Victoria's grandchildren
A scientific romance by Ronald Wright( Book )
20 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 561 libraries worldwide
The curator of a British museum travels to the future to find medicine for his mad-cow disease. The time machine lands in a depopulated Britain which has a tropical climate and whose few inhabitants are black. The novel describes the curator's adventures as the sole white man. A first novel
What is America? : a short history of the new world order by Ronald Wright( Book )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 556 libraries worldwide
"Ronald Wright shows how the New World created the modern world - and how the New World now threatens to undo it all. He lifts the veil on our advanced society to reveal the deeply archaic forces that are undermining it: religious extremism, militarism, and an unshakable faith in often-dangerous ideals like endless progress, unfettered capitalism, and a universal mission." "What is America? is a passionate - and essential - look at a thoroughly puzzling, and thoroughly troubling, time."--Jacket
Stolen continents : the "New World" through Indian eyes by Ronald Wright( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
Presents Native American accounts of the plunder and persecution wrought by white settlers and explorers on the one hundred million people already living in the Americas in 1492
Stolen continents : five hundered years of conquest and resistance in the Americas by Ronald Wright( Book )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the conquest and survival of five great American cultures: Aztec, Maya, Inca, Cherokee and, Iroquois
Stolen continents : the Indian story by Ronald Wright( Book )
14 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Amerikas oprindelige folks historie, beskrevet ud fra aztekernes, mayaernes, inkaernes, cherokesernes og irokesernes egne dokumenter gennem 5 århundreder
Time among the Maya : travels in Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico by Ronald Wright( Book )
14 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
The Maya of Central America have been called the Greeks of the New World. In the first millennium ad, they created the most intellectually and artistically advanced civilization of the Americas. Throughout the ensuing centuries, as neighbouring empires fell in warfare and to the Spanish invasion, the Maya endured, shaken but never destroyed. In Time Among the Maya, Ronald Wright's journey takes him not only to the lands of the ancient Maya, but also among the five million people who speak Mayan languages and preserve a Mayan identity today. His travels begin in tiny Belize, exploring the jungles and mountains of Guatemala, bloodstained by civil war, and end in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Embracing history, politics, anthropology, and literature, this book is both a fascinating travel memoir and the study of a civilization
Henderson's spear by Ronald Wright( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Liv is writing froma Tahitian jail, piecing together her troubled past and her family's buried history for the unknown daughter she gave up at birth. The search for her own father, an airman missing since the Korean war, has brought her to the South Seas and landed her behind bars on a trumped-up maurder charge. Liv recalls her childhood and made a discovery she made while packing up the family house after her mother's recent death: the hidden diaries of her ancestor Frank Henderson, written in the 1890s
An illustrated short history of progress by Ronald Wright( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
A scientific romance : a novel by Ronald Wright( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 105 libraries worldwide
The rediscovery of H.G. Wells's time machine sends a museum curator of Victorian machinery into the future, where he participates in an archaeological dig while exploring his personal history
Time among the Maya : travels in Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico by Ronald Wright( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
The Maya created one of the world's most brilliant civilizations, famous for its art, astronomy, and deep fascination with the mystery of time. Despite collapse in the ninth century, Spanish invasion in the sixteenth, and civil war in the twentieth, eight million people in Guatemala, Belize, and southern Mexico still speak Maya languages and maintain their resilient culture to this day. Traveling through Central America's jungles and mountains, Ronald Wright explores the ancient roots of the Maya, their recent troubles, and prospects for survival. Embracing history, anthropology, politics and literature, Time Among the Maya is a riveting journey through past magnificence and the study of an enduring civilization with much to teach the present
Stolen continents : the new world through Indian eyes since 1492 by Ronald Wright( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
Quechua phrasebook by Ronald Wright( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Henderson's spear : a novel by Ronald Wright( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Breve historia del progreso : hemos aprendido por fin las lecciones del pasado? by Ronald Wright( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Spanish and French and held by 60 libraries worldwide
2004 Massey Lectures : a short history of progress by Ronald Wright( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
The runaway growth of the 20th century has placed colossal loads on all natural systems, especially earth, air, and water. The author argues that our modern predicament is as old as civilization. Only by understanding the patterns of triumph and disaster that humanity has repeated, can we recognize the inherent dangers and, with luck and wisdom, shape its outcome
Eine kurze Geschichte des Fortschritts by Ronald Wright( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in German and held by 45 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Ronald Wright Canadees schrijver
Ronald Wright Canadian author
Ronald Wright canadisk historiker og skribent
Ronald Wright escritor canadiense
Ronald Wright kanadensisk historiker och författare
Ronald Wright kanadischer Geschichtswissenschaftler und Schriftsteller
Ronald Wright kanadisk historikar og skribent
Ronald Wright kanadisk historiker og skribent
Ronald Wright pisarz brytyjski, historyk
Ronald Wright scrittore canadese
Wright, Ronald
Wright, Ronald 1948-
Wright, Ronald Nigel Ashfield.
Wright, Ronald Nigel Ashfield 1948-
라이트, 로널드 1948-
ライト, ロナルド
Languages
English (220)
German (5)
Spanish (3)
French (3)
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