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Wright, Ronald 1948-

Overview
Works: 89 works in 349 publications in 9 languages and 10,495 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Documentary films  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Conversation and phrase books  Anecdotes  Satire 
Roles: Author, Dancer, Performer, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Choreographer
Classifications: PR9199.3.W75, 970.00497
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Stolen continents : the Americas through Indian eyes since 1492 by Ronald Wright( Book )
41 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 1,901 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 )
34 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,048 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
Henderson's spear : a novel by Ronald Wright( Book )
26 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 879 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 )
33 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 720 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
The gold eaters by Ronald Wright( Book )
8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 711 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"--
What is America? : a short history of the new world order by Ronald Wright( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 563 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
Time among the Maya : travels in Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico by Ronald Wright( Book )
18 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 340 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 : five hundered years of conquest and resistance in the Americas by Ronald Wright( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the conquest and survival of five great American cultures: Aztec, Maya, Inca, Cherokee and, Iroquois
An illustrated short history of progress by Ronald Wright( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Quechua phrasebook by Ronald Wright( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
2004 Massey Lectures a short history of progress by Ronald Wright( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 60 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
Home and away by Ronald Wright( Book )
2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Shi kong de jin bu : fu huo jie dao de zui hou yi ke shu shi zen yang dao xia de by Stanley Fowler Wright( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Geraubtes Land : Amerika aus indianischer Sicht seit 1492 by Ronald Wright( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Die Geschichte der Eroberung Amerikas und der bis heute spürbaren Folgen aus der Sicht der indianischen Völker
The gold eaters by Ronald Wright( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
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
Continentes robados by Ronald Wright( Book )
6 editions published in 1994 in Spanish and held by 27 libraries worldwide
The impact of the European discovery on the American indian
Surviving progress by Mathieu Roy( visu )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and French and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Technological advancement, economic development, population increase - are they signs of a thriving society, or too much of a good thing? Executive produced by Martin Scorsese, 'Surviving Progress' is a provocative documentary that explores the concept of progress in the modern world, guiding through the major 'progress traps' facing civilization in the arenas of technology, economics, consumption, and the environment
Découvrir l'Amérique : une brève histoire du nouvel ordre mondial by Ronald Wright( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 11 libraries worldwide
All at sea in the days of sail : mariners of note, nautical idioms, information and terminology from the glorious days of sail by Ronald Wright( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
On Fiji Islands by Ronald Wright( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 7 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 (214)
German (15)
French (7)
Spanish (7)
Chinese (4)
Polish (3)
Japanese (2)
Serbian (1)
Dutch (1)
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