The measure of civilization : how social development decides the fate of nations (Book, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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The measure of civilization : how social development decides the fate of nations

Author: Ian Morris
Publisher: Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the last thirty years, there have been fierce debates over how civilizations develop and why the West became so powerful. This book presents a way of investigating these questions and provides  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Morris
ISBN: 9780691160863 0691160864 9780691155685 0691155682
OCLC Number: 908064145
Notes: Índice.
Description: xvi, 381 p. : tablas, gráf., mapas
Contents: Introduction : quantifying social development --
Methods and assumptions --
Energy capture --
Social organization --
War-making capacity --
Information technology --
Discussion : the limits and potential of measuring development.
Responsibility: Ian Morris.

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"Stanford University classicist and historian Morris follows up Why the West Rules--for Now with a sophisticated volume designed to add quantitative muscle to his earlier arguments. A big-history Read more...

 
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