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Power over peoples : technology, environments, and Western imperialism, 1400 to the present

Author: Daniel R Headrick
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2010.
Series: Princeton economic history of the Western world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this work, Daniel Headrick traces the evolution of Western technologies and sheds light on the environmental and social factors that have brought victory in some cases and unforeseen defeat in others.
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Genre/Form: History
Historia
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel R Headrick
ISBN: 9780691139333 0691139334 9780691154329 0691154325
OCLC Number: 318874692
Description: x, 400 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The discovery of the oceans, to 1779 --
Eastern ocean empires, 1497-1700 --
Horses, diseases, and the conquest of the Americas, 1492-1849 --
The limits of the old imperialism: Africa and Asia to 1859 --
Steamboat imperialism, 1807-1898 --
Health, medicine, and the new imperialism, 1830-1914 --
Weapons and colonial wars, 1830-1914 --
The age of air control, 1911-1936 --
The decline of air control, 1946-2007.
Series Title: Princeton economic history of the Western world.
Responsibility: Daniel R. Headrick.
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For six hundred years, the nations of Europe and North America have periodically attempted to coerce, invade, or conquer other societies. They have relied on their superior technology to do so, yet  Read more...

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