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War : what is it good for? : the role of conflict in civilisation, from primates to robots

Author: Ian Morris
Publisher: London : Profile Books, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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A bold and controversial rethinking of the role of war in human history and how it will shape our future, sure to provoke debate, from the bestselling author of Why the West Rules - For Now.

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Morris
ISBN: 1847654541 9781847654540
OCLC Number: 1280856776
Notes: Originally published: 2014.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 495 pages : illustrations, maps)
Contents: Introduction: Friend to the undertaker --
The wasteland? : war and peace in ancient Rome --
The barbarians strike back : the counterproductive way of war, A.D. 1-1415 --
The five hundred years' war : Europe (almost) conquers the world, 1415-1914 --
Storm of steel : the war for Europe, 1914-1980s --
Red in tooth and claw : why the chimps of Gombe went to war --
The last best hope of Earth : American empire, 1989-?
Responsibility: Ian Morris.

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Morris is the world's most talented ancient historian -- Niall Ferguson This is an astonishing book, full of controversy, brilliantly researched and thoughtfully argued ... one of the most Read more...

 
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