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The wealth and poverty of nations : why some are so rich and some so poor

Author: David S Landes; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"David S. Landes tells the long, fascinating story of wealth and power throughout the world: the creation of wealth, the paths of winners and losers, the rise and fall of nations. He studies history as a process, attempting to understand how the world's cultures lead to - or retard - economic and military success and material achievement." "Countries of the West, Landes asserts, prospered early through the interplay  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David S Landes; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
ISBN: 0393040178 9780393040173 9780393318883 0393318885
OCLC Number: 37213494
Awards: Short-listed for Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 1999
Description: xxi, 650 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Nature's Inequalities --
Answers to Geography: Europe and China --
European Exceptionalism: A Different Path --
The Invention of Invention --
The Great Opening --
Eastward Ho! --
From Discoveries to Empire --
Bittersweet Isles --
Empire in the East --
For Love of Gain --
Golconda --
Winners and Losers: The Balance Sheet of Empire --
The Nature of Industrial Revolution --
Why Europe? Why Then? --
Britain and the Others --
Pursuit of Albion --
You Need Money to Make Money --
The Wealth of Knowledge --
Frontiers --
The South American Way --
Celestial Empire: Stasis and Retreat --
Japan: And the Last Shall Be First --
The Meiji Restoration --
History Gone Wrong? --
Empire and After --
Loss of Leadership --
Winners and --
Losers --
How Did We Get Here? Where Are We Going?
Responsibility: David S. Landes.
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