Why the West rules-- for now : the patterns of history, and what they reveal about the future (Book, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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Why the West rules-- for now : the patterns of history, and what they reveal about the future

Author: Ian Morris
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why does the West rule? In this magnum opus, eminent Stanford polymath Ian Morris answers this provocative question, drawing on 50,000 years of history, archeology, and the methods of social science, to make sense of when, how, and why the paths of development differed in the East and West - and what this portends for the 21st century.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Morris
ISBN: 9780771064555 0771064551 9780771064562 077106456X
OCLC Number: 578119356
Description: xiii, 750 p. : ill., maps, port. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Part I. Before east and West --
the West takes the lead --
Taking the measure of the past --
Part II. The East catches up --
Neck and neck --
Decline and fall --
The Eastern age --
Gloing global --
The West catches up --
The Western age --
Part III. Why the West rules --
For now --
Appendix : On social development.
Responsibility: Ian Morris.

Abstract:

Why does the West rule? In this magnum opus, eminent Stanford polymath Ian Morris answers this provocative question, drawing on 50,000 years of history, archeology, and the methods of social science, to make sense of when, how, and why the paths of development differed in the East and West - and what this portends for the 21st century.

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