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Why the West rules-- for now : the patterns of history, and what they reveal about the future

Morris, Ian 1960- (Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library CB 251 .M67 2011 30775305483928 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780312611699
  • ISBN: 0312611692
  • Physical Description: print
    xvii, 750 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Picador ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Picador, 2011, c2010.

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General Note:
Reprint. Originally published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [679]-723) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Before East and West -- The West takes the lead -- Taking the measure of the past -- The East catches up -- Neck and neck -- Decline and fall -- The Eastern age -- Going global -- The West catches up -- The Western age -- Why the West rules ... -- ... For now -- Appendix : On social development.
Summary, etc.: Archaeologist and historian Ian Morris explains that Western dominance is largely the result of the effects of geography on the everyday efforts of ordinary people as they deal with crises of resources, disease, migration, and climate. As geography and human ingenuity continue to interact, however, the world over the next hundred years will subsequently change in astonishing ways, transforming Western rule in the process.
Subject: Civilization, Western
Civilization, Modern
Comparative civilization
East and West
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