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The Resource Human accomplishment : the pursuit of excellence in the arts and sciences, 800 B.C. to 1950, Charles Murray

Human accomplishment : the pursuit of excellence in the arts and sciences, 800 B.C. to 1950, Charles Murray

Label
Human accomplishment : the pursuit of excellence in the arts and sciences, 800 B.C. to 1950
Title
Human accomplishment
Title remainder
the pursuit of excellence in the arts and sciences, 800 B.C. to 1950
Statement of responsibility
Charles Murray
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The heart of Human Accomplishment is a series of descriptive chapters: on the giants in the arts and what sets them apart from the merely great; on the differences between great achievement in the arts and in the sciences; on the meta-inventions, 14 crucial leaps in human capacity to create great art and science; and on the patterns and trajectories of accomplishment across time and geography." "Straightforwardly and undogmatically, Charles Murray takes on some controversial questions: Why has accomplishment been so concentrated in Europe? Among men? Since 1400? He presents evidence that the rate of great accomplishment has been declining in the last century, asks what it means, and offers a rich framework for thinking about the conditions under which the human spirit has expressed itself most gloriously."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murray, Charles A
Dewey number
908/.7/9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BF416.A1
LC item number
M87 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gifted persons
  • Genius
  • Civilization
  • History
Label
Human accomplishment : the pursuit of excellence in the arts and sciences, 800 B.C. to 1950, Charles Murray
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [625]-638) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
52047270
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 668 pages
Isbn
9780060192471
Lccn
2003047820
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Human accomplishment : the pursuit of excellence in the arts and sciences, 800 B.C. to 1950, Charles Murray
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [625]-638) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
52047270
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 668 pages
Isbn
9780060192471
Lccn
2003047820
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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