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The Resource The Measure of Civilization : How Social Development Decides the Fate of Nations

The Measure of Civilization : How Social Development Decides the Fate of Nations

Label
The Measure of Civilization : How Social Development Decides the Fate of Nations
Title
The Measure of Civilization
Title remainder
How Social Development Decides the Fate of Nations
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the last thirty years, there have been fierce debates over how civilizations develop and why the West became so powerful. The Measure of Civilization presents a brand-new way of investigating these questions and provides new tools for assessing the long-term growth of societies. Using a groundbreaking numerical index of social development that compares societies in different times and places, award-winning author Ian Morris sets forth a sweeping examination of Eastern and Western development across 15,000 years since the end of the last ice age. He offers surprising conclusions ab
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Cataloging source
MHW
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Morris, Ian
Dewey number
909
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
HM706
LC item number
.M67 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social structure
  • Social history
  • Economic history
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Développement social
  • Histoire sociale
  • Histoire économique
  • Civilisations
  • Pays occidentaux
  • Europe
  • Economic history
  • Social history
  • Social structure
Label
The Measure of Civilization : How Social Development Decides the Fate of Nations
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : quantifying social development -- Methods and assumptions -- Energy capture -- Social organization -- War-making capacity -- Information technology -- Discussion : the limits and potential of measuring development
Control code
845247046
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (401 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400844760
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400844760
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  • 445933
  • 22573/ctt1fh12t
  • 5b026304-bad9-450c-993b-11c758624fec
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)845247046
Label
The Measure of Civilization : How Social Development Decides the Fate of Nations
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : quantifying social development -- Methods and assumptions -- Energy capture -- Social organization -- War-making capacity -- Information technology -- Discussion : the limits and potential of measuring development
Control code
845247046
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (401 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400844760
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400844760
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 445933
  • 22573/ctt1fh12t
  • 5b026304-bad9-450c-993b-11c758624fec
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)845247046

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