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Civilization

The Six Killer Apps of Western Power

Civilization( )
Author: Ferguson, Niall
ISBN:978-0-14-104458-3
Publication Date:Jun 2012
Publisher:Penguin Books, Limited
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $27.99
Book Description:

In 1412, Europe was a miserable backwater, while the Orient was home to dazzling civilizations. So how did the West come to dominate the Rest? In this vital, brilliant book, Niall Ferguson reveals the six 'killer applications' that did it- Competition How Europe's small, piratical states built modern capitalismScience How innovation gave the West the military edgeProperty Rights How the laws of private property built the United StatesMedicine How colonialism...
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Book Details
Pages:402
Detailed Subjects: History / Civilization
History / Modern / General
Social Science / Customs & Traditions
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13 x 19.8 x 2.7 cm
Book Weight:0.356 Kilograms
Author Biography
Ferguson, Niall (Author)
Niall Ferguson was born April 18, 1964, in Glasgow. He is a Scottish historian. He specializes in financial and economic history as well as the history of empire. He is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University and the William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School.

His books include Paper and Iron: Hamburg Business and German Politics in the Era of Inflation 1897-1927 (1993), Virtual History: Alternatives and Counterfactuals (1997), The Pity of War: Explaining World War One (1998), The World's Banker: The History of the House of Rothschild (1998), The Cash Nexus: Money and Power in the Modern World, 1700-2000 (2001), Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power (2003), Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire (2004), The War of the World: Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Descent of the West (2006) and The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World (2008), Civilization: The West and the Rest (2011) , The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die, and The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook.

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