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The wealth and poverty of nations : why some are so rich and some so poor, David S. Landes

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The wealth and poverty of nations : why some are so rich and some so poor
Title
The wealth and poverty of nations
Title remainder
why some are so rich and some so poor
Statement of responsibility
David S. Landes
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Language
eng
Summary
"David S. Landes tells the long, fascinating story of wealth and power throughout the world: the creation of wealth, the paths of winners and losers, the rise and fall of nations. He studies history as a process, attempting to understand how the world's cultures lead to - or retard - economic and military success and material achievement." "Countries of the West, Landes asserts, prospered early through the interplay of a vital, open society focused on work and knowledge, which led to increased productivity, the creation of new technologies, and the pursuit of change. Europe's key advantage lay in invention and know-how, as applied in war, transportation, generation of power, and skill in metalwork. Even such now banal inventions as eyeglasses and the clock were, in their day, powerful levers that tipped the balance of world economic power. Today's new economic winners are following much the same roads to power, while the laggards have somehow failed to duplicate this crucial formula for success." "The key to relieving much of the world's poverty lies in understanding the lessons history has to teach us - lessons uniquely imparted in this towering work of history."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
330.1/6
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HC240.Z9
LC item number
W45 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The wealth and poverty of nations : why some are so rich and some so poor, David S. Landes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [567]-635) and index
Contents
Nature's Inequalities -- Answers to Geography: Europe and China -- European Exceptionalism: A Different Path -- The Invention of Invention -- The Great Opening -- Eastward Ho! -- From Discoveries to Empire -- Bittersweet Isles -- Empire in the East -- For Love of Gain -- Golconda -- Winners and Losers: The Balance Sheet of Empire -- The Nature of Industrial Revolution -- Why Europe? Why Then? -- Britain and the Others -- Pursuit of Albion -- You Need Money to Make Money -- The Wealth of Knowledge -- Frontiers -- The South American Way -- Celestial Empire: Stasis and Retreat -- Japan: And the Last Shall Be First -- The Meiji Restoration -- History Gone Wrong? -- Empire and After -- Loss of Leadership -- Winners and -- Losers -- How Did We Get Here? Where Are We Going?
Control code
37213494
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxi, 650 p.
Isbn
9780393040173
Lccn
97027508
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Molly Ivins Personal Library Collection. Gift of Andrew Ivins, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-022). Markings throughout by Molly Ivins. With dust jacket.
  • Core title in Resources for College Libraries
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Label
The wealth and poverty of nations : why some are so rich and some so poor, David S. Landes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [567]-635) and index
Contents
Nature's Inequalities -- Answers to Geography: Europe and China -- European Exceptionalism: A Different Path -- The Invention of Invention -- The Great Opening -- Eastward Ho! -- From Discoveries to Empire -- Bittersweet Isles -- Empire in the East -- For Love of Gain -- Golconda -- Winners and Losers: The Balance Sheet of Empire -- The Nature of Industrial Revolution -- Why Europe? Why Then? -- Britain and the Others -- Pursuit of Albion -- You Need Money to Make Money -- The Wealth of Knowledge -- Frontiers -- The South American Way -- Celestial Empire: Stasis and Retreat -- Japan: And the Last Shall Be First -- The Meiji Restoration -- History Gone Wrong? -- Empire and After -- Loss of Leadership -- Winners and -- Losers -- How Did We Get Here? Where Are We Going?
Control code
37213494
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxi, 650 p.
Isbn
9780393040173
Lccn
97027508
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Molly Ivins Personal Library Collection. Gift of Andrew Ivins, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-022). Markings throughout by Molly Ivins. With dust jacket.
  • Core title in Resources for College Libraries
Other physical details
maps

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