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The Resource Civilization

Civilization

Label
Civilization
Title
Civilization
Statement of responsibility
Niall Ferguson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the bestselling author of The Ascent of Money and The Square and the TowerWestern civilization's rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries.How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals? And has the zenith of Western power now passed? Acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson argues that beginning in the fifteenth century, the West developed six powerful new concepts, or "killer applications"—competition, science, the rule of law, modern medicine, consumerism, and the work ethic—that the Rest lacked, allowing it to surge past all other competitors.Yet now, Ferguson shows how the Rest have downloaded the killer apps the West once monopolized, while the West has literally lost faith in itself. Chronicling the rise and fall of empires alongside clashes (and fusions) of civilizations, Civilization: The West and the Rest recasts world history with force and wit. Boldly argued and teeming with memorable characters, this is Ferguson at his very best
Summary
A history of Western civilization's rise to global dominance offers insight into the development of such concepts as competition, modern medicine, and the work ethic, arguing that Western dominance is being lost to cultures who are more productively utilizing Western techniques
Writing style
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
909.09821
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
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the West and the rest
Label
Civilization
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Publication
Control code
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781101548028
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Civilization
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7538cee6-3888-4e82-950f-251ab8ff8158
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781101548028
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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