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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
Creator
Subject
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Landes, David S
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HC240.Z9
LC item number
W45 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wealth
  • Wealth
  • Poverty
  • Poverty
  • Regional economic disparities
  • Economic history
  • Economic development
Label
The wealth and poverty of nations : why some are so rich and some so poor, David S. Landes
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [567]-635) 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
37213494
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xxi, 650 pages
Isbn
9780393040173
Lccn
97027508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
Label
The wealth and poverty of nations : why some are so rich and some so poor, David S. Landes
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [567]-635) 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
37213494
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xxi, 650 pages
Isbn
9780393040173
Lccn
97027508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps

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