Civilization: The Six Killer Apps of Western Power Information

Paperback. Pub Date :2012-05-03 Pages: 432 Language: English Publisher: Penguin PressClassics Niall Fergusons Civilization: The Six Killer Apps of Western Power is a vital. brilliant look at the winning tools of power.In 1412. Europe was a miserable backwater ravaged by plague. bad sanitation and incessant war. while the Orient was home to dazzling civilizations. So how did the West come to dominate the Rest In this vital. brilliant book. selected as a Daily Telegraph Book of the Year. Niall Ferguson reveals the killer applications that did it: COMPETITION How Europes small. piratical states built modern capitalism SCIENCE How innovation gave the West the military edge PROPERTY RIGHTS How the laws of private property built the United States MEDICINE How colonialism transformed the worlds health THE CONSUMER SOCIETY How shopping made the industrial revolution THE WORK ETHIC H...

  • Niall Ferguson
  • 2012-05-03
  • Number Of Pages: 432
  • ISBN: 0141044586
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Studio: Penguin

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