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  • Why The West Rules - For Nowby Ian Morris

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 15.98

    Why did British boats shoot their way up the Yangzi in 1842, rather than Chinese ones up the Thames? Why do Easterners use English more than Europeans speak in Mandarin or Japanese? To put it bluntly, why does the West rule? There are two schools of thought: the 'Long-Term Lock In' theory, suggesting some sort of inevitability, and the 'Short-Term... more...

  • Death-Ritual and Social Structure in Classical Antiquityby Ian Morris

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 40.00

    Shows how the excavated remains of burials are a major source of evidence for social historians of the ancient Graeco-Roman world. more...

  • The Measure of Civilisationby Ian Morris

    Profile Books 2013; US$ 33.33

    In Why the West Rules - For Now Ian Morris argues that to understand the development of East and West, we need to look beyond 'long-term lock-in' theories (that suggest it was inevitable) and 'short-term accident' theories. Instead, we need to measure social development - a group's ability to master its environment to get things done - and use... more...

  • War! What Is It Good For?by Ian Morris

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 20.99

    A powerful and provocative exploration of how war has changed our society?for the better "War! . . . . / What is it good for? / Absolutely nothing," says the famous song?but archaeology, history, and biology show that war in fact has been good for something. Surprising as it sounds, war has made humanity safer and richer. In War! What Is It... more...

  • War: What is it good for?by Ian Morris

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 14.66

    War is one of the greatest human evils. It has ruined livelihoods, provoked unspeakable atrocities and left countless millions dead. It has caused economic chaos and widespread deprivation. And the misery it causes poisons foreign policy for future generations. But, argues bestselling historian Ian Morris, in the very long term, war has in fact... more...

  • Teaching Happiness and Well-Being in Schools, Second editionby Ian Morris

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 31.99

    This updated edition is a theoretical and practical guide to implementing a well-being programme in your school. The book covers three areas: well-being as a philosophy of education, the teaching approach to well-being and the content that might form a well-being programme in a school. It is also a manifesto for a meaningful aim to education. There... more...

  • The Little Magazine in Contemporary Americaby Ian Morris; Joanne Diaz

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 27.50

    Little magazines have often showcased the best new writing in America. Historically, these idiosyncratic, small-circulation outlets have served the dual functions of representing the avant-garde of literary expression while also helping many emerging writers become established authors. Although changing technology and the increasingly harsh financial... more...

  • The Dynamics of Ancient Empiresby Ian Morris; Walter Scheidel

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 32.99

    The Dynamics of Ancient Empires is designed to address the deficit in the comparative study of ancient empires in the western Old World, and to encourage dialogue across disciplinary boundaries by examining the fundamental features of the successive and partly overlapping imperial states that dominated much of the Near East and the Mediterranean... more...

  • Teaching Character in the Primary Classroomby Tom Harrison; Ian Morris; John Ryan

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 32.00

    A practical guide on how to to teach Character in primary schools, exploring why character matters. Coverage includes the implications of character beyond the classroom and how outdoor learning and education can contribute. more...

  • Effective School Managementby K.B. Everard; Geoff Morris; Ian Wilson

    SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 42.00

    This popular book has been thoroughly updated for its Fourth Edition , targeting the contents directly to the needs of today's school manager. more...