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- 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...
- Random House 2011; US$ 17.46
Like Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs and Steel , Clive Ponting's book studies the relationship between the environment and human history. It examines world civilisations from Sumeria to ancient Egypt, from Easter Island to the Roman Empire and it argues that human beings have repeatedly built societies that have grown and prospered by exploiting the... more...
- Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 27.95
Baby boomers enjoyed the most benign period in human history: fifty years of relative peace, cheap energy, plentiful grain supply, and a warming climate due to the highest solar activity for 8,000 years. The party is over—prepare for the twilight of abundance. more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 38.17
Aktuelle Theorien der Moderne gehen von einer Vielfalt der Moderne(n) aus. Dabei werden die Unterschiede häufig als institutionelle und kulturelle Unterschiede verstanden. Auch wenn es sich dabei um durchaus sinnvolle Unternehmen handelt, kommen die jeweils provozierten »menschlichen Konsequenzen« zu kurz. Genau darum ging es aber jener Denktradition,... more...
- The Floating Press 1902; US$ 5.99
Anticipations: Of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress Upon Human Life and Thought is a 1902 book by author H. G. Wells, the "Father of Science Fiction." It is proposed in this book to present in as orderly an arrangement as the necessarily diffused nature of the subject admits, certain speculations about the trend of present... more...
- BRILL 2009; US$ 237.00
These essays offer scholars, teachers, and students a new basis for discussing attitudes toward, and technological expertise concerning, water in antiquity through the early Modern period, and they examine historical water use and ideology both diachronically and cross regionally. Topics include gender roles and water usage; attitudes, practices, and... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 38.51
The market for corporate control had been the playfield of bust-up artists and speculators seeking short-time profits during the 1980s. This had also encouraged many innovations in the art of hostile takeover defence. Until today anti-takeover defence has reached a very sophisticated level and most companies have erected formidable defences to counter... more...
- Campus Verlag 2011; US$ 24.49
Hauptbeschreibung Gibt es einen roten Faden durch die Geschichte, der uns im Rückblick zeigt, wohin die Zukunft uns führt? Der US-Wissenschaftler Ian Morris, ein Universalgelehrter im besten Sinne, antwortet: Ja, doch wir werden ihn nicht in der Geschichte der letzten 500 Jahre fi nden. Konsequent rollt er Jahrtausende neu auf und lässt aus einer... more...