Wealth And Poverty Of Nations

Author: David S. Landes
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0349141444
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The history of nations is a history of haves and have-nots, and as we approach the millennium, the gap between rich and poor countries is widening. In this engrossing and important new work, eminent historian David Landes explores the complex, fascinating and often startling causes of the wealth and poverty of nations. The answers are found not only in the large forces at work in economies: geography, religion, the broad swings of politics, but also in the small surprising details. In Europe, the invention of spectacles doubled the working life of skilled craftsmen, and played a prominent role in the creation of articulated machines, and in China, the failure to adopt the clock fundamentally hindered economic development. The relief of poverty is vital to the survival of us all. As David Landes brilliantly shows, the key to future success lies in understanding the lessons the past has to teach us - lessons uniquely imparted in this groundbreaking and vital book which exemplifies narrative history at its best.
Wealth And Poverty Of Nations
Language: en
Pages: 672
Authors: David S. Landes
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-20 - Publisher: Hachette UK

The history of nations is a history of haves and have-nots, and as we approach the millennium, the gap between rich and poor countries is widening. In this engrossing and important new work, eminent historian David Landes explores the complex, fascinating and often startling causes of the wealth and poverty
The Wealth and Poverty of Nations
Language: en
Pages: 650
Authors: David S. Landes
Categories: Economic development
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher:

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The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor
Language: en
Pages: 688
Authors: David S. Landes
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-05-17 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

"Readers cannot but be provoked and stimulated by this splendidly iconoclastic and refreshing book." —Andrew Porter, New York Times Book Review The Wealth and Poverty of Nations is David S. Landes's acclaimed, best-selling exploration of one of the most contentious and hotly debated questions of our time: Why do some
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Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Antonio Serra, Sophus A. Reinert
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: Anthem Press

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The Wealth and Poverty of Nations
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Antonio Serra, Sophus A. Reinert
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher:

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