Civilization: The Six Killer Apps of Western Power

Civilization: The Six Killer Apps of Western Power by Niall Ferguson
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ISBN
9780141044583
Date Released
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Paperback
Pages
432
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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'Brilliantly written, full of wit and virtuosity, stuffed with memorable lines and gorgeous bits of information. A great read' The Times

In 1412, Europe was a miserable backwater ravaged by plague, bad sanitation and incessant war, while the Orient was home to dazzling civilizations. Yet, somehow, the West came to dominate the Rest for most of the next half millennium.

In this vital, brilliant book, Niall Ferguson reveals the six 'killer applications' that the Rest lacked: competition, science, property rights, medicine, consumerism and the work ethic. And he asks: do we still have these winning tools? Or is this the end of Western ascendancy?

'A dazzling history of Western ideas . . . epic' Economist

'Vivid and fascinating' Daily Telegraph

'Superb . . . brings history alive . . . dazzling' Independent

'This is sharp. It feels urgent. Ferguson . . . twists his knife with great literary brio' Andrew Marr, Financial Times
ISBN:
9780141044583
Publication Date:
02 / 04 / 2012
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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