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Civilization : the West and the rest
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Published:
New York : Penguin Press, 2011.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st American ed.
Physical Desc:
xxx, 402 pages, [24] pages of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Status:
Bellevue - Adult Non-Fiction
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Description
From the bestselling author of The Ascent of Money and The Square and the Tower Western civilization's rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries. How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals? And has the zenith of Western power now passed? Acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson argues that beginning in the fifteenth century, the West developed six powerful new concepts, or "killer applications"--competition, science, the rule of law, modern medicine, consumerism, and the work ethic--that the Rest lacked, allowing it to surge past all other competitors. Yet now, Ferguson shows how the Rest have downloaded the killer apps the West once monopolized, while the West has literally lost faith in itself. Chronicling the rise and fall of empires alongside clashes (and fusions) of civilizations, Civilization: The West and the Rest recasts world history with force and wit. Boldly argued and teeming with memorable characters, this is Ferguson at his very best.
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English
ISBN:
9781594203053, 1594203059

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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A history of Western civilization's rise to global dominance offers insight into the development of such concepts as competition, modern medicine, and the work ethic, arguing that Western dominance is being lost to cultures who are more productively utilizing Western techniques.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Ferguson, N. (2011). Civilization: the West and the rest. 1st American ed. New York: Penguin Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Ferguson, Niall. 2011. Civilization: The West and the Rest. New York: Penguin Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Ferguson, Niall, Civilization: The West and the Rest. New York: Penguin Press, 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Ferguson, Niall. Civilization: The West and the Rest. 1st American ed. New York: Penguin Press, 2011. Print.

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