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The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harpercollins Pub Ltd
Publication date May 27, 2010
Pages 448
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780007267118
ISBN-10 0007267118
Dimensions 1.75 by 6.50 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.75 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $33.80
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves by Matt Ridley. Harper,2010

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from Harpercollins Pub Ltd (May 27, 2010)
9780007267118 | details & prices | 448 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.75 in. | 1.75 lbs | List price $33.80
About: The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves by Matt Ridley.
from Harpercollins (May 18, 2010)
9780061452055 | details & prices | 438 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $26.99
About: “Ridley writes with panache, wit, and humor and displays remarkable ingenuity in finding ways to present complicated materials for the lay reader.
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Reprint edition from Perennial (June 7, 2011)
9780061452062 | details & prices | 453 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.78 lbs | List price $15.99
About: For two hundred years the pessimists have dominated public discourse, insisting that things will soon be getting much worse.

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