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Civilization: The West and the Rest
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Pr
Publication date November 1, 2011
Pages 402
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781594203053
ISBN-10 1594203059
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.50 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.50 lbs.
Original list price $35.00
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Amazon.com description: Product 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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from Penguin Pr (November 1, 2011)
9781594203053 | details & prices | 402 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $35.00
About: From the bestselling author of The Ascent of Money and The Square and the TowerWestern civilization’s rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Penguin USA (October 30, 2012)
9780143122067 | details & prices | 402 pages | 5.25 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $18.00
About: From the bestselling author of The Ascent of Money and The Square and the TowerWestern civilization’s rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries.
CD/Spoken Word
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Mp3 una edition from Tantor Media Inc (November 1, 2011)
9781400164998 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $29.99
About: The rise to global predominance of Western civilization is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five hundred years.
Unabridged edition from Tantor Media Inc (November 1, 2011)
9781400114993 | details & prices | 6.25 × 5.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $34.99
About: The rise to global predominance of Western civilization is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five hundred years.

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