Home | Amazing | Today | Tags | Publishers | Years | Account | Search 
Loading
The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor

Buy

A towering work of history examining the world's most pressing problem--the growing gulf between rich and poor. For the last six hundred years, the world's wealthiest countries have been mostly European. Late in our century, the balance has begun to shift toward Asia, where countries such as Japan have grown at astounding rates. Why have these dominant nations been blessed, and why are so many others still mired in poverty? The answer lies in this important and timely book, where David Landes, taking his cue from Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations, tells the long, fascinating story of wealth and power throughout the world: the creation of wealth, the paths of winners and losers, the rise and fall of nations. He studies history as a process, attempting to understand how the world's cultures lead to--or retard--economic and military success and material achievement. Countries of the West, Landes asserts, prospered early through the interplay of a vital, open society focused on work and knowledge, which led to increased productivity, the creation of new technologies, and the pursuit of change. Today's new economic winners are following much the same roads to power, while the laggards have somehow failed to duplicate this crucial formula for success. The key to relieving much of the world's poverty lies in understanding the lessons history has to teach us--lessons uniquely imparted in this groundbreaking book.

(HTML tags aren't allowed.)

Offshore Wind Energy Generation: Control, Protection, and Integration to Electrical Systems
Offshore Wind Energy Generation: Control, Protection, and Integration to Electrical Systems

The offshore wind sector’s trend towards larger turbines, bigger wind farm projects and greater distance to shore has a critical impact on grid connection requirements for offshore wind power plants. This important reference sets out the fundamentals and latest innovations in electrical systems and control strategies deployed in...

Memristor Networks
Memristor Networks

Using memristors one can achieve circuit functionalities that are not possible to establish with resistors, capacitors and inductors, therefore the memristor is of great pragmatic usefulness. Potential unique applications of memristors are in spintronic devices, ultra-dense information storage, neuromorphic circuits and programmable...

Problems and Solutions in Biological Sequence Analysis
Problems and Solutions in Biological Sequence Analysis
Bioinformatics, an integral part of post-genomic biology, creates principles and ideas for computational analysis of biological sequences. These ideas facilitate the conversion of the flood of sequence data unleashed by the recent information explosion in biology into a continuous stream of discoveries. Not surprisingly, the new biology of the...

Master Data Management (The MK/OMG Press)
Master Data Management (The MK/OMG Press)
The key to a successful MDM initiative isn't technology or methods, it's people: the stakeholders in the organization and their complex ownership of the data that the initiative will affect.

Master Data Management equips you with a deeply practical, business-focused way of thinking about MDM-an understanding that will greatly enhance
...
Geometric Tools for Computer Graphics (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Graphics)
Geometric Tools for Computer Graphics (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Graphics)
Reinventing the wheel is a terrible waste of time, yet legions of computer programmers do exactly that every day. Geometric Tools for Computer Graphics gives the working graphics programmer a vast collection of programming examples, complex code snippets explained and ready to use. Each chapter is filled with more than just code...
Electromagnetic Field, Health and Environment:Proceedings of EHE'07
Electromagnetic Field, Health and Environment:Proceedings of EHE'07
Electromagnetic Field, Health and Environment mirrors the image of the EHE 07 conference which attracted people investigating the phenomenon of interaction of electromagnetic field and biological objects. This book tries to enlighten the problem with the use of scientifically founded facts kept within methodological discipline. The particular...
©2017 LearnIT (support@pdfchm.net) - Privacy Policy