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Wealth and Poverty of Nations Hardcover – 1 Dec 1998

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  • Hardcover: 650 pages
  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co; 1 edition (1 Dec. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393040178
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393040173
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 16.9 x 5.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 45 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 841,924 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Professor David S. Landes takes an historic approach to the analysis of the distribution of wealth in this landmark study of world economics. Landes argues that the key to today's disparity between the rich and poor nations of the world stems directly from the Industrial Revolution, in which some countries made the leap to industrialisation and became fabulously rich, while other countries failed to adapt and remained poor. Why some countries were able to industrialise and others weren't has been the subject of much heated debate over the decades; climate, natural resources and geography have all been put forward as explanations--and are all brushed aside by Landes in favour of his own controversial theory: that the ability to effect an industrial revolution is dependent on certain cultural traits, without which industrialisation is impossible to sustain. Landes contrasts the characteristics of successfully industrialised nations-- work, thrift, honesty, patience and tenacity--with those of non-industrial countries, arguing that until these values are internalised by all nations, the gulf between the rich and the poor will continue to grow. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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A masterpiece (Norman Stone)

One of the most important works of history to appear in my lifetime (A N Wilson)

For once, amazingly, a book lives up to the hype ... a blast of fresh air, a work of militant good sense (EVENING STANDARD)

Gripping ... well worth reading (OBSERVER) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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