Sometime around 1750, English entrepreneurs unleashed the astounding energies of steam and coal, and the world was forever changed. The emergence of factories, railroads, and gunboats propelled the West's rise to power in the nineteenth century, and the development of computers and nuclear weapons in the twentieth century secured its global supremacy. Now, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, many worry that the emerging economic power of China and India spells the end of the West as a superpower. In order to understand this possibility, we need to look back in time. Why has the West dominated the globe for the past two hundred years, and will its power last? Describing the patterns of human history, the archaeologist and historian Ian Morris offers surprising new answers to both questions. It is not, he reveals, differences of race or culture, or even the strivings of great individuals, that explain Western dominance. It is the effects of geography on the everyday efforts of ordinary people as they deal with crises of resources, disease, migration, and climate. As geography and human ingenuity continue to interact, the world will change in astonishing ways, transforming Western rule in the process. Deeply researched and brilliantly argued, "Why the West Rules--for Now "spans fifty thousand years of history and offers fresh insights on nearly every page. The book brings together the latest findings across disciplines--from ancient history to neuroscience--not only to explain why the West came to rule the world but also to predict what the future will bring in the next hundred years.
Автор: Ian Morris Название: Teaching Happiness and Well-Being in Schools, Second edition ISBN: 1472917316 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781472917317 Издательство: Bloomsbury Рейтинг: Цена: 25510 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: This updated edition is a theoretical and practical guide to implementing a well-being programme in your school. The book covers three areas: well-being as a philosophy of education, the teaching approach to well-being and the content that might form a well-being programme in a school. It is also a manifesto for a meaningful aim to education. There has recently been an explosion of interest in positive psychology and the teaching of well-being and `happiness` in the PSHE world in schools and many teachers are looking for clear information on how to implement these potentially life-changing ideas in the classroom. This book provides an introduction to the theory of positive psychology and a practical guide on how to implement the theory in (primarily secondary) schools. It is written by Ian Morris who worked under Anthony Seldon at Wellington College which is well-known for its well-being and happiness curriculum.
Автор: Ian Morris Название: Teaching Happiness and Well-Being in Schools ISBN: 0826443036 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780826443038 Издательство: Bloomsbury Рейтинг: Цена: 25900 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: There has been an explosion of interest in positive psychology and the teaching of well-being and `happiness` in PSHE in schools. This title presents an introduction to the theory of positive psychology and discusses how to implement the theory in (primarily secondary) schools.
Автор: Morris Ian Название: Measure of Civilisation ISBN: 1781250197 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781781250198 Издательство: Profile Рейтинг: Цена: 25530 T Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка. Описание: Offers insight into the index of social development that measures change in East and West. The author argues that to understand the development of East and West, we need to look beyond `long-term lock-in` theories (that suggest it was inevitable) and `short-term accident` theories.
Автор: Morris, Ian Название: Why the West Rules---for Now ISBN: 0312611692 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780312611699 Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS Рейтинг: Цена: 18150 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание:
A "New York Times""Book Review" Editors' Choice An "Economist" Best Book of the Year A story fifty thousand years in the making, "Why the West Rules--for Now" claims a place among the modern classics of world history. Author Ian Morris--polymath, internationally renowned scholar, and "the world's most talented ancient historian" (Niall Ferguson)--explains anew the story of Western dominance in this unified theory of all things geopolitical. Describing the patterns of human history, Morris brings together the latest findings across disciplines--from ancient history to neuroscience--not only to explain why the West came to rule the world but also to predict what the next hundred years will bring. At once vibrant, scholarly, and entertaining, "Why the West Rules--for Now" is "a stunningly informative, imaginative, and engaging account...provocative...and intellectually stimulating" (Glenn C. Altschuler, "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette").
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