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The rational optimist : how prosperity evolves / Matt Ridley.

Ridley, Matt. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780061452055 :
  • ISBN: 006145205X :
  • Physical Description: 438 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, 2010.

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General Note: Originally published: London : Fourth Estate, 2010.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-420) and index.
Citation/References Note: Bklst 05/01/2010
LJ 04/01/2010
PW 04/12/2010
Subject: Wealth.
Practical reason.
Optimism.
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Prologue: when ideas have sex 1(10)
1 A better today: the unprecedented present
11(36)
2 The collective brain: exchange and specialisation after 200,000 years ago
47(38)
3 The manufacture of virtue: barter, trust and rules after 50,000 years ago
85(36)
4 The feeding of the nine billion: farming after 10,000 years ago
121(36)
5 The triumph of cities: trade after 5,000 years ago
157(34)
6 Escaping Malthus's trap: population after 1200
191(22)
7 The release of slaves: energy after 1700
213(34)
8 The invention of invention: increasing returns after 1800
247(32)
9 Turning points: pessimism after 1900
279(34)
10 The two great pessimisms of today: Africa and climate after 2010
313(36)
11 The catallaxy: rational optimism about 2100
349(12)
Acknowledgements 361(2)
Notes and references 363(58)
Index 421


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