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The ages of globalization : geography, technology, and institutions, Jeffrey D. Sachs

Label
The ages of globalization : geography, technology, and institutions
Title
The ages of globalization
Title remainder
geography, technology, and institutions
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey D. Sachs
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Today's most urgent problems are fundamentally global. They require nothing less than concerted, planetwide action if we are to secure a long-term future. But humanity's story has always been on a global scale, and this history deeply informs the present. In this book, Jeffrey D. Sachs, renowned economist and expert on sustainable development, turns to world history to shed light on how we can meet the challenges and opportunities of the twenty-first century. Sachs takes readers through a series of six distinct waves of technological and ideological change, starting with the very beginnings of our species and ending with reflections on present-day globalization. Along the way, he considers how the interplay of geography, technology, and institutions influenced the Neolithic revolution; the spread of land-based empires; the opening of sea routes from Europe to Asia and the Americas; and the industrial age. The dynamics of these past waves, Sachs contends, give us new perspective on the ongoing processes taking place in our own time-and how we should work to guide the change we need. In light of this new understanding of globalization, Sachs emphasizes the need for new methods of international governance and cooperation to achieve economic, social, and environmental objectives aligned with sustainable development. The Ages of Globalization is a vital book for all readers aiming to make sense of our rapidly changing world"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sachs, Jeffrey
Dewey number
909
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HC21
LC item number
.S224 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Economic history
  • World history
  • Globalization
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
Label
The ages of globalization : geography, technology, and institutions, Jeffrey D. Sachs
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1100777002
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 262 pages
Isbn
9780231193740
Lccn
2019038327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1100777002
Label
The ages of globalization : geography, technology, and institutions, Jeffrey D. Sachs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1100777002
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 262 pages
Isbn
9780231193740
Lccn
2019038327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1100777002

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