The Communist Manifesto


  • Author: Friedrich Engels, Karl Marx, Gareth Stedman Jones & Gareth Jones
  • Release Date : 2004-07-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • File Size: 1120604 Bytes


'An astonishing masterpiece ... a political classic ... has an almost biblical force' Eric HobsbawmThe Communist Manifesto, Marx and Engels' revolutionary 1848 summons to the working classes, is one of the most influential political theories ever formulated. After four years of collaboration, the authors produced this incisive account of their idea of Communism, in which they envisage a society without classes, private property or a state. They argue that increasing exploitation of industrial workers will eventually lead to a revolution in which capitalism is overthrown. Their vision transformed the world irrevocably, and remains relevant as a depiction of global capitalism today.Edited with an Introduction by GARETH STEDMAN JONES...

The Republic


  • Author: Plato & Desmond Lee
  • Release Date : 2007-05-31
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • File Size: 8535143 Bytes


The classic translation of the cornerstone work of western philosophyPlato's Republic is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential works in the history of philosophy. Presented in the form of a dialogue between Socrates and three different interlocutors, it is an inquiry into the notion of a perfect community and the ideal individual within it. During the conversation other questions are raised: what is goodness; what is reality; what is knowledge; what is the purpose of education? With remarkable lucidity and deft use of allegory, Plato arrives at a depiction of a state bound by harmony and ruled by 'philosopher kings'. Translated by DESMOND LEE with an Introduction by MELISSA LANE...

Guns  Germs  and Steel  The Fates of Human Societies
Score: 4
From 82 Ratings

Guns Germs and Steel The Fates of Human Societies


  • Author : Jared Diamond
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 1999-04-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393069222


Guns Germs and Steel The Fates of Human Societies Book Description :

"Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill Gates In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitz...

Guns  Germs and Steel
Score: 4
From 145 Ratings

Guns Germs and Steel


  • Author : Jared M. Diamond
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Civilization
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780099302780


Guns Germs and Steel Book Description :

This book answers the most obvious, the most important, yet the most difficult question about human history: why history unfolded so differently on different continents. Geography and biography, not race, moulded the contrasting fates of Europeans, Asians...

Guns  Germs  and Steel
Score: 4
From 29 Ratings

Guns Germs and Steel


  • Author : Zara Hakan
  • Publisher : dgfhj
  • Release Date : 1999-04-09
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 :


Guns Germs and Steel Book Description :

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Upheaval
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Upheaval


  • Author : Jared Diamond
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316409155


Upheaval Book Description :

A "riveting and illuminating" Bill Gates Summer Reading pick about how and why some nations recover from trauma and others don't (Yuval Noah Harari), by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the landmark bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel. In his international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall. Now, in his third book in this monumental trilogy, he reveals how successful nations recover from crises while adopting selective changes -- a coping mechanism more commonly associated with individuals recovering from personal crises. Diamond compares how six countries have survived recent upheavals -- ranging from the forced opening of Japan by U.S. Commodore Per...

Guns  Germs   Steel

Guns Germs Steel


  • Author : Riley Quinn
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-07-05
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351350501


Guns Germs Steel Book Description :

In his 1997 work Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond marshals evidence from five continents and across 13,000 years of human history in an attempt to answer the question of why that history unfolded so differently in various parts of the globe. His results offer new explanations for why the unequal divisions of power and wealth so familiar to us today came into existence - and have persisted. Balancing materials drawn from a vast range of sources, addressing core problems that have fascinated historians, anthropologists, biologists and geographers alike - and blending his analysis to create a compelling narrative that became an international best-seller and reached a broad general market - required a mastery of the critical thinking skill of reasoni...

The World Until Yesterday
Score: 3.5
From 16 Ratings

The World Until Yesterday


  • Author : Jared Diamond
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2013-01-10
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781846148156


The World Until Yesterday Book Description :

From the author of No.1 international bestseller Collapse, a mesmerizing portrait of the human past that offers profound lessons for how we can live today Visionary, prize-winning author Jared Diamond changed the way we think about the rise and fall of human civilizations with his previous international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse. Now he returns with another epic - and groundbreaking - journey into our rapidly receding past. In The World Until Yesterday, Diamond reveals how traditional societies around the world offer an extraordinary window onto how our ancestors lived for the majority of human history - until virtually yesterday, in evolutionary terms - and provide unique, often overlooked insights into human nature. Drawing ext...

Natural Experiments of History
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Natural Experiments of History


  • Author : Jared Diamond
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-11-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674076723


Natural Experiments of History Book Description :

In eight case studies by leading scholars in history, archaeology, business, economics, geography, and political science, the authors showcase the “natural experiment” or “comparative method”—well-known in any science concerned with the past—on the discipline of human history. That means, according to the editors, “comparing, preferably quantitatively and aided by statistical analyses, different systems that are similar in many respects, but that differ with respect to the factors whose influence one wishes to study.” The case studies in the book support two overall conclusions about the study of human history: First, historical comparisons have the potential for yielding insights that cannot be extracted from a single case study alon...

Technology  Disease  and Colonial Conquests  Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries

Technology Disease and Colonial Conquests Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries


  • Author : George Raudzens
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0391042068


Technology Disease and Colonial Conquests Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries Book Description :

This study consists of eight essays critical of the currently dominant guns and germs theories in the historiography of European colonial conquest causes. Other methods of conquest, notably communication control, were as vital as firepower and disease importation, and motives were often more important than methods....

Guns  Germs   Steel

Guns Germs Steel


  • Author : Riley Quinn
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-07-05
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351350501


Guns Germs Steel Book Description :

In his 1997 work Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond marshals evidence from five continents and across 13,000 years of human history in an attempt to answer the question of why that history unfolded so differently in various parts of the globe. His results offer new explanations for why the unequal divisions of power and wealth so familiar to us today came into existence - and have persisted. Balancing materials drawn from a vast range of sources, addressing core problems that have fascinated historians, anthropologists, biologists and geographers alike - and blending his analysis to create a compelling narrative that became an international best-seller and reached a broad general market - required a mastery of the critical thinking skill of reasoni...

Collapse
Score: 4
From 77 Ratings

Collapse


  • Author : Jared Diamond
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2013-03-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141976969


Collapse Book Description :

From the author of Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive is a visionary study of the mysterious downfall of past civilizations. Now in a revised edition with a new afterword, Jared Diamond's Collapse uncovers the secret behind why some societies flourish, while others founder - and what this means for our future. What happened to the people who made the forlorn long-abandoned statues of Easter Island? What happened to the architects of the crumbling Maya pyramids? Will we go the same way, our skyscrapers one day standing derelict and overgrown like the temples at Angkor Wat? Bringing together new evidence from a startling range of sources and piecing together the myriad influences, from climate to cu...