Автор: Ferguson, Niall Название: Civilization ISBN: 0143122061 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780143122067 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1323 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Western civilization's rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals? And has the zenith of Western power now passed? Acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson argues that beginning in the fifteenth century, the West developed six powerful new concepts, or "killer applications"--competition, science, the rule of law, modern medicine, consumerism, and the work ethic--that the Rest lacked, allowing it to surge past all other competitors. Yet now, Ferguson shows how the Rest have downloaded the killer apps the West once monopolized, while the West has literally lost faith in itself. Chronicling the rise and fall of empires alongside clashes (and fusions) of civilizations, "Civilization: The West and the Rest " recasts world history with force and wit. Boldly argued and teeming with memorable characters, this is Ferguson at his very best.
Автор: Ferguson, Niall Название: The Ascent of Money ISBN: 0143116177 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780143116172 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1282 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: From the bestselling author of Civilization and The Square and the Tower, a richly original look at the origins of money and how it makes the world go round Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of our financial system, from its genesis in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance. What's more, Ferguson reveals financial history as the essential backstory behind all history, arguing that the evolution of credit and debt was as important as any technological innovation in the rise of civilization. As Ferguson traces the crisis from ancient Egypt's Memphis to today's Chongqing, he offers bold and compelling new insights into the rise--and fall--of not just money but Western power as well.
Автор: Ferguson, Niall Название: The War of the World ISBN: 0143112392 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780143112396 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1603 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: From the bestselling author of The Ascent of Money and The Square and the Tower Astonishing in its scope and erudition, this is the magnum opus that Niall Ferguson's numerous acclaimed works have been leading up to. In it, he grapples with perhaps the most challenging questions of modern history: Why was the twentieth century history's bloodiest by far? Why did unprecedented material progress go hand in hand with total war and genocide? His quest for new answers takes him from the walls of Nanjing to the bloody beaches of Normandy, from the economics of ethnic cleansing to the politics of imperial decline and fall. The result, as brilliantly written as it is vital, is a great historian's masterwork.
Автор: Ferguson, Niall Название: Colossus ISBN: 0143034790 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780143034797 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1282 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson ranges across the entire history of America s foreign entanglements and delves into all the dimensions of American power military, economic, cultural, and political. The result is a book whose conclusions are as convincing, and troubling, as they are original. Ferguson demonstrates that America has always been an empire in denial and shows the fateful consequences of its special brand of imperialism. He examines the challenges to the United States from its principal rivals, the European Union and China, and offers a compelling analysis of the connection between the country s domestic economic health and its foreign affairs the bottom line of imperialism, American style. "Colossus" is a peerless reckoning with American power that should be read by any thinking citizen of this unspoken empire.
Автор: Niall Ferguson Название: The War of the World ISBN: 0141013826 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141013824 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: 1420 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: The world at the beginning of the 20th century seemed stable and relatively benign. But, it proved to be overwhelmingly the most violent, frightening and brutalized in history with fanatical, often genocidal warfare. What went wrong? How did we do this to ourselves? This title comes up with answers.
Автор: Ferguson, Niall Название: Ascent of Money, The ISBN: 1594201927 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781594201929 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1920 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Watch the PBS program based on "The Ascent of Money."
Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of finance, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance. Bread, cash, dosh, dough, loot, lucre, moolah, readies, the wherewithal: Call it what you like, it matters. To Christians, love of it is the root of all evil. To generals, it s the sinews of war. To revolutionaries, it s the chains of labor. But in "The Ascent of Money," Niall Ferguson shows that finance is in fact the foundation of human progress. What s more, he reveals financial history as the essential backstory behind all history. Through Ferguson s expert lens familiar historical landmarks appear in a new and sharper financial focus. Suddenly, the civilization of the Renaissance looks very different: a boom in the market for art and architecture made possible when Italian bankers adopted Arabic mathematics. The rise of the Dutch republic is reinterpreted as the triumph of the world s first modern bond market over insolvent Habsburg absolutism. And the origins of the French Revolution are traced back to a stock market bubble caused by a convicted Scot murderer. With the clarity and verve for which he is known, Ferguson elucidates key financial institutions and concepts by showing where they came from. What is money? What do banks do? What s the difference between a stock and a bond? Why buy insurance or real estate? And what exactly does a hedge fund do? This is history for the present. Ferguson travels to post-Katrina New Orleans to ask why the free market can t provide adequate protection against catastrophe. He delves into the origins of the subprime mortgage crisis. Perhaps most important, "The Ascent of Money" documents how a new financial revolution is propelling the world s biggest countries, India and China, from poverty to wealth in the space of a single generation an economic transformation unprecedented in human history. Yet the central lesson of the financial history is that sooner or later every bubble bursts sooner or later the bearish sellers outnumber the bullish buyers, sooner or later greed flips into fear. And that s why, whether you re scraping by or rolling in it, there s never been a better time to understand the ascent of money."
Автор: Niall Ferguson (ed.) Название: Virtual History ISBN: 0241952255 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780241952252 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: 1086 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: What if Britain had stayed out of the First World War? What if Germany had won the Second? How would England look if there had been no Cromwell? What would the world be like if Communism had never collapsed? And what if John F Kennedy had lived? This book explores what might have been if nine of the decisive moments in history had never happened.
Автор: Niall Ferguson Название: Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist ISBN: 0713998709 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780713998702 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: 2926 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: Drawing not only on Kissinger`s hitherto closed private papers but also on documents from more than a hundred archives around the world, this is the history of the House of Rothschild, Kissinger sheds dazzling new light on an entire era.
Автор: Niall Ferguson Название: Civilization ISBN: 0141044586 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141044583 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: 919 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: In 1412, Europe was a miserable backwater ravaged by plague, bad sanitation and incessant war, while the Orient was home to dazzling civilizations. This book reveals the six `killer applications` that the Rest lacked: competition, science, property rights, medicine, consumerism and the work ethic.
Автор: Ferguson, Niall Название: Ascent of money ISBN: 1407438948 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781407438948 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 2760 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Shows that finance is in fact the foundation of human progress. This title reveals financial history as the essential back-story behind all history.
Автор: Niall Ferguson Название: High Financier ISBN: 0713998717 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780713998719 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: 2508 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: "From renowned historian Niall Ferguson, a searching and provocative examination of the widespread institutional rot that threatens our collective future" What causes rich countries to lose their way? Symptoms of decline are all around us today: slowing growth, crushing debts, increasing inequality, aging populations, antisocial behavior. But what exactly has gone wrong? The answer, Niall Ferguson argues in "The Great Degeneration," is that our institutions the intricate frameworks within which a society can flourish or fail are degenerating. Representative government, the free market, the rule of law, and civil society these are the four pillars of West European and North American societies. It was these institutions, rather than any geographical or climatic advantages, that set the West on the path to global dominance beginning around 1500. In our time, however, these institutions have deteriorated in disturbing ways. Our democracies have broken the contract between the generations by heaping IOUs on our children and grandchildren. Our markets are hindered by overcomplex regulations that debilitate the political and economic processes they were created to support; the rule of law has become the rule of lawyers. And civil society has degenerated into uncivil society, where we lazily expect all of our problems to be solved by the state. It is institutional degeneration, in other words, that lies behind economic stagnation and the geopolitical decline that comes with it. With characteristic verve and historical insight, Ferguson analyzes not only the causes of this stagnation but also its profound consequences. "The Great Degeneration "is an incisive indictment of an era of negligence and complacency. While the Arab world struggles to adopt democracy and China struggles to move from economic liberalization to the rule of law, our society is squandering the institutional inheritance of centuries. To arrest the breakdown of our civilization, Ferguson warns, will take heroic leadership and radical reform."
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