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The Resource The wealth of man, Peter Jay

The wealth of man, Peter Jay

Label
The wealth of man
Title
The wealth of man
Statement of responsibility
Peter Jay
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book tells the story of the rise and the fall of whole economies and nations, the ascent - and frequent pauses - of mankind as the only economic animal, as producer, consumer and accumulator of wealth." "It tells how we have grown from being one species among many on Earth, to regard ourselves as the master species. Ten thousand years ago, there were six million of us, living mainly by hunting and gathering. Today there are more than six billion, many with a standard of living that would have been unimaginable to our Stone Age ancestors." "And yet it is not a straightforward story of 'progress'. Man's economic advance has occurred in fits and starts, punctuated by periods of stagnation and, sometimes, retreat."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jay, Peter
Dewey number
330.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC79.W4
LC item number
J39 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wealth
  • Economic man
  • Economic development
Label
The wealth of man, Peter Jay
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [335]-352) 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
Contents
The idea of the book -- The discovery of value -- Citizenship -- Passing the baton -- Pluralism -- Globalization -- Inventions and surpluses -- International economy and economic nationalism -- Cul-de-sac, 1910-1945 --- False dawns? 1945-1999 -- Now what?
Control code
43790248
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 373 pages
Isbn
9781891620676
Lccn
00037362
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The wealth of man, Peter Jay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [335]-352) 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
Contents
The idea of the book -- The discovery of value -- Citizenship -- Passing the baton -- Pluralism -- Globalization -- Inventions and surpluses -- International economy and economic nationalism -- Cul-de-sac, 1910-1945 --- False dawns? 1945-1999 -- Now what?
Control code
43790248
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 373 pages
Isbn
9781891620676
Lccn
00037362
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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