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The Resource An Economic Inquiry into the Nonlinear Behaviors of Nations : Dynamic Developments and the Origins of Civilizations, by Rongxing Guo

An Economic Inquiry into the Nonlinear Behaviors of Nations : Dynamic Developments and the Origins of Civilizations, by Rongxing Guo

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An Economic Inquiry into the Nonlinear Behaviors of Nations : Dynamic Developments and the Origins of Civilizations
Title
An Economic Inquiry into the Nonlinear Behaviors of Nations
Title remainder
Dynamic Developments and the Origins of Civilizations
Statement of responsibility
by Rongxing Guo
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book applies an economic approach to examine the driving forces behind the dynamic behaviors of developing nations. Taking into account initial conditions and environmental and external factors often oversimplified by historians and anthropologists, Guo finds that the rise and fall of civilizations and nations followed an anti-Darwinian process: physical weakness, rather than strength, induced humans to adapt. Cultures facing unfavorable physical and environmental conditions developed complex societies to overcome these challenges, while favorable conditions did not incentivize major economic and cultural change. Over centuries of economic growth and development, nations and civilizations' adaptive behaviors have followed a cyclical path at both the country level and in an international context. This interdisciplinary book incorporates elements of history, anthropology, and development into an astute economic analysis that changes the way we think about the origins and evolutions of civilizations.
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Cataloging source
AZU
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Guo, Rongxing
Dewey number
330
Index
no index present
LC call number
HB172.5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Ethnology
  • World history
  • Macroeconomics
  • Economic history
  • Development economics
Label
An Economic Inquiry into the Nonlinear Behaviors of Nations : Dynamic Developments and the Origins of Civilizations, by Rongxing Guo
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Culture as an Anti-Darwinian Process -- 3. Good Environment, Bad Environment -- 4. Living in the Lands Threatened -- 5. Are there any Optimal Strategies for Nations? -- 6. Civilization as a Cyclical Human Process -- 7. China: Short Cycles, Long Cycles -- 8. The Western World: A Longer Cycle -- 9. In Cycles We Trust
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 294 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319487724
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-48772-4
Other physical details
18 illustrations, 16 illustrations in color
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn981819196
Label
An Economic Inquiry into the Nonlinear Behaviors of Nations : Dynamic Developments and the Origins of Civilizations, by Rongxing Guo
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Culture as an Anti-Darwinian Process -- 3. Good Environment, Bad Environment -- 4. Living in the Lands Threatened -- 5. Are there any Optimal Strategies for Nations? -- 6. Civilization as a Cyclical Human Process -- 7. China: Short Cycles, Long Cycles -- 8. The Western World: A Longer Cycle -- 9. In Cycles We Trust
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 294 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319487724
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-48772-4
Other physical details
18 illustrations, 16 illustrations in color
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn981819196

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