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The Global Imperative

An Interpretive History Of The Spread Of Humankind, 1st Edition

By Robert P Clark


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Robert Clark delves into 100 millennia of human history to create a unified and consistent explanation for humankind's inner need to spread itself across the globe. He examines key events from different eras, such as the voyages of the Chinese treasure fleet, the shaping of the Aztec's trade system in MesoAmerica, the role of steam-powered transpor

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Introduction: Why Globalization? -- Out of Africa -- The Neolithic Revolution -- Ancient Cities and Trade Routes -- The Age of Discovery -- The Partnership of Steam and Coal -- Petroleum and the Internal Combustion Engine -- Part One: Prelude to the Information Age -- Part Two: The Information Age -- Part Three: Cities and Global Systems in the Information Age

About the Author

Robert P. Clark is professor of government and politics at George Mason University

Subject Categories

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HISTORY / General