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- THE RATIONAL OPTIMIST : How Prosperity Evolves
DetailsFor two hundred years the pessimists have dominated public discourse, insisting that things will soon be getting much worse. But in fact, life is getting betterand at an accelerating rate. Food availability, income, and life span are up; disease, child mortality, and violence are down all across the globe. Africa is following Asia out of poverty; the Internet, the mobile phone, and container shipping are enriching people's lives as never before.In his bold and bracing exploration into how human culture evolves positively through exchange and specialization, bestselling author Matt Ridley does more than describe how things are getting better. He explains why. An astute, refreshing, and revelatory work that covers the entire sweep of human historyfrom the Stone Age to the InternetThe Rational Optimist will change your way of thinking about the world for the better.ABOUT THE AUTHOR : Matt Ridley's books have been shortlisted for six literary awards, including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (for Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters). His most recent book, The Agile Gene: How Nature Turns on Nurture, won the award for the best science book published in 2003 from the National Academies of Science. He has been a scientist, a journalist, and a national newspaper columnist, and is the chairman of the International Centre for Life, in Newcastle, England. Matt Ridley is also a visiting professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York.
SKU Code PRK B 2995 Weight in Kg 0.1300 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780061452062 Author Name MATT RIDLEY Publisher Name HARPER COLLINS