Ian Morris
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Ian Morris

Ian Morris teaches classics, history, and archaeology at Stanford University. Born in Stoke-on-Trent, England, in 1960, he now lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains in California. He has directed excavations in Greece, and Italy, and has published 11 books and more than 80 articles. His most recent book, "Why the West Rules--For Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010), tells the stories of East and West across the last 15,000 years, from the final days of the Ice Age into the 22nd century, explaining why the West came to dominate the rest--and what will happen next. His next book, called "War! What is It Good For?" will tell the story of war from prehuman times to our own, making two controversial claims--first, that war has helped humanity as well as harming it; and second, that war is now changing out of all recognition.

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    • Why the West Rules - for Now

    • The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future
    • By: Ian Morris
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    • Length: 24 hrs and 35 mins
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    Sometime around 1750, English entrepreneurs unleashed the astounding energies of steam and coal, and the world was forever changed....

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    • War! What Is It Good For?

    • Conflict and the Progress of Civilization from Primates to Robots
    • By: Ian Morris
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
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    Surprising as it sounds, war has made humanity safer and richer....

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    • Not What I Expected At All!!!

    • By Leonard on 12-12-14

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