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Owning the Earth
- The Transforming History of Land Ownership
- By: Andro Linklater
- Narrated by: J. Paul Guimont
- Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
The history and evolution of land ownership is a fascinating chronicle in the history of civilization, offering unexpected insights about how various forms of democracy and capitalism developed, as well as a revealing analysis of a future where the Earth must sustain nine billion lives. Seen through the eyes of remarkable individuals - Chinese emperors; German peasants; the 17th century English surveyor William Petty, who first saw the connection between private property and free-market capitalism.
- By S. Olsen on 06-30-15
I stumbled upon this book while in the library and the title caught my eye, especially as a local real estate agent. I renewed it several times because the book is THICK. Presently, my schedule would not allow me the time to visually read so I found it on Audible. I AM SO GLAD I DID. Hearing the book made it much more enjoyable and retentive. The comprehensive world history provided in this book is absolutely amazing. This book will remain in my library and will be read over and over again. It is an excellent resource and its fluidity is brilliant. The 17 hrs and 9 mins were worth it and I have already recommended it to a few people who I know will appreciate it as I have. Wow...just wow!