*The Measure of Civilization*

The author is Ian Morris and the subtitle is How Social Development Decides the Fate of Nations.  I don’t like the subtitle of this book, which I feel should include the word “energy.”  While a number of topics are covered, the core parts of the book concern the importance of energy sources for early economic development.

This strikes me as an important work.  I will report back on it once I have the chance to give it further study (which won’t be right away).  In the meantime I am simply reporting that it will come out this January and that it is worthy of your attention.


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