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The Concentration of Power

Institutionalization, Hierarchy & Hegemony

by Anders Corr, PhD
edition: eBook
tagged: geopolitics, civilization

 

Since the beginning of organized societies, power and leadership have operated in human hierarchies, which are concentrating power in an accelerating manner, according to the comprehensive analysis of Dr. Anders Corr in his book The Concentration of Power: Institutionalization, Hierarchy & Hegemony.

“This sweeping study belongs next to Niall Ferg …

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Drunk

How We Sipped, Danced, and Stumbled Our Way to Civilization

by Edward Slingerland, read by Tom Parks
tagged: evolutionary psychology, evolution, civilization

A "entertaining and enlightening" deep dive into the alcohol-soaked origins of civilization—and the evolutionary roots of humanity’s appetite for intoxication. (Daniel E. Lieberman, author of Exercised)

While plenty of entertaining books have been written about the history of alcohol and other intoxicants, none have offered a comprehensive, con …

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Treasures of World History

The Story Of Civilization in 50 Documents

by Peter Snow & Ann Macmillan
edition: Hardcover
tagged: world, civilization, reference

A spirited examination of world history, told through 50 key documents, by two celebrated historians and journalists. With a wealth of experience between them on political, social, cultural and military history, and today's current affairs. Peter Snow and Ann MacMillan are the perfect guides to appreciating the significance of each document.

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The Mosquito

A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator

by Timothy C. Winegard
edition: Paperback
tagged: insects & spiders, civilization, natural history

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 RBC TAYLOR PRIZE
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 LANE ANDERSON AWARD
“Hugely impressive, a major work.”--NPR
A pioneering and groundbreaking work of narrative nonfiction that offers a dramatic new perspective on the history of humankind, showing how through millennia, the mosquito has been the single most powerful force in de …

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Everyday Evil

Why Our World Is the Way It Is

by Monique Layton
edition: Paperback
  • age: 16 to 18
  • Grade: 11 to 12
tagged: cultural, civilization, good & evil

Finalist for the 2021 Montaigne Medal, Eric Hoffer Awards

Instead of the epic, alien force of our imagination, anthropologist Monique Layton argues that evil is intrinsic to our humanity, constantly evolving with modern notions of morality.

Much of the world's suffering, she argues, can be traced back to the individual actions of ordinary people tryi …

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Epidemics and the Modern World

by Mitchell Hammond
edition: Hardcover
tagged: history, civilization

Epidemics and the Modern World explores the relationships between epidemics and key themes in modern history. Our institutions, colonial structures, relationships to animals, and perceptions of suffering, sexuality, race, and disability have all shaped – and been shaped by – these significant medical events.

 

This book uses "biographies" of epid …

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