War and Peace and War The Rise and Fall of Empires

ISBN-10: 0452288193
ISBN-13: 9780452288195
Edition: Annotated 
Authors: Peter Turchin
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Description: Like Jared Diamond in Guns, Germs, and Steel, Peter Turchin in War and Peace and Waruses his expertise in evolutionary biology to make a highly original argument about the rise and fall of empires. Turchin argues that the key to the formation of an  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/27/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Like Jared Diamond in Guns, Germs, and Steel, Peter Turchin in War and Peace and Waruses his expertise in evolutionary biology to make a highly original argument about the rise and fall of empires. Turchin argues that the key to the formation of an empire is a societys capacity for collective action. He demonstrates that high levels of cooperation are found where people have to band together to fight off a common enemy, and that this kind of cooperation led to the formation of the Roman and Russian empires, and the United States. But as empires grow, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, conflict replaces cooperation, and dissolution inevitably follows. Eloquently argued and rich with historical examples, War and Peace and Waroffers a bold new theory about the course of world history.

Anthony Maluccio is professor of social work at the Graduate School of Social Work at Boston College. He is coauthor of Teaching Family Reunification, Reconnecting Families: A Guide to Strengthening Family Reunification Services, and The Child Welfare Challenge: Policy, Practice, and Research.Barbara Pine is a professor at the University of Connecticut and coauthor of Teaching Family Reunificationand Reconnecting Families: A Guide to Strengthening Family Reunification Services.Elizabeth Tracy is associate professor of social work at Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Services. She is coeditor of Reaching High-Risk Familiesand coauthor of Person-Environment Practice: The Social Ecology of Interpersonal Helping.Anthony Maluccio is professor of social work at the Graduate School of Social Work at Boston College. He is coauthor of Teaching Family Reunification, Reconnecting Families: A Guide to Strengthening Family Reunification Services, and The Child Welfare Challenge: Policy, Practice, and Research.Barbara Pine is a professor at the University of Connecticut and coauthor of Teaching Family Reunificationand Reconnecting Families: A Guide to Strengthening Family Reunification Services.Elizabeth Tracy is associate professor of social work at Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Services. She is coeditor of Reaching High-Risk Familiesand coauthor of Person-Environment Practice: The Social Ecology of Interpersonal Helping.

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