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Forces of Change: An Unorthodox View of History
There are few books that have the insight and power to change the way we think. Forces of Change is one. In this updated edition, Henry Hobhouse argues provocatively, and most convincingly, that modern history has been shaped less by the actions of human beings than by three natural forces: population growth, food supply, and disease. Together they form a self-balancing tr ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published October 25th 2005 by Counterpoint
(first published December 31st 1990)
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I love all of Hobhouse's books. Each is divided up into four or five big chapter with 5-10 pages of footnotes after every one. The footnotes themselves are worth the price of the book, as they are usually paragraphs long, and all together provide enough information for a book of its own.
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