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The Wealth and Poverty of Nations by David S. Landes
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Apr 10, 2008

it was amazing

This book has opened my eyes as to why things are the way they are. Most of it really makes sense. It is a much more academic version of Guns Germs and Steel. I kind of wish that the author spent more time on dealing with specific regions - for example, a few more details about the Balkans would have been interesting. What about the Nordic countries? Great description of Japan and China though. Indian continent is very well represented also.
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