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October 16, 2008

About the books of the last entry

I was asked this morning about the books that I`ve talked about in the last post. Sorry about it, I forgot to list them. I`ll put a few of them (I won`t remember them all since all my books are in Brazil...)

The Wealth and Poverty of Nations 

By David S Landes '

Wonderful book. The writer is a British historian and economist that does some brilliant analysis about why some countries became rich and some poor. Landes has a very liberal/rightist way of looking at the history and is everything but politically correct. Great book.

Guns, Germs & Steel

By Jaired Diamond 

Espectacular. About the development of the great civilisations, how they appeared and why they appeared where they did. I`m a big fan of Jared Diamond is an American evolutionary biologist,physiologistbiogeographer...

Another great book by him is


The history of civilisations that collapsed. Some for not taking care of the environment, some for because of wars, some because of bad political decisions...fantastic! 

Age of Extremes

Eric Hobsbawn

A famous ans classic book about the history of the XX century

That are some of the books that is some way refer to the subject I wrote on the post bellow.

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