The Measure of Civilization: How Social Development Decides the Fate of Nations

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TABLES
2.1Western and Eastern core regions, 14,000 BCE–2000 CE36
3.1Western energy capture, 14,000 BCE–2000 CE61
3.2Estimates of Roman GDP/capita68
3.3Energy densities70
3.4Eastern energy capture, 14,000 BCE–2000 CE111
4.1Western maximum settlement sizes, 8000 BCE–2000 CE147
4.2Eastern maximum settlement sizes, 4000 BCE–2000 CE155
5.1War-making capacity since 4000 BCE180
5.2Factors driving the military revolution, ca. 1400–1700 CE217
6.1Western information technology scores229
6.2Eastern information technology scores230
7.1Western social development scores, trait by trail:, 14,000 BCE–2000 CE240
7.2Eastern social development scores, trait by trait., 14,000 BCE–2000 CE242
7.3Percentage of total social development scores accounted for by energy capture249

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Tables xiii
  • Preface xv
  • Chapter 1 - Introduction- Quantifying Social Development 1
  • Chapter 2 - Methods and Assumptions 25
  • Chapter 3 - Energy Capture 53
  • Chapter 4 - Social Organization 144
  • Chapter 5 - War-Making Capacity 173
  • Chapter 6 - Information Technology 218
  • Chapter 7 - Discussion- The Limits and Potential of Measuring Development 238
  • Notes 265
  • References 321
  • Index 375
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