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

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ILLUSTRATIONS
1.1Carneiro’s scalogram14
2.1The lucky latitudes29
2.2The early expansion of the West, 9000–4000 BCE31
2.3The early expansion of the East, 6000–1500 BCE33
2.4The shifting locations of the Eastern and Western cores35
2.5Eastern and Western energy capture, 14,000 BCE–2000 CE48
2.6Eastern and Western social development scores, 14,000 BCE–2000 CE49
3.1Earl Cook’s diagram of energy consumption at different stages of social development55
3.2Western energy capture, 14,000 BCE–2000 CE (linear-linear plot)62
3.3Western energy capture, 14,000 BCE–2000 CE (log-linear plot)62
3.4Western energy capture, 1700–2000 CE66
3.5Economic growth and collapse in the first millennia BCE and CE, as documented by shipwrecks and lead pollution74
3.6Estimated Western energy capture, 500 BCE–200 CE and 1700–2000 CE81
3.7Real wages of unskilled workers, 1300–1800 CE86
3.8Western energy capture, 500 BCE–2000 CE89
3.9Western energy capture, 14,000 BCE and 500 BCE–2000 CE92
3.10Millennium-by-millennium estimates of Western energy capture, 14,000 BCE–2000 CE92
3.11House remains from Abu Hureyra, Syria95
3.12Temple remains from Eridu, Iraq97
3.13Alternative methods for estimating Western energy capture, 14,000– 500 BCE103

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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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