Book that mensures the amount of materials that humankind utilizes during many years. Hard to get through the marass of numbers in the first half of the book but rewarding analysis after that. More and more powerful yet lighter internal combustion engines. Covers a wide range of topics, from China to the formation of Israel. Please try again. The Making of the Modern World. The Making of the Modern World book. Overview. De-materialization promises technical ecstasy. There are not other words for describing it. Reviewed in the United States on January 4, 2016. Download Series Overview PDF Exciting and disturbing reading for all real thinkers! The story centers around Temujin, the man before Genghis Khan, and his life as he establishes the Mongol Empire and puts him and the Mongols in a more positive light than mainstream media does. The book concludes with an outlook for the future, discussing the prospects for dematerialization and potential constrains on materials. The author, Jack Weatherford, the Dewitt Wallace Professor of Anthropology at Macalester College, has written … The most astonishing aspect of this Unable to add item to List. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. I gave 5 stars because Smil is extraordinarily meticulous and thorough with research. Jets and rockets so powerful they may overshoot outer space. He has also written for American publications, including the New York Times. The evolving productivities of material extraction, processing, synthesis, finishing, and distribution, and the energy costs and environmental impact of rising material consumption are examined in detail. Please try again. Now even the most efficient production processes and the highest practical rates of recycling may not be enough to result in dematerialization rates that would be high enough to negate the rising demand for materials generated by continuing population growth and rising standards of living. Amusing that this book is a good example of efficient use of words/numbers. Mr. Smil is a welcome change. 1946 was a very crucial year and this investigation in detsil is as interesting as it is important. The music of statistics isn’t enough to accompany man’s great accomplishments. The range of the series is global, with each volume drawing together material from a range of disciplines - … Excellent, as we are used to read from Václav Smil: critical reference book to fathom context of issues and to return to genuine sciene that cannot be bended by political discussions! Excellent. The turmoil and realignments following the end of active conflict are are intriguing and complex as the battle plans themselves. The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger - Second Edition with a new chapter by the author, Energy: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides), Power Density: A Key to Understanding Energy Sources and Uses (The MIT Press). Smils Making the Modern World is a fascinating tour through the many materials and industrial processes that enable our modern, high-consumption lives. Sadly the de-materialization dance ends in a somber switch as Smil accepts defeat switching from ever lighter beer cans, jet engines and computers to what we strangle and clog our roads with, huge heavy cars. This was the year when it was decided that there would be a Jewish homeland, when Europe would be split by the Iron Curtain, when independent India would become the world's biggest democracy, and when the Chinese communists would win a civil war that positioned them to become a great power. We sincerely worked to ensure that it never happened again. Forces of habit: drugs and the making of the modern world User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World was written by Jack Weatherford, a professor of anthropology at Macalester College in Minnesota. The breadth and depth of the collection deepens researchers' access to international coverage of nineteenth-century social, economic, and business history as well as political science, technology, industrialization, and the birth of the modern corporation. A mass of data is presented to supplement rational and important arguments and discussion. In a 2005 review, Timothy May wrote that some of Weatherford's thesis was "without question, controversial". This book explores the costs of this dependence and the potential for substantial dematerialization of modern economies. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Making the Modern World: Materials and Dematerialization. Reviewed in the United States on February 26, 2017. Original Title. New from. 0435547801 (ISBN13: … From forest products and steel to fertilizers and silicon, Smil has put together an astonishingly thorough study of our material world. Download PDF. Lighter and lighter aluminum beer cans. The Making of the Modern World, Part III: 1890-1945 takes The Making of the Modern World series deeper into the twentieth century covering the key events that have shaped the modern world. The debate around climate change is full of way more noise than information. And trace de future of dematerialization and utilization of many materials with the necessity in living in a more susteinable World. About Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World. In 1946, Victor Sebestyen creates a taut, panoramic narrative and takes us to meetings that changed the world: to Berlin in July 1945, when Truman tells Stalin that we have successfully tested the bomb; to Ye'nan, China, in January 1946, when General George Marshall tells the Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong that Americans won't send troops to China, assuring that the Communists will attain power; to Delhi, India, in April 1946, when U.K. cabinet members tell Pandit Nehur and Mahatma Gandhi that the British will leave India within a few months, ending two centuries of British imperialism. Sebestyen shows how the massive upheavals and turmoil of the War altered irrevocably the lives of pretty much everyone even to this day and that its immediate legacy was more suffering, more killing and more tyranny. It's a fascinating book portraying Genghis Khan in a totally new light. The Making of the Modern World is invaluable for an understanding of the competition for empire and the projection of European power from 1500 to the early twentieth century. I learned so much from this book. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. On clicking this link, a new layer will be open. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. He is currently an associate editor at Newsweek. The evolving productivities of material extraction, processing, synthesis, finishing and distribution, and the energy costs and environmental impact of rising material consumption are examined in detail. Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World is a book written by a professor of anthropology at Macalester College in Minnesota and is divided into three parts. In an earlier book, The Riddle of the Modern World: Of Liberty, Wealth and Equality, Macfarlane presents and analyzes the thoughts of Montesquieu, Adam Smith, and Tocqueville, as they attempted to understand and describe what was happening to their world (a series of Macfarlane's lectures to Cambridge undergraduates on these and related thinkers is available on Macfarlane's Youtube … F.W. —Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India Reviewed in the United States on January 28, 2014. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. New York Times Bestseller • The startling true history of how one extraordinary man from a remote cornerof the world created an empire that led the world into the modern age. 1946: The Making of the Modern World (Paperback) Please allow 5-10 days for order processing for ALL orders, in addition to shipping times. Over the course of time, the modern world has become dependent on unprecedented flows of materials. Unknown Binding, 507 pages. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Smil looks at economies their cities, machines, high-ways, farms, vehicles, airplanes and he finds music in statistics. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World is a nonfiction book divided into three parts and dealing with the early life and rise to power of Temujin, the man who would become known as Genghis Khan.The text details his conquests and the establishment of the Mongol Empire, and the changes undergone by the empire after his death, and up until its collapse. "The Year Was 1946" Mini Book Great Birthday or Anniversary, Beyond Belief: The American Press And The Coming Of The Holocaust, 1933- 1945, Lenin: The Man, the Dictator, and the Master of Terror, Twelve Days: The Story of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, The New Right: A Journey to the Fringe of American Politics, Hubris: The Tragedy of War in the Twentieth Century, Flickback 1946 Trivia Playing Cards, Birthday Gift, Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal, Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assassinations, "An exceptionally involving and horrifying book…grindingly awful detail." The book tells the story of Genghis Khan's life, influence and … The Making of the Modern World, Part I: The Goldsmiths'-Kress Collection, 1450-1850 offers new ways of understanding the expansion of world trade, the Industrial Revolution, and the development of modern capitalism, supporting research in variety of disciplines. It is a very good starting point to grasp the forces which moulded the second half of the 20th Century and beyond. We are currently working with very limited staffing and your patience is greatly appreciated. The Making of the Contemporary World series provides accessible interpretations of contemporary issues and debates within strongly defined historical frameworks. Interesting history of post-WW2 Europe parsing. These and many other questions are discussed and answered in Making the Modern World: Materials and Dematerialization. From the story of his rise through the tribal culture to the explosion of civilization that the Mongol Empire unleashed, this brilliant work of revisionist history is nothing less than the epic story of how the … See all formats and editions. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. His statistic crowded studies should be effective because he employs “science” and skirts tiresome scolding’s we have become immune to. We needn’t eat steak at every meal, drive there ton SUV’s. I learned a great deal about the world immediately after WW 2. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Reviewed in the United States on September 12, 2015. The evolving … It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Used from. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Reviewed in the United States on March 27, 2017, Reviewed in the United States on May 27, 2014. Really well written and engrossing. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. ---The Spectator. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Excellent reading, informative, well written. Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything, How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking, Energy and Civilization: A History (The MIT Press), Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street, Life Is What You Make It: Find Your Own Path to Fulfillment, Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2013. Reviewed in the United States on March 29, 2016. If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you grow your business. The Making of the Modern World, Part II: 1851-1914 traces the progress of the rapidly changing economies of the nineteenth century. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. A fascinating look at the materials that make modern life possible. There's a problem loading this menu right now. "Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World" by Jack Weatherford is both an account of the life and empire of Genghis Khan (1162-1227) and, unfortunately, a series of unsubstantiated claims about the empire's positive contributions to the world. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World. Musical though made of numbers not numerical, instinctive not contrived. Published by The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (Cambridge, Massachusetts, and London, England), year 1983. The end of empires and the preparation for the birth of new states, the violence and brutality towards civilians, the civil conflicts are given an overview in this book. In 1946, Victor Sebestyen creates a taut, panoramic narrative and takes us to meetings that changed the world: to Berlin in July 1945, when Truman tells Stalin that we have successfully tested the bomb; to Ye'nan, China, in January 1946, when General George Marshall tells the Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong that Americans won't send troops to China, assuring that the Communists will attain power; to … Reviewed in the United States on November 2, 2014. They came close to uniting Eurasia into a world empire, and in so doing they spread throughout it technologies like paper, gunpowder, paper money, or the compass  a… E-IR is an independent non-profit publisher run by an all volunteer team. Vaclav Smil receives 2015 OPEC Award for Research, “Summing Up: Recommended. Ask anyone who was the person that most influenced world history: few would mention Genghis Khan. Learn more about the program. Truly explains how we got to today from the ashes of a catastrophic global war. the world. Not for what they destroyed  though they wrought much destruction all over the continent but for what they built. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work. How much further should the affluent world push its material consumption? These and many other questions are discussed and answered in Making the Modern World: Materials and Dematerialization. This is a softcover book in good condition with a few illustrations. It seems that the less a person knows about the actual real world science behind how the modern world works, the more likely they are to be screaming nonsense. Tonages, gallons, watts, Joules, Newtons and populations. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. The Making of the Modern World: Connected Histories, Divergent Paths: 1500 to the Present by Robert W. Strayer. Please try again. The boy who became Genghis Khan grew up in a world of excessive tribal violence, including murder, kidnapping, and enslavement. Does relative dematerialization lead to absolute decline in demand for materials? This is a valuable and well researched corrective to the notion that the wars ended on VE and VJ days as if then the final curtain came down and everyone went home to tea and bed. The book concludes with an outlook for the future, discussing the prospects for dematerialization and potential constraints on materials. Academic, general, and professional readers.”  (Choice, 1 October 2014), “Vaclav Smil keeps turning out amazing books. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Please try again. Revolution in Time – Clocks and the making of the Modern World by David S. Landes. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Historian Courtwright (Violent Land) ranges widely across more than four centuries and the world to chart the "psychoactive revolution" that made ever … A clear concise review of historical events that occurred at the end of WW2,which help to explain reasons for the international tensions of this day and age. Please try again. Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World (Book) : Weatherford, Jack : The name Genghis Khan often conjures the image of a relentless, bloodthirsty barbarian on horseback leading a ruthless band of nomadic warriors in the looting of the civilized world. A" must" study for students of mid 20th century history and the effects it has had subsequently. We gave up isolation and accepted responsibility for rebuilding the world in our image. Arguably, however, Genghis Khan and the Mongols were the dominant force that shaped Eurasia and consequently the modern world. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Beyond the study of economic thought, the collection provides an invaluable resource for the studying of social forces unleashed by the economy. This book analyses our condition by looking at the work of two great thinkers, one of whom provides a deep historical perspective, the other a wide comparative analysis. Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2014. In earlier books such as the recent “Should we Eat Meat” Smil has made clear his distaste for greed and extravagance. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 22, 2015. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 24, 2016, We forget all too easily the utter misery and chaos left behind by World War ll and the huge task of reconstruction that faced the Allied Powers. Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices. How much further should the affluent world push its material consumption? Published December 31st 1983 by Heinemann Educational Books. It is undeniable that the war against Hitler and the Japanese militarists was a just war but the author demonstrates the universal truth that all war is without mercy and that no wars achieve a peaceful outcome. His book is well-known as a work of popular history. Drawing on new archival material and many interviews, Sebestyen analyzes these major postwar decisions and others as he discusses the economic collapse, starvation, ethnic cleansing, and displacement that followed the war. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Reviewed in the United States on May 2, 2016. He must compose the score of this music in his head. This interdisciplinary text will provide useful perspectives for readers with backgrounds including resource economics, environmental studies, energy analysis, mineral geology, industrial organization, manufacturing, and material science. I believe this book goes a long way toward explaining the last 70 years, just as it claims to do. Price. Reviewed in the United States on April 10, 2016. Erik Ringmar . This book explores the costs of this dependence and the potential for substantial dematerialization of modern economies. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Victor Sebestyen was born in Budapest. Reviewed in the United States on June 23, 2018, Reviewed in the United States on September 2, 2017. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Making the Modern World: Materials and Dematerialization considers the principal materials used throughout history, from wood and stone, through to metals, alloys, plastics, and silicon, describing their extraction and production as well as their dominant applications. Nevertheless, Weatherford "presents his case very eloquently and with an abundance of evidence demonstrating not only the indirect influence of the Mongols in Europe but also the transformation of the Mongols from agents of innovation in the Renaissance into agents of destruction in the European mind during Enlightenment." I highly recommend. We humans, especially Americans indulge ourselves. The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in twenty-five years than the Romans did in four hundred. De-materialization brings on excitement. The facts are assembled and referenced in studies that make your head spin as Smil accelerates intricate numerical observations. Hardcover – Illustrated, February 27, 2018. by Joshua B. Freeman (Author) 4.5 out of 5 stars 65 ratings. Tantor Audio; MP3 - Unabridged CD edition (November 10, 2015), Sebestyen shows how the massive upheavals and turmoil of the War altered irrevocably the lives of pretty much everyone even to t, Reviewed in the United States on November 2, 2014. Interesting and well written, it provides interesting insides that are not generally known. Hide other formats and editions. Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with rentals. A book that fully illustrates the power of history This is fascinating interpretation of the history of the Mongol empire and it's Khans, particularly Genghis Khan and their influence, direct or otherwise, to the modern world, and long overdue recognition of its contribution to the modern western world. Making the Modern World: Materials and Dematerialization considers the principal materials used throughout history, from wood and stone, through to metals, alloys, plastics and silicon, describing their extraction and production as well as their dominant applications. I have been fascinated by the numerous books detailing the strategies and course of the great battles of World War 2; however when it comes to the impact on the world we now inhabit 1946 by Victor Sebestyen is an absolutely necessary companion volume. Extremely detailed analysis.. Good reading.. Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA items qualify for FREE Shipping and . The Making of the Modern World, Part I: The Goldsmiths'-Kress Collection, 1450–1850 offers new ways of understanding the expansion of world trade, the Industrial Revolution, and the development of modern capitalism, supporting research in variety of disciplines. This interdisciplinary text provides useful perspectives for readers with backgrounds including resource economics, environmental studies, energy analysis, mineral geology, industrial organization, manufacturing and material science. As the son in an ... modern map, Genghis Kahn’s conquests include thirty countries with well over 3 billion people. New York Times Bestseller • The startling true history of how one extraordinary man from a remote cornerof the world created an empire that led the world into the modern age. ... Before you download your free e-book, please consider donating to support open access publishing. The author is not an allarmist nor a nihilist, and surely tries to keep a balanced view, but what he describes in the book should be a matter of concern of all of us. Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. However, the error of insisting that the Yellow River flooding was produced by the japanese, when it is well recorded as produced by the Kuomitang, makes you wary of many of the other assertions in the book. Book Description: A global history of the acquisition of progressively more potent means of altering ordinary waking consciousness, this book is the first to provide the big picture of the discovery, interchange, and exploitation of the planet's psychoactive resources, from tea … It shows that he was a great secular leader, among other things." 85 grams for the first, now only 12.75 grams. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Bill Gates reviews the book Making the Modern World by Vaclav Smil which takes a fascinating look at concrete, steel, and other stuff that makes modern life possible. Yet, for even more of the book (143 pages), it tells the story of what happened after he died. Please try your request again later. You end up entertaining yourself learning how civilization has been using materials. Dec 26 2016 • 10168 views. I witnessed it all as I began my formal education. Explore the historical underpinnings integral to the study of economics and European imperialism. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. He has worked on many newspapers in the U.K., including the Times, the Daily Mail, and the London Evening Standard. Access a free summary of Making the Modern World, by Vaclav Smil and 20,000 other business, leadership and nonfiction books on getAbstract. The information/page rate is out of normal. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Making the Modern World: Materials and Dematerialization considers the principal materials used throughout history, from wood and stone, through to metals, alloys, plastics and silicon, describing their extraction and production as well as their dominant applications. Tons of statistics brilliantly compiled and discussed. The book is intact with none of the 482 pages missing. Reviewed in the United States on September 27, 2017. ISBN. We had some successes and some failures. Please try again. Something went wrong. This History makes very full use of recently realeased material form the former Soviet Union and gives a very full account of the events leading to the Cold War and the shaping of the new world order. Thus, the publication of Jack Weatherford's book, Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, is a welcome addition to the literature on the Mongols. The first is that Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World is ostensibly a biography of Genghis Khan — and it is for its first 128 pages. Unable to add item to List. Science and the making of the modern world. He notes that the book lacks footnotes, and notations in the … So, in essence, this is a book about the rise and fragmentation of … Does relative dematerialization lead to absolute decline in demand for materials? Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Reviewed in the United States on January 7, 2015. The Story of Civilization Volume III: The Making of the Modern World is a Catholic homeschool history text that seeks to instill children with an understanding of the Catholic Church's history and of the civilizations and societies shaped by Catholic culture. Making the Modern World, I just finished, and it’s pretty fantastic.”  (Interview with Bill Gates, 22 January 2014), “This makes the book particularly suitable for students, and not just those in obviously-related disciplines: it’s a good example of fact-based reasoning, one material we can always use more of.”  (Chemistry & Industry, 1 January 2014). The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in twenty-five years than the Romans did in four hundred. But of the few books I've read, my favourite is Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford (Crown Publishers, New York). 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