Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 March 2021

384 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190060664

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Grand Transitions

How the Modern World Was Made

Vaclav Smil

  • Weaves together approaches and ideas from a wide array of fields, which, in this author's hands, leads to revelatory conclusions.
  • Abounds with fascinating examples of pivotal changes in societies from around the globe, with a focus on national idiosyncracies.
  • Avoids theoretical models and unprovable claims, and instead clearly presents facts so that readers can judge for themselves.