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The Resource Human accomplishment : the pursuit of excellence in the arts and sciences, 800 BC to 1950, Charles Murray

Human accomplishment : the pursuit of excellence in the arts and sciences, 800 BC to 1950, Charles Murray

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Human accomplishment : the pursuit of excellence in the arts and sciences, 800 BC to 1950
Title
Human accomplishment
Title remainder
the pursuit of excellence in the arts and sciences, 800 BC to 1950
Statement of responsibility
Charles Murray
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The heart of Human Accomplishment is a series of descriptive chapters: on the giants in the arts and what sets them apart from the merely great; on the differences between great achievement in the arts and in the sciences; on the meta-inventions, 14 crucial leaps in human capacity to create great art and science; and on the patterns and trajectories of accomplishment across time and geography." "Straightforwardly and undogmatically, Charles Murray takes on some controversial questions: Why has accomplishment been so concentrated in Europe? Among men? Since 1400? He presents evidence that the rate of great accomplishment has been declining in the last century, asks what it means, and offers a rich framework for thinking about the conditions under which the human spirit has expressed itself most gloriously."--BOOK JACKET
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Murray, Charles A
Dewey number
909
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • History
  • Gifted persons
  • Genius
  • Civilization
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Human accomplishment : the pursuit of excellence in the arts and sciences, 800 BC to 1950, Charles Murray
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published: HarperCollins, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000026823891
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st Perennial ed.
Extent
xx, 668 p.
Isbn
9780060929640
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Human accomplishment : the pursuit of excellence in the arts and sciences, 800 BC to 1950, Charles Murray
Publication
Note
First published: HarperCollins, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000026823891
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st Perennial ed.
Extent
xx, 668 p.
Isbn
9780060929640
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.

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