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Author Headrick, Daniel R.

Title Power over peoples : technology, environments, and Western imperialism, 1400 to the present / Daniel R. Headrick.

Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2010.


Location Call No. Status
 CCQ - Lusail Female Library  JC359    Available
 CCQ - Lusail Male Library  JC359    Available
Description x, 400 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Series The Princeton economic history of the Western world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The discovery of the oceans, to 1779 -- Eastern ocean empires, 1497-1700 -- Horses, diseases, and the conquest of the Americas, 1492-1849 -- The limits of the old imperialism: Africa and Asia to 1859 -- Steamboat imperialism, 1807-1898 -- Health
Summary In this work, Daniel Headrick traces the evolution of Western technologies and sheds light on the environmental and social factors that have brought victory in some cases and unforeseen defeat in others.
Subject Imperialism -- History.
Technology -- History.
Military weapons -- History.
ISBN 9780691139333 (cloth : alk. paper)
0691139334 (cloth : alk. paper)