The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves

Matt Ridley

Anno: 2011
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 464 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 198 x 129 mm
Peso: 330 gr.
  • EAN: 9780007267125
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Shortlisted for the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-fiction 2011. Life is on the up. We are wealthier, healthier, happier, kinder, cleaner, more peaceful, more equal and longer-lived than any previous generation. Thanks to the unique human habits of exchange and specialisation, our species has found innovative solutions to every obstacle it has faced so far. In `The Rational Optimist', acclaimed science writer Matt Ridley comprehensively refutes the doom-mongers of our time, and reaches back into the past to give a rational explanation for why we can - and will - overcome the challenges of the future, such as climate change and the population boom. Bold and controversial, it is a brilliantly confident assertion that the 21st century will be the best for humankind yet.