The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves by Matt Ridley

The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves by Matt Ridley

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Shortlisted for the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-fiction 2011. Life is on the up.
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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.

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SKU GOR002742152
Title The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves
Author By (author) Matt Ridley
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Year Published 2011
Number of Pages 464
ISBN 10 0007267126
ISBN 13 9780007267125
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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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.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002742152
Title The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves
Author By (author) Matt Ridley
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Year Published 2011
Number of Pages 464
ISBN 10 0007267126
ISBN 13 9780007267125
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No