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作者 Garten, Jeffrey E., 1946- author
書名 From silk to silicon : the story of globalization through ten extraordinary lives / Jeffrey E. Garten ; with a new preface
出版項 New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
©2016
國際標準書號 9780062409980 (pbk.)
9780062409973 (hardcover)
9781445655895 (Amberley)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  HF1365 .G37 2017    在架上    30610020575320
版本 First Harper paperback edition
說明 xxxii, 444 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
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附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-421) and index
Originally published in hardcover: 2016
Genghis Khan : the accidental empire builder (1162-1227) -- Prince Henry : the explorer who made a science of discovery (1394-1460) -- Robert Clive : the rogue who captured India for the British Empire (1725-1774) -- Mayer Amschel Rothschild : the godfather of global banking (1744-1812) -- Cyrus Field : the tycoon who wired the Atlantic (1819-1892) -- John D. Rockefeller : the titan who built the energy industry and also launched global philanthropy (1839-1937) -- Jean Monnet : the diplomat who reinvented Europe (1888-1979) -- Margaret Thatcher : the iron lady who revived free markets (1925-2013) -- Andrew Grove : the man behind the third industrial revolution (1936-present) -- Deng Xiaoping : the pragmatist who relaunched China (1904-1997) -- The best is yet to come
"This is the first book to look at the history of globalization through the lens of individuals who did something transformative, as opposed to describing globalization through trends, policies, or particular industries. From Silk to Silicon tells the story of who these men and women were, what they did, how they did it and how their achievements continue to shape our world today. They include: Genghis Khan, who united east and west by conquest and by opening new trade routes built on groundbreaking transportation, communications, and management innovations. Mayer Amschel Rothschild, who arose from an oppressive Jewish ghetto to establish the most powerful bank the world has seen, and ushered in an era of global finance. Cyrus Field, who became the father of global communications by leading the effort to build the transatlantic telegraph, the forerunner to global radio, TV, and the worldwide Internet. Margaret Thatcher, whose controversial policies opened the gusher of substantially free markets that linked economies across borders. Andy Grove, a Hungarian refugee from the Nazis who built the company—Intel—that figured out how to manufacture complex computer chips on a mass, commercial scale and laid the foundation for Silicon Valley's computer revolution. Through these stories Jeffrey E. Garten finds the common links between these figure and probes critical questions including: How much influence can any one person have in fundamentally changing the world? And how have past trends in globalization affected the present and how will they shape the future? From Silk to Silicon is an essential book to understanding the past—and the future—of the most powerful force of our times"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Globalization -- History
International trade -- History
International economic relations -- History
International business enterprises -- History
Industrialists -- Biography
Civic leaders -- Biography
Genghis Khan, 1162-1227 -- Influence
Henry, Infante of Portugal, 1394-1460 -- Influence
Clive, Robert Clive, Baron, 1725-1774 -- Influence
Rothschild, Meyer Amschel, 1744-1812 -- Influence
Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892 -- Influence
Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1839-1937 -- Influence
Monnet, Jean, 1888-1979 -- Influence
Thatcher, Margaret -- Influence
Grove, Andrew S. -- Influence
Deng, Xiaoping, 1904-1997 -- Influence
Clive, Robert Clive, Baron, 1725-1774. fast (OCoLC)fst00013197
Deng, Xiaoping, 1904-1997. fast (OCoLC)fst00068549
Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892. fast (OCoLC)fst00159585
Genghis Khan, 1162-1227. fast (OCoLC)fst00087611
Grove, Andrew S. fast (OCoLC)fst00110471
Henry, Infante of Portugal, 1394-1460. fast (OCoLC)fst00036839
Monnet, Jean, 1888-1979. fast (OCoLC)fst01716313
Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1839-1937. fast (OCoLC)fst00041401
Rothschild, Meyer Amschel, 1744-1812. fast (OCoLC)fst00313888
Thatcher, Margaret. fast (OCoLC)fst00000002
Civic leaders. fast (OCoLC)fst00862334
Globalization. fast (OCoLC)fst00943532
Industrialists. fast (OCoLC)fst00971815
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) fast (OCoLC)fst00972484
International business enterprises. fast (OCoLC)fst00976774
International economic relations. fast (OCoLC)fst00976891
International trade. fast (OCoLC)fst00977128
Biography. fast (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
Alt Title From silk to silicon : the story of globalization through 10 extraordinary lives
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