This book consists of eight comparative studies drawn from history, archeology, economics, economic history, geography, and political science. The studies cover a spectrum of approaches, ranging from a non-quantitative narrative style in the early chapters to quantitative statistical analyses in the later chapters. The studies range from a simple two-way comparison of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, which share the island of Hispaniola, to comparisons of 81 Pacific islands and 233 areas of India. The societies discussed are contemporary ones, literate societies of recent centuries, and non-literate past societies. Geographically, they include the United States, Mexico, Brazil, western Europe, tropical Africa, India, Siberia, Australia, New Zealand, andother Pacific islands.This book consists of eight comparative studies drawn from history, archeology, economics, economic history, geography, and political science.
|Title||:||NATURAL EXPERIMENTS OF HISTORY|
|Author||:||Jared Diamond, James A. Robinson|
|Publisher||:||Harvard University Press - 2010|