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Ian Morris

Ian Morris
Biography
Ian Morris is a historian and archaeologist. He is currently Stanford University's Jean and Rebecca Willard Professor of Classics and serves on the faculty of the Stanford Archaeology Center. He has published twelve books and has directed excavations in Greece and Italy.
 
Dr. Morris' bestsellers include Why the West Rules -- for Now (2010) and War! What Is It Good For? Conflict and the Progress of Civilization from Primates to Robots (2014). His most recent book is Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels: How Human Values Evolve, released in 2015 by Princeton University Press. He received his doctorate from Cambridge University.
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Globalization and the search for new energy sources are the main forces that drive down extreme poverty.
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Stoke-on-Trent is in central England and is known for its pottery industry.
Protesters in Manhattan hours before a travel ban approved by the Supreme Court came into effect on June 29.
The age-old method of fighting wars by massing together as many men as possible, bludgeoning the enemy and then hunting down survivors reached its culminating point a century ago.
Italian King Umberto I, memorialized on horseback at the Villa Borghese, was still alive when Emma Martina Luigia Morano was born on Nov. 29, 1899.
The geopolitical consequences of a world after fossil fuels
The greatest problem of the early 21st century is not that inequality has started rising again, but that for many people standards of living have stopped improving.
An Indian tribal couple poses with their 11 children in the Nalgonda district. For most of human history, high total fertility rates have been preconditions of national greatness, while low ones have been strategic suicide.
Whether ancient China or modern Europe, managing a frontier is a delicate business.
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