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War! What Is It Good For?: Conflict and the Progress of Civilization from Primates to Robots Paperback – 7 April 2015

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 1250062500
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Picador USA; Reprint edition (7 April 2015)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 512 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9781250062505
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1250062505
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.44 x 2.16 x 22.89 cm
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"A disturbing, transformative text that veers toward essential reading." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"An exuberant and wonderfully entertaining tour de force." --David Crane, The Spectator (London)

"Ian Morris has established himself as a leader in making big history interesting and understandable." --Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies and Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

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Ian Morris is Willard Professor of Classics and History at Stanford University. He has published books including Why the West Rules--for Now and The Dynamics of Ancient Empires, and has directed excavations in Greece and Italy. He lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains in California.

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