How the World Works: The Story of Human Labor from Prehistory to the Modern Day (Paperback)

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A sweeping history of the full range of human labor

Few authors are able to write cogently in both the scientific and the economic spheres. Even fewer possess the intellectual scope needed to address science and economics at a macro as well as a micro level. But Paul Cockshott, using the dual lenses of Marxist economics and technological advance, has managed to pull off a stunningly acute critical perspective of human history, from pre-agricultural societies to the present. In How the World Works, Cockshott connects scientific, economic, and societal strands to produce a sweeping and detailed work of historical analysis. This book will astound readers of all backgrounds and ages; it will also will engage scholars of history, science, and economics for years to come.

About the Author


Paul Cockshott is a computer engineer, working on computer design and teaching computer science at universities in Scotland. Named on fifty-two patents, his research covers robotics, computer parallelism, 3D TV, foundations of computability, and data compression. His books include Towards A New Socialism, Classical Econophysics and Computation and Its Limits.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781583677773
ISBN-10: 1583677771
Publisher: Monthly Review Press
Publication Date: January 21st, 2020
Pages: 440
Language: English