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A History of Natural Resources in Asia: The Wealth of Nature by Greg Bankoff, Peter Boomgaard

By Greg Bankoff, Peter Boomgaard

A lot has been written in regards to the wealth of countries, the heritage of unequal distribution of wealth, and the construction of zones of affluence and deprivation, either inside of and among societies.  This e-book units out to discover why a few Asian countries are extra wealthy than others via an exam of the way their interplay with and usage of assets has replaced over the centuries.

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