The Wealth and Poverty of Nations

David Landes
W.W. Norton & Co., 1999, 658 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"The Wealth and Poverty of Nations is Landes's acclaimed, best-selling exploration of one of the most contentious and hotly debated questions of our time: Why do some nations achieve economic success while others remain mired in poverty? The answer is a complex interplay of cultural mores and historical circumstance."