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"Societies that do not eat people are fascinated by those that do." -- Ronald Wright
Ronald Wright (born 1948, London, England) is a Canadian author who has written books of travel, history and fiction. His nonfiction includes the bestseller Stolen Continents, winner of the Gordon Montador Award and chosen as a book of the year by the Independent and the Sunday Times. His first novel, A Scientific Romance, won the 1997 David Higham Prize for Fiction and was chosen a book of the year by the Globe and Mail, the Sunday Times, and the New York Times.

Wright was selected to give the 2004 Massey Lectures. His contribution, A Short History of Progress, looks at the modern human predicament in light of the 10,000-year experiment with civilization. In it he concludes that human civilization, to survive, would need to become environmentally sustainable, with specific reference to global warming and climate change.

His latest work A Short History of the New World Order continues the thread begun in A Short History of Progress by examining what Wright calls "the Columbian Age" and consequently the nature and historical origins of modern American imperium.

Ronald Wright is also a frequent contributor to the Times Literary Supplement, and has written and presented documentaries for radio and television on both sides of the Atlantic. He studied archaeology at Cambridge University and later at the University of Calgary, where he was awarded an honorary doctorate in 1996. He lives in British Columbia.

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Total Books: 68
The Gold Eaters A Novel
2016 - The Gold Eaters a Novel (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780399576058
ISBN-10: 0399576053
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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What Is America A Short History of the New World Order
2009 - What Is America a Short History of the New World Order (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780676979831
ISBN-10: 0676979831
Genre: History
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Stolen Continents Conquest and Resistance in the Americas
2009 - Stolen Continents Conquest and Resistance in the Americas (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780143169673
ISBN-10: 014316967X
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Cut Stones and Crossroads A Journey in the Two Worlds of Peru
2009 - Cut Stones and Crossroads a Journey in the Two Worlds of Peru [Travel Library] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780143169680
ISBN-10: 0143169688
Genre: Travel
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Growing Among Us A Layman's Perspective of the Emerging Church Movement
2009 - Growing Among Us a Layman's Perspective of the Emerging Church Movement (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780578010618
ISBN-10: 0578010615
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An Illustrated Short History of Progress
2008 - An Illustrated Short History of Progress (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780887848063
ISBN-10: 0887848060
Genres: History, Science & Math
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Criminal Procedures Cases Statutues and Executive Materials 2008 Supplement
Criminal Procedures Cases Statutes and Executive Materials
2007 - Criminal Procedures Cases Statutes and Executive Materials (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780735563247
ISBN-10: 0735563241
Genres: Reference, Law
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A Short History Of Progress
2006 - A Short History of Progress (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781841958309
ISBN-10: 1841958301
Genres: History, Nonfiction, Science & Math
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Breve Historia Del Progreso/ Brief History of Progress Hemos Aprendido Por Fin Las Lecciones Del Pasado
Eine kurze Geschichte des Fortschritts
2006 - Eine Kurze Geschichte Des Fortschritts (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783498073565
ISBN-10: 3498073567
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Stolen Continents  500 Years of Conquest and Resistance in the Americas
2005 - Stolen Continents 500 Years of Conquest and Resistance in the Americas (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780618492404
ISBN-10: 0618492402
Genre: History
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A Short History Of Progress 2004 Massey Lecture
2004 - A Short History of Progress 2004 Massey Lecture [Ideas] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780660193304
ISBN-10: 0660193302
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Short History Of Progress
2004 - Short History of Progress (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780887847066
ISBN-10: 0887847064
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Hendersons Speer
2004 - Hendersons Speer (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783423243841
ISBN-10: 3423243848
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Henderson's Spear
2003 - Henderson's Spear (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312421793
ISBN-10: 0312421796
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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A Scientific Romance
2002 - A Scientific Romance (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780552770002
ISBN-10: 0552770000
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Invisible Realities
2002 - Invisible Realities (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780951403877
ISBN-10: 0951403877
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Time Among the Maya Travels in Belize Guatemala and Mexico
2000 - Time Among the Maya Travels in Belize Guatemala and Mexico (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780802137289
ISBN-10: 0802137288
Genres: History, Travel, Nonfiction
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Stolen Continents Indian Story
2000 - Stolen Continents Indian Story (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781842121047
ISBN-10: 1842121049
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A Scientific Romance  A Novel
1999 - A Scientific Romance a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312199999
ISBN-10: 0312199996
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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1987 - On Fiji Islands [Travel Library] (Paperback)Hardcover
Lonely Planet Quechua Phrasebook [Lonely Planet Language Survival Kit] (Paperback)Paperback