My brief review of this large and fact filled book about our world
A nearly 500 page walk through the history of our world that gives one a view (and author’s perspective) on what is to come. It tackles transport, agriculture, manufacturing, energy, materials, finance in sufficient detail to understand nuances across various regions.
My favorite part was the discussion of where certain items are sourced, purified, manufactured and finished covering iron through gold.
I leave the book quite surprised at how remarkably little discussion occurred about the most populous country on earth – India. Peter is singularly focused on China and I wonder if his predictions would have been better informed with covering India and Canada a bit more. Or, perhaps in his eyes, the two countries are irrelevant to the past and future global order.
All in all, a fun read that made me think hard about the world we inherited and inhabit.