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Wright, Ronald 1948-

Overview
Works: 49 works in 338 publications in 10 languages and 10,201 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Documentary films  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Internet videos  Conversation and phrase books  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR9199.3.W75, 970.00497
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Stolen continents : the Americas through Indian eyes since 1492 by Ronald Wright( Book )

41 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 1,892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical account of the Old World and the New, unlike Asia and Africa America never saw its colonizers leave
A short history of progress by Ronald Wright( Book )

47 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Short History of Progress is nothing less than a concise history of the world since Neanderthal times, elegantly written, brilliantly conceived, and stunningly clear in its warning to us now. Wright shows how human beings have a way of walking into "progress traps," beginning with the worldwide slaughter of big game in the Stone Age. The same pattern of overconsumption then took a new from, as many of the world's most creative civilizations - Mesopotamia, the Maya, the Roman Empire - fell victim to their own success."--Jacket
Henderson's spear : a novel by Ronald Wright( Book )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imprisoned in a Tahitian jail while searching for her long-lost father, Liv attempts to reconstruct her troubled past and reflects upon the secret journal of her ancestor Frank Henderson, who came to Tahiti with Queen Victoria's grandchildren
The gold eaters by Ronald Wright( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A sweeping, epic historical novel of exploration and invasion, of slaves and conquerors, and above all, an enduring love that must overcome the forging of an empire. Plucked from his small fishing village and captured by the conquistadors looking to plunder the gold of Peru, young Waman is the everyman thrown into extraordinary circumstances, caught up in history's throes. He finds himself at every major moment in the empire-building of the Spanish explorers, including Francisco Pizarro, and in the culture clash and violent overthrow of the Incan leaders. He becomes an indispensable translator between the two worlds, who must learn political gamesmanship in order to survive and so that he can one day find the love of his life and be reunited with his family. Based closely on real historical events, The Gold Eaters draws on Ronald Wright's expert knowledge of sixteenth-century South America, as well as his imaginative ability to bring to life an unforgettable epoch and a world forged anew from violence and upheaval"--
A scientific romance by Ronald Wright( Book )

33 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The curator of a British museum travels to the future to find medicine for his mad-cow disease. The time machine lands in a depopulated Britain which has a tropical climate and whose few inhabitants are black. The novel describes the curator's adventures as the sole white man. A first novel
What is America? : a short history of the new world order by Ronald Wright( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ronald Wright shows how the New World created the modern world - and how the New World now threatens to undo it all. He lifts the veil on our advanced society to reveal the deeply archaic forces that are undermining it: religious extremism, militarism, and an unshakable faith in often-dangerous ideals like endless progress, unfettered capitalism, and a universal mission." "What is America? is a passionate - and essential - look at a thoroughly puzzling, and thoroughly troubling, time."--Jacket
Time among the Maya : travels in Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico by Ronald Wright( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maya created one of the world's most brilliant civilizations, famous for its art, astronomy, and deep fascination with the mystery of time. Despite collapse in the ninth century, Spanish invasion in the sixteenth, and civil war in the twentieth, eight million people in Guatemala, Belize, and southern Mexico still speak Maya languages and maintain their resilient culture to this day. Traveling through Central America's jungles and mountains, Ronald Wright explores the ancient roots of the Maya, their recent troubles, and prospects for survival. Embracing history, anthropology, politics and literature, Time Among the Maya is a riveting journey through past magnificence and the study of an enduring civilization with much to teach the present
Stolen continents : five hundered years of conquest and resistance in the Americas by Ronald Wright( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the conquest and survival of five great American cultures: Aztec, Maya, Inca, Cherokee and, Iroquois
An illustrated short history of progress by Ronald Wright( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quechua phrasebook by Ronald Wright( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2004 Massey Lectures : a short history of progress by Ronald Wright( Recording )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The runaway growth of the 20th century has placed colossal loads on all natural systems, especially earth, air, and water. The author argues that our modern predicament is as old as civilization. Only by understanding the patterns of triumph and disaster that humanity has repeated, can we recognize the inherent dangers and, with luck and wisdom, shape its outcome
Geraubtes Land : Amerika aus indianischer Sicht seit 1492 by Ronald Wright( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Geschichte der Eroberung Amerikas und der bis heute spürbaren Folgen aus der Sicht der indianischen Völker
Continentes robados by Ronald Wright( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in Spanish and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impact of the European discovery on the American indian
The gold eaters by Ronald Wright( Recording )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plucked from his small fishing village and captured by the conquistadors looking to plunder the gold of Peru, young Waman is the everyman thrown into extraordinary circumstances, caught up in history's throes. He finds himself at every major moment in the empire-building of the Spanish explorers, including Francisco Pizarro, and in the culture clash and violent overthrow of the Incan leaders. He becomes an indispensable translator between the two worlds, who must learn political gamesmanship in order to survive and so that he can one day find the love of his life and be reunited with his family. Based closely on real historical events, The Gold Eaters draws on Ronald Wright's expert knowledge of sixteenth-century South America, as well as his imaginative ability to bring to life an unforgettable epoch and a world forged anew from violence and upheaval
Surviving progress by Mathieu Roy( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technological advancement, economic development, population increase - are they signs of a thriving society, or too much of a good thing? Executive produced by Martin Scorsese, 'Surviving Progress' is a provocative documentary that explores the concept of progress in the modern world, guiding through the major 'progress traps' facing civilization in the arenas of technology, economics, consumption, and the environment
On Fiji Islands by Ronald Wright( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Découvrir l'Amérique : une brève histoire du nouvel ordre mondial by Ronald Wright( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cut stones and crossroads : a journey in the two worlds of Peru by Ronald Wright( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henderson's spear by Ronald Wright( Recording )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich South Seas epic tells two tales of passion and intrigue from the 1890's and the 1990's, reaching from Canada, England West Africa, converging in Polynesia. A Canadian filmmaker writes from a jail in Tahiti, held on a trumped-up murder charge while searching for her father. The other strand is told in diaries of a suspected Jack the Ripper
Continenti rubati : le Americhe viste dagli Indiani dalla "scoperta" ai nostri giorni by Ronald Wright( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Stolen continents : the Americas through Indian eyes since 1492
Alternative Names
Ronald Wright Canadees schrijver

Ronald Wright Canadian author

Ronald Wright canadisk historiker og skribent

Ronald Wright escritor canadiense

Ronald Wright kanadensisk historiker och författare

Ronald Wright kanadischer Geschichtswissenschaftler und Schriftsteller

Ronald Wright kanadisk historikar og skribent

Ronald Wright kanadisk historiker og skribent

Ronald Wright pisarz brytyjski, historyk

Ronald Wright scrittore canadese

Wright, Ronald

Wright, Ronald 1948-

Wright, Ronald Nigel Ashfield.

Wright, Ronald Nigel Ashfield 1948-

라이트, 로널드 1948-

ライト, ロナルド

Languages
English (247)

German (15)

Spanish (11)

French (10)

Chinese (4)

Japanese (4)

Polish (3)

Italian (1)

Serbian (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
A short history of progressHenderson's spear : a novelA scientific romanceWhat is America? : a short history of the new world orderTime among the Maya : travels in Belize, Guatemala, and MexicoStolen continents : five hundered years of conquest and resistance in the AmericasAn illustrated short history of progressQuechua phrasebook2004 Massey Lectures : a short history of progress