Age of Discovery

  • by Ian Goldin, Chris Kutarna
  • Narrated by Mark Meadows
  • 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Age of Discovery explores a world on the brink of a new Renaissance and asks: how do we share more widely the benefits of unprecedented progress? How do we endure the inevitable tumult generated by accelerating change? How do we each thrive through this tangled, uncertain time?
From gains in health, education, wealth and technology to crises of conflict, disease and mass migration, the similarities between today's world and that of the 15th century are both striking and prophetic: we have been here before. So what must we do to achieve our full potential, individually and altogether, this time around? Will we repeat the glories of the Renaissance, the misery, or both?
In Age of Discovery, Ian Goldin and Chris Kutarna show how we can draw courage, wisdom and inspiration from the days of Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci in order to fashion our own Golden Age. Whether we're seized by Gutenberg or Zuckerberg, the discovery of the Americas or the rise of China, copperplate etchings or silicon chips, The Bonfire of the Vanities or the destructive fury of ISIS, the spread of syphilis or the Ebola pandemic, such Renaissance moments force humanity to give its best just when the stakes are at their highest.
Turning the spotlight on the crises of our time, Age of Discovery shows how we can all define and create a lasting legacy that the world will still celebrate 500 years from now.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

An Interesting but sometimes confusing listen.

I found the main idea of this book to be interesting, but quite often the thread of the book is lost between a storm of facts, dates and the authors analysis.
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- Gerbil

very educational

If you could sum up Age of Discovery in three words, what would they be?

historical, educational, economists.

What did you like best about this story?

the prospective it give you is very mind opening.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Mark Meadows?

not the best fan, sounds rather dreary.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

money could be everything

Any additional comments?


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- Eliezer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-07-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury