Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Top ten books on globalization

Moisés Naím is the editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy magazine and author or editor of eight books including Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers and Copycats Are Hijacking the Global Economy.

He named his top ten books on globalization for Foreign Policy. One book on his list:
One of the most interesting books on globalization is Felipe Fernández Armesto's Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration. Through a fascinating account of the adventures, obsessions and achievements of explorers and cartographers since the dawn of history Professor Fernandez Armesto deftly shows how the impulse to discover what lies beyond the horizon and the instincts to engage foreigners have driven globalization since time immemorial. If you have to read one book on globalization read Pathfinders. In the process you will be exposed to a very original history of the world.
Read about a few of the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue