Content: A history of the world.
- Part 1 - Before East and West, The West takes the Lead, Taking the Measure of the Past.
- Part 2 - The East catches up, Neck and Neck, Decline and Fall, the Eastern Age, the West Catches up, The Western Age.
- Part 3 - Why the West Rules, for now.
Relevance: Help in thinking about the long view with its underlying patterns, reminder of importance of geography.