Stages Of Economic Growth: A Non-Communist Manifesto by W.W.Rostow. Cambridge at the University Press. 1960. 179 pages. No statement of subsequent printing. Hard cover with Dust jacket. DUST JACKET: 1" long chip off the top corner of the front panel. Price-clipped. Tanning mostly on the edges of the flaps. Some wear to the dj edges, heavy at the top and bottom of the spine. 1/2" tear on the bottom edge of the front panel. Some small chips on the joint of the back flap. Dj is now protected in mylar dust jacket cover. BOOK: Light cover edge wearWater staining on the top edge of the page block, not beeding to the pages themselves. Otherwise no previous owner markings. No folds, creases or tears to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered, not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. CH12a
"Rostow's Stages of Economic Growth model is one of the major historical models of economic growth. It was published by American economist Walt Whitman Rostow in 1960. The model postulates that economic growth occurs in five basic stages, of varying length:
Preconditions for take-off
Drive to maturity
Age of high mass consumption
Rostow's model is one of the more structuralist models of economic growth, particularly in comparison with the "backwardness" model developed by Alexander Gerschenkron, although the two models are not mutually exclusive." - Wikipedia.