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A short history of progress, by Ronald Wright

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A short history of progress
Title
A short history of progress
Statement of responsibility
by Ronald Wright
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Language
eng
Summary
"Many of the great ruins that grace the deserts and jungles of the earth are monuments to progress traps, the headstones of civilizations which fell victim to their own success. In the fates of such societies - once mighty, complex, and brilliant - lie the most instructive lessons for our own." "The twentieth century's runaway growth in human population, consumption and technology has placed a murderous burden on the planet. In A Short History of Progress, Ronald Wright argues that this modern predicament is, in fact, as old as civilization, a 10,000-year experiment we unleashed but have seldom controlled. Only by understanding the patterns of progress and disaster that humanity has repeated since the Stone Age can we recognize the experiment's inherent dangers, and, with luck and wisdom, shape its outcome."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
Dewey number
303.44
Index
index present
LC call number
CB151
LC item number
.W75 2005b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Massey lectures series
Target audience
adult
A short history of progress, by Ronald Wright
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A short history of progress, by Ronald Wright
Publication
Note
Originally published: Toronto : House of Anansi Press, 2004
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [187]-199) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9702668
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Dimensions
22 cm.
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Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9781841957111
Lccn
2005432442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) WAI99191
  • (OCoLC)60741364
  • (DLC) 2005432442
  • (StEdNL)3837360
  • (Uk)013225954
  • (BNAtoc)B0766681

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