Anticipations of the Reactions of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon Human Life and Thought

Anticipations of the Reactions of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon Human Life and Thought

by H. G. Wells
     
 


In 1901, the great writer and social critic attempted to predict the future in this book, a fascinating mix of accurate forecasts — development of cars, buses and trucks, use of flying machines in combat, decline of permanent marriage — and wild misses, including the prediction that submarines will suffocate their crews and founder at sea.  See more details below

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In 1901, the great writer and social critic attempted to predict the future in this book, a fascinating mix of accurate forecasts — development of cars, buses and trucks, use of flying machines in combat, decline of permanent marriage — and wild misses, including the prediction that submarines will suffocate their crews and founder at sea.

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H.G. Wells<-->science fiction writer, social critic, scientist, historian, and prophet<-->wrote his projections for the future in a work published in 1902 by Bernhard Tauchnitz, Leipzig. This volume contains the complete text of that work as well as the author's preface to a later (1914) edition and a new introduction by Martin Gardner, prepared for this edition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780486406732
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
01/25/1999
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,285,754
Product dimensions:
5.68(w) x 8.62(h) x 0.41(d)

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