Self-Renewal: The Individual and the Innovative Society

Overview

"Gardner's is not a 'how-to-do-it' book for the conduct of modern society. It is something rarer these days and more basic: a 'why-to-do-it' book. Its impact on many readers is bound to be challenging and stimulating and even inspirational."—Clark Kerr, Science

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Overview

"Gardner's is not a 'how-to-do-it' book for the conduct of modern society. It is something rarer these days and more basic: a 'why-to-do-it' book. Its impact on many readers is bound to be challenging and stimulating and even inspirational."—Clark Kerr, Science

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L. S. Stavrianos
“This is the most exciting and significant book that I have read in years. The subject is the self-renewal of societies and of individuals—why do some atrophy and decay, while others remain innovative and creative? There is no more vital problem than this, especially for an era of constantly accelerating change such as the present.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393312959
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/28/1995
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 196,073
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

A noted social commentator, John W. Gardner was a former cabinet secretary and the founder of Common Cause.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2001

    A brilliant author and book

    Mr. Gardner speaks with clarity, brevity and his words ring true time and time again. This is an incredible book. Every line is quotable. Written in 1963 and yet very timely. Delightful!

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