Short History of Progress / Edition 1

Short History of Progress / Edition 1

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by Ronald Wright
     
 

A Short History of Progress is nothing less than a concise history of the world since Neanderthal times, elegantly written, brilliantly conceived, and stunningly clear in its warning to us now. Wright shows how human beings have a way of walking into "progress traps," beginning with the worldwide slaughter of big game in the Stone Age. The same pattern of… See more details below

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A Short History of Progress is nothing less than a concise history of the world since Neanderthal times, elegantly written, brilliantly conceived, and stunningly clear in its warning to us now. Wright shows how human beings have a way of walking into "progress traps," beginning with the worldwide slaughter of big game in the Stone Age. The same pattern of overconsumption then took a new from, as many of the world's most creative civilizations - Mesopotamia, the Maya, the Roman Empire - fell victim to their own success.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887847066
Publisher:
House of Anansi Press
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 8.06(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

IGauguin's questions1
IIThe great experiment29
IIIFools' paradise55
IVPyramid schemes81
VThe rebellion of the tools107

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