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From the Publisher"W. M. Wallace's book on the subject of cultural evolution and technology certainly makes for good reading. This new entry to the relatively scarce collection of texts on technological evolution is elegantly edited and well-written, and contributes much original food for thought. . . . In [its] final chapters, the conflict between Western and Eastern cultures and the clash between Christian and Islamic fundamentalism is very intelligently analyzed. The strength of this book relies undoubtedly on these final chapters, and I personally recommend it to any intelligent person who is concerened about humanity's future and interested in being acquainted on how the world presently operates."
"An interesting and unorthodox approach to one of the great scientific mysteries of today—how culture evolves. Genetic evolution is a well-verified and quite complete theory, but there is no comprehensive view on how human non-genetic information changes through time. Techno-Cultural Evolution takes a novel step in that direction."
"From the first tool to the present day, Wallace’s Techno-Cultural Evolution reveals the inner workings of the systems that make and break us. It is a book for the times—carefully reasoned, deep, and immediately relevant to the decisions facing us today. His ‘FROCA’ theory has the elegance that marks an enduring hypothesis."
"Provides a general tour of human history to outline a theory that aims to answer the question of why and how technology evolves. . . . Recommended."