The Resource A short history of progress, by Ronald Wright

A short history of progress, by Ronald Wright

Label
A short history of progress
Title
A short history of progress
Statement of responsibility
by Ronald Wright
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Each time history repeats itself, so it's said, the price goes up. The twentieth century was a time of runaway growth in human population, consumption, and technology, placing a colossal load on all natural systems, especially earth, air, and water -- the very elements of life. The most urgent questions of the twenty-first century are: where will this growth lead? can it be consolidated or sustained? and what kind of world is our present bequeathing to our future? In his #1 bestseller A Short History of Progress Ronald Wright argues that our modern predicament is as old as civilization, a 10,000-year experiment we have participated in but seldom controlled. Only by understanding the patterns of triumph and disaster that humanity has repeated around the world since the Stone Age can we recognize the experiment's inherent dangers, and, with luck and wisdom, shape its outcome
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Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wright, Ronald
Dewey number
909
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
The CBC Massey lectures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Progress
  • Civilization
  • Technology
  • Environmental degradation
Label
A short history of progress, by Ronald Wright
Instantiates
Publication
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
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9780887842061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
ocm56531474
Label
A short history of progress, by Ronald Wright
Publication
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
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9780887842061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
ocm56531474

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