A Short History of Progress download free [PDF and Ebook] by Ronald Wright

A Short History of Progress download free [PDF and Ebook] by Ronald Wright year 2006
  • Book name: A Short History of Progress
  • Author: Ronald Wright
  • Release date: 2006/12/11
  • Publisher: CANONGATE BOOKS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Society and Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 9781841958309
  • Rating: 9.11 of 10
  • Votes: 210
  • Review by: Iliana Embry
  • Review rating: 8.43 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/26
  • Total pages: 224
  • Includes a PDF summary of 26 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Palaeolithic hunters who learnt how to kill two mammoths instead of one had made progress. Those who learnt how to kill 200 by driving a whole herd over a cliff had made too much. Many of the great ruins that grace the deserts and jungles of the earth are monuments to progress traps, the headstones of civilisations which fell victim to their own success. The twentieth-century's runaway growth has placed a murderous burden on the planet. A Short History of Progress argues that this modern predicament is as old as civilisation. Only by understanding the patterns of progress and disaster that humanity has repeated since the Stone Age can we recognise the inherent dangers, and, with luck, and wisdom, shape its outcome.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 11H23M12S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Technology: General Issues, Politics & Government, General & World History
  • Available formats: WORD, MobiPocket, DOC, EPUB, PDF, TXT, DjVu, PML. Compressed in RAR, TAR.Z, ZIP, RPM, ARJ, EML
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 10.29 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x198x14mm
  • Weight: 154g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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