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Ronald Wright

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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Writing with great wit and insight, the award-winning author of A Scientific Romance interrogates the notion of progress in the twentieth century, exploring the price paid for all of the wonders of modern technology and concluding that a new Dark Age may be on the horizon. Original.

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Ronald Wright

In these acclaimed CBC Massey Lectures, Ronald Wright argues that the twentieth century was a time of runaway growth in human population, consumption, and technology, placing a colossal load on all natural systems. But 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 human triumph and disaster can we recognize the experiment's inherent dangers and, with luck and wisdom, shape its outcome. In this edition, illuminating illustrations and sidebars complement Wright's arguments, and allow readers to witness further evidence supporting his cautionary tale.

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A deluxe illustrated edition of a provocative analysis of why civilizations fail explains how modern predicaments reflect patterns that have been repeated numerous times throughout history, in a cautionary work that is complemented by annotated sidebars.

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Have we learnt the lessons of the past - or will we be next? Many of the great ruins that grace the deserts and jungles of the earth are monuments to civlisations which fell victim to their own success: from Easter Island's monolithic wilderness to the perpetual silence of the Mayan ruins and ultimately to today's melting ice caps and growing ozone hole, the cycle has continually repeated itself across the years.

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Arabella Burton Buckley

Subtitle: From the Time of the Greeks to the Present Day: for the Use of Schools and Young Persons General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1886 Original Publisher: D. Appleton Subjects: Science Biography

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