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A short history of progress

by Wright, Ronald, 1948-

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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 s... Full description

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Summary: "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."--Jacket.
Item Description: Originally published: Toronto : House of Anansi Press, 2004.
Physical Description: 211 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-199) and index.
ISBN: 0786715472 (pbk.)
9780786715473 (pbk.)
Author Notes: Ronald Wright lives in Port Hope, Ontario.


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