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The Axemaker's Gift: Technology's Capture and Control of Our Minds and Culture

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Publisher Comments:

Historian James Burke and psychologist Robert Ornstein illustrate the spiraling impact from humankind's development of technology. Now, the authors argue, we need to learn how to shift human society back into harmony by understanding and respecting the basic wisdom of the nontechnical world. A major achievement that journeys through human culture and issues a wake-up call for us all to take control of our future.

Synopsis:

"A detailed, original and persuasive reading of cultural and intellectual history."—Los Angeles Times. "A genuine tour de force."—San Francisco Chronicle.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [313]-337) and index.

Table of Contents

Prologue

I. Getting an Edge

1. Getting an Edge

2. Token Contribution

3. The ABC of Logic

II. Cutting Up the World

4. Faith of Power

5. Fit to Print

6. New Worlds

7. Root and Branch

8. Class Act

9. Doctor's Order

III. Picking Up the Pieces

10. Journey's End

11. Forward to the Past

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Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780874778564
With:
Dewan, Ted
Author:
Ornstein, Robert
With:
Ornstein, Robert E.
Illustrator:
Dewan, Ted
Author:
Burke, James Lee
Author:
Burke, James
Publisher:
Tarcher
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Technology
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Culture
Subject:
Technology and civilization
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Technology -- Social aspects.
Subject:
World History-Western Civilization
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
1013
Publication Date:
19970331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.94 in 1.1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
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