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Publisher Comments:

In 1901, the great writer and social critic attempted to predict the future in this book, a fascinating mix of accurate forecasts — development of cars, buses and trucks, use of flying machines in combat, decline of permanent marriage — and wild misses, including the prediction that submarines will suffocate their crews and founder at sea.

Book News Annotation:

H.G. Wells—science fiction writer, social critic, scientist, historian, and prophet—wrote his projections for the future in a work published in 1902 by Bernhard Tauchnitz, Leipzig. This volume contains the complete text of that work as well as the author's preface to a later (1914) edition and a new introduction by Martin Gardner, prepared for this edition.
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Synopsis:

Great social critic predicted the future in this fascinating 1901 volume, a mix of shrewd, accurate speculations, and wild misses, full of stimulating ideas. Includes Wells' introduction to the 1914 edition.

Synopsis:

Great social critic predicted the future in this fascinating 1901 volume, a mix of shrewd, accurate speculations and wild misses, full of stimulating ideas. Includes Wells' introduction to the 1914 edition and a new introduction to the present volume by Martin Gardner.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486406732
Subtitle:
Upon Human Life and Thought
Author:
Wells, H. G.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Life cycle, human
Subject:
Social prediction
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Science Reference-Philosophy of Science
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19990125
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.38 in 0.5 pd

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Great social critic predicted the future in this fascinating 1901 volume, a mix of shrewd, accurate speculations, and wild misses, full of stimulating ideas. Includes Wells' introduction to the 1914 edition.

"Synopsis" by , Great social critic predicted the future in this fascinating 1901 volume, a mix of shrewd, accurate speculations and wild misses, full of stimulating ideas. Includes Wells' introduction to the 1914 edition and a new introduction to the present volume by Martin Gardner.

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