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Beyond Civilization: Humanity's next Great Adventure

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In Beyond Civilization, Daniel Quinn thinks the unthinkable. We all know there's no one right way to build a bicycle, no one right way to design an automobile, no one right way to make a pair of shoes, but we're convinced that there must be only one right way to live — and the one we have is it, no matter what.

Beyond Civilization makes practical sense of the vision of Daniel Quinn's best-selling novel Ishmael. Examining ancient civilizations such as the Maya and the Olmec, as well as modern-day microcosms of alternative living like circus societies, Quinn guides us on a quest for a new model for society, one that is forward-thinking and encourages diversity instead of suppressing it. Beyond Civilization is not about a "New World Order" but a "New Personal World Order" that would allow people to assert control over their own destiny and grant them the freedom to create their own way of life right now — not in some distant utopian future.

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The award-winning author of Ishmael argues that if humankind is to survive, it must move beyond an exploitation of the planet and its resources, other species, and other human beings to an enlightened future that emphasizes sustaining rather than consuming the world. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

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As always with Quinn, his argument is crystalline and reads like a thriller. He shows us that getting 'beyond' the mess of civilization doesn't mean changing human nature or setting off a revolution. We need only breathe new life into an ancient hum

About the Author

DANIEL QUINN is the award-winning author of Ishmael, The Story of B, and My Ishmael. His Web site address is www.ishmael.org. He lives in Houston, Texas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307554642
Subtitle:
Humanity's next Great Adventure
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press
Author:
Quinn, Daniel
Subject:
Social Science : Sociology - General
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Publication Date:
20001107
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
208

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"Synopsis" by , The award-winning author of Ishmael argues that if humankind is to survive, it must move beyond an exploitation of the planet and its resources, other species, and other human beings to an enlightened future that emphasizes sustaining rather than consuming the world. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , As always with Quinn, his argument is crystalline and reads like a thriller. He shows us that getting 'beyond' the mess of civilization doesn't mean changing human nature or setting off a revolution. We need only breathe new life into an ancient hum
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