A Short History of Progress

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Many of the great ruins that grace the deserts and jungles of the earth are monuments to progress traps, the headstones of civilisations which fell victim to their own succee. In the fate of such societies - once mighty, complex and brilliant - lie the most instructive lessons of our own. The twentieth century's runaway growth in human population, consumption and technology has placed a mysterious burden on the planet. In A Short History of Progress, prize-winning novelist and historian Ronald Wright aregues that this ...

A Short History Of Progress 2006, Canongate Books Ltd, Edinburgh

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A Short History of Progress 2005, Da Capo Press, New York, NY

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A Short History Of Progress 2005, The Text Publishing Company, Melbourne

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A Short History of Progress 2004, House of Anansi Press, Toronto, Canada

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