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2004 Massey Lectures : a short history of progress

Author: Ronald Wright; CBC Audio (Firm); CBC Radio Canada.
Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] : CBC Audio, c2004.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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The runaway growth of the 20th century has placed colossal loads on all natural systems, especially earth, air, and water. The author argues that our modern predicament is as old as civilization. Only by understanding the patterns of triumph and disaster that humanity has repeated, can we recognize the inherent dangers and, with luck and wisdom, shape its outcome.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Wright; CBC Audio (Firm); CBC Radio Canada.
ISBN: 0660193302 9780660193304
OCLC Number: 57679497
Notes: Lectures were broadcast in 2004 by CBC Radio One program "Ideas."
Credits: Host: Paul Kennedy ; producer: Philip Coulter ; executive producer Bernie Lucht.
Performer(s): Host, Paul Kennedy.
Description: 5 sound discs (5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: Compact disc.
Contents: Lecture 1 (Ottawa), Gauguin's questions. Lecture 2 (Edmonton), The great experiment. Lecture 3 (Saskatoon), Fool's paradise. Lecture 4 (Halifax), Pyramid schemes. Lecture 5 (Toronto), The rebellion of the tools.
Other Titles: Short history of progress
Responsibility: by Ronald Wright.

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The runaway growth of the 20th century has placed colossal loads on all natural systems, especially earth, air, and water. The author argues that our modern predicament is as old as civilization. Only by understanding the patterns of triumph and disaster that humanity has repeated, can we recognize the inherent dangers and, with luck and wisdom, shape its outcome.

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