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Visions of the Future : the Distant Past, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.

Author: Robert Heilbroner
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 1995.
Series: Oxford American Lectures.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is an exceedingly long short book, stretching at least fifty thousand years into the past and who knows how many into the future." So begins Visions of the Future, the prophetic new book by eminent economist Robert Heilbroner. Heilbroner's basic premise is stunning in its elegant simplicity. He contends that throughout all of human history, despite the huge gulf in social organization, technological  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Heilbroner, Robert.
Visions of the Future : The Distant Past, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, ©1995
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Heilbroner
ISBN: 9780199880263 0199880263 1280528648 9781280528644 019510286X 9780195102864 0195344553 9780195344554 1429406283 9781429406284
OCLC Number: 778339496
Description: 1 online resource (146 pages).
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Acknowledgments; Contents; 1. Preview; 2. The Distant Past; 3. Yesterday; 4. Today; 5. Tomorrow; Notes; Index.
Series Title: Oxford American Lectures.

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In this book based on lectures originally delivered at the New York Public Library, Robert Heilbroner puts forth a theory of history stunning in its simplicity and breadth.  Read more...

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