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The Human Legacy - Leon Festinger

Hardcover Published: 18th July 1983
ISBN: 9780231056724
Number Of Pages: 184
For Ages: 22+ years old

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For more than a million years, man's utter dependence on technology has been producing a host of intricate problems. For example, we steadily reduce the need for human labor while finding ways to increase life expectancy. We mass produce the automobile without grasping the harsh effects it leaves on the environment. The Human Legacy concerns the evolution and development of man-physically, socially, psychologically-into the latest version of the species we see around us today. The author paints an intriguing picture of man, living in complex societies and trying to solve the unanticipated consequences of action.

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Festinger writes clearly, he is provocative, knowledgeable, imaginative... The Human Legacy faithfully conveys the marvelous, detective-like ingenuity of archaeological reasoning. NATURE Festinger sees us on the edge of an endless frontier of problems-to-be-solved but hopes that continuing evolution over the next 20,000 years will better equip us to end our vicious circle. A fascinating walk through the past for all interested in how we got here and where we might go. CHOICE

ISBN: 9780231056724
ISBN-10: 0231056729
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 18th July 1983
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.44