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Author Piel, Gerard.

Title The acceleration of history.

Imprint New York, Knopf, 1972.

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 Moore Stacks  CB428 .P5    Available  ---
Edition [1st ed.]
Description 369 p. illus. 22 cm.
Contents [1.] The acceleration of history: The acceleration of history -- Last words from the dinosaurs -- [2.] Common sense: The heritage of science in a civilization of machines -- The common sense of science and the humanities -- On recollection -- King Solomon's ant -- [3.] Technology and democratic institutions: Why no satisfaction? -- Science can never be retrograde -- The sorcerer's apprentice -- [4.] The right to health: Metropolitan medicine -- ...Getting our knowledge fully applied -- An end to welfare medicine -- [5.] Too many Indians: The grain that steel might grow -- Economic development by democratic planning -- Second thoughts on birth control -- A world free of want -- [6.] The treason of the clerks: The treason of the clerks -- Federal funds and science education -- Peace and quiet on the campus -- [7.] Education for self-government: We good Americans -- The imaginative consideration of learning -- ...Now! -- [8.] The fork in the road: The subterfuge of armament -- The stationary state -- Time to cut the cake.
Form Also issued online.
Subject Civilization, Modern -- 1950-
Science and civilization.
Technology and civilization.
United States -- Civilization -- 1970-
Civilization -- Essays.
Science -- Essays.
Technology -- Essays.
Civilisation -- 1950-
Finances publiques -- Québec (Province)
Technologie et civilisation.
États-Unis -- Civilisation -- 1970-
ISBN 0394473124
9780394473123