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A short history of progress

Ronald Wright

A short history of progress

by Ronald Wright

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Published by Carroll & Graf in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Progress -- History.,
  • Civilization -- History.,
  • Environmental degradation.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRonald Wright.
    SeriesCBC Massey lectures
    The Physical Object
    Pagination211 p. ;
    Number of Pages211
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19809920M
    ISBN 100786715472

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      A short history of progress by Ronald Wright, , House of Anansi Press edition, in EnglishCited by:   The theme of A Short History of Progress is social it, Canadian historical archeologist Ronald Wright summarizes humankind’s biological and cultural evolution, as well as tracing the role of ecological destruction in the collapse of the some of the most significant civilizations (Sumer, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Easter Island and the Mayan civilization).


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