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未来の歴史:進歩の預言者たち

A History of the Future : Prophets of Progress from H. G. Wells to Isaac Asimov

Bowler, Peter J.

Cambridge Univ Pr 2017/11
287 p. 24 cm   
装丁: Hrd    装丁について
テキストの言語: ENG    出版国: GB
ISBN: 9781107148734
装丁違いISBN: 1316602621
KCN: 1027557290
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DDC: 303.49
KDC: A303 世界文化史
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Annotation

In this wide-ranging survey, Bowler explores the phenomenon of futurology: predictions about the future development and impact of science and technology through the twentieth century. Bowler explores how conflict between technocrats and their critics was presented to the public through case studies including radio, aviation, space exploration and genetics.

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In this wide-ranging survey, Bowler explores the phenomenon of futurology: predictions about the future development and impact of science and technology through the twentieth century. Bowler explores how conflict between technocrats and their critics was presented to the public through case studies including radio, aviation, space exploration and genetics.
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: progress or threat?; 2. The prophets: their backgrounds and ambitions; 3. How we'll live; 4. Where we'll live; 5. Communicating and computing; 6. Getting around; 7. Taking to the air; 8. Journey into space; 9. War; 10. Energy and environment; 11. Human nature; 12. Epilogue: Plus ca change?