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In this concluding volume of The Myth of the Machine, Mumford brings to a head his radical revisions of the stale popular conceptions of human and technological progress. Far from being an attack on science and technics, The Pentagon of Power seeks to establish a more organic social order based on technological resources. Index; photographs.
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Examines contemporary man's preoccupation with technology appraising mass production and automation and their by-products pollution, mass destruction, and waste.
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Book Description Secker & Warburg, UK, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good + +. First Edition. 'A seminal work - demonstrates how humankind has broken away from restraining codes and ideals to a commitment to ideology of the machine (Pentagon of Power) made up of 'progress, profit, productivity, property and publicity' with pleasure thrown in. This 'megamachine' is creating an ecological, cultural and personal world unlike any other'. Dj is faded and sl. scuffed, edges are a little grubby o/w tight, clean copy. Inscription on fep (neat). Clipped flap. Seller Inventory # 000932
Book Description SECKER & WARBURG, 1971. Hardback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR009982895