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The Resource A history of the future : prophets of progress from H.G. Wells to Isaac Asimov, Peter J. Bowler, Queen's University Belfast

A history of the future : prophets of progress from H.G. Wells to Isaac Asimov, Peter J. Bowler, Queen's University Belfast

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A history of the future : prophets of progress from H.G. Wells to Isaac Asimov
Title
A history of the future
Title remainder
prophets of progress from H.G. Wells to Isaac Asimov
Statement of responsibility
Peter J. Bowler, Queen's University Belfast
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this wide-ranging survey, Peter J. Bowler explores the phenomenon of futurology: predictions about the future development and impact of science and technology on society and culture in the twentieth century. Utilising science fiction, popular science literature and the novels of the literary elite, Bowler highlights contested responses to the potential for revolutionary social change brought about by real and imagined scientific innovations. Charting the effect of social and military developments on attitudes towards innovation in Europe and America, Bowler shows how conflict between the enthusiasm of technocrats and the pessimism of their critics was presented to the public in books, magazines and exhibitions, and on the radio and television. A series of case studies reveals the impact of technologies such as radio, aviation, space exploration and genetics, exploring rivalries between innovators and the often unexpected outcome of their efforts to produce mechanisms and machines that could change the world
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Bowler, Peter J.,
Dewey number
303.49
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Forecasting
  • Science fiction
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A history of the future : prophets of progress from H.G. Wells to Isaac Asimov, Peter J. Bowler, Queen's University Belfast
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 27 Nov 2017)
Contents
Introduction: progress or threat? -- The prophets: their backgrounds and ambitions -- How we'll live -- Where we'll live -- Communicating and computing -- Getting around -- Taking to the air -- Journey into space -- War -- Energy and environment -- Human nature -- Epilogue: plus ca change?
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CR9781316563045
Extent
1 online resource (x, 287 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316563045
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
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CR9781316563045
Label
A history of the future : prophets of progress from H.G. Wells to Isaac Asimov, Peter J. Bowler, Queen's University Belfast
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 27 Nov 2017)
Contents
Introduction: progress or threat? -- The prophets: their backgrounds and ambitions -- How we'll live -- Where we'll live -- Communicating and computing -- Getting around -- Taking to the air -- Journey into space -- War -- Energy and environment -- Human nature -- Epilogue: plus ca change?
Control code
CR9781316563045
Extent
1 online resource (x, 287 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316563045
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781316563045

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