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Civilized to death : the price of progress, Christopher Ryan

Label
Civilized to death : the price of progress
Title
Civilized to death
Title remainder
the price of progress
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Ryan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The New York Times bestselling coauthor of Sex at Dawn explores the ways in which "progress" has perverted the way we live: how we eat, learn, feel, mate, parent, communicate, work, and die. Most of us have instinctive evidence the world is ending-balmy December days, face-to-face conversation replaced with heads-to-screens zomboidism, a world at constant war, a political system in disarray. We hear some myths and lies so frequently that they feel like truths: Civilization is humankind's greatest accomplishment. Progress is undeniable. Count your blessings. You're lucky to be alive here and now. Well, maybe we are and maybe we aren't. Civilized to Death counters the idea that progress is inherently good, arguing that the "progress" defining our age is analogous to an advancing disease. Prehistoric life, of course, was not without serious dangers and disadvantages. Many babies died in infancy. A broken bone, infected wound, snakebite, or difficult pregnancy could be life-threatening. But ultimately, Ryan argues, were these pre-civilized dangers more murderous than modern scourges, such as car accidents, cancers, cardiovascular disease, and a technologically prolonged dying process' At a time when our ecology, our society, and our own sense of selves feels increasingly imperiled, an accurate understanding of our species' long prelude to civilization is vital to a clear sense of the ultimate value of civilization-and its costs. In Civilized to Death, Ryan makes the claim that we should start looking backwards to find our way into a better future
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ryan, Christopher
Dewey number
303.44
Index
index present
LC call number
HM891
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Progress
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Popular culture
  • HISTORY / Civilization
Label
Civilized to death : the price of progress, Christopher Ryan
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=238&titleId=2621189
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Epigraph; Introduction: Know Thy Species; Part I: Origin Stories; Chapter 1: What We Talk About When We Talk About Prehistory; Chapter 2: Civilization and Its Dissonance; Part II: Apocalypse Always (The NPP in the Present); Chapter 3: The Myth of the Savage Savage (Declaring War on Peace); Chapter 4: The Irrational Optimist; Part III: Reflections in an Ancient Mirror (Being Human); Chapter 5: The Naturalistic Fallacy Fallacy; Chapter 6: Born to Be Wild; Chapter 7: Raising Hell; Chapter 8: Turbulent Teens; Chapter 9: Anxious Adults
  • Part IV: A Prehistoric Path into the FutureChapter 10: All's Well That Ends Well; Chapter 11: In the Absence of the Sacred; Conclusion: A Necessary Utopia; Acknowledgments; About the Author; Notes and Further Reading; Index; Copyright
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (207 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781451659122
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D26A36B0-73BE-4525-A51B-E7021500450F
System control number
  • on1112426708
  • (OCoLC)1112426708
Label
Civilized to death : the price of progress, Christopher Ryan
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=238&titleId=2621189
Publication
Copyright
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Epigraph; Introduction: Know Thy Species; Part I: Origin Stories; Chapter 1: What We Talk About When We Talk About Prehistory; Chapter 2: Civilization and Its Dissonance; Part II: Apocalypse Always (The NPP in the Present); Chapter 3: The Myth of the Savage Savage (Declaring War on Peace); Chapter 4: The Irrational Optimist; Part III: Reflections in an Ancient Mirror (Being Human); Chapter 5: The Naturalistic Fallacy Fallacy; Chapter 6: Born to Be Wild; Chapter 7: Raising Hell; Chapter 8: Turbulent Teens; Chapter 9: Anxious Adults
  • Part IV: A Prehistoric Path into the FutureChapter 10: All's Well That Ends Well; Chapter 11: In the Absence of the Sacred; Conclusion: A Necessary Utopia; Acknowledgments; About the Author; Notes and Further Reading; Index; Copyright
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (207 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781451659122
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D26A36B0-73BE-4525-A51B-E7021500450F
System control number
  • on1112426708
  • (OCoLC)1112426708

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