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Interpretations and forecasts: 1922-1972; studies in literature, history, biography, technics, and contemporary society.

New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich [1973] .
ISBN 0151676801, 9780151676804

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Subjects Civilization, Modern.
Ensaio Norte Americano.
Description ix, 522 pages 25 cm
Copyright Date [1973]
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Contents part 1. New world horizons: The origins of the American mind -- Morning star: Emerson -- The golden day -- Melville: 'Moby Dick' -- Audubon: passionate naturalist -- Eakins: painter and moralist -- The Brown decades -- Emerson's journals -- Prelude to the present -- part 2. Personality and history: Jesus: primacy of the person -- Augustine: salvation by retreat -- Aquinas: cathedrals and scholasticism -- Bacon: science as technology -- Kepler: space-explorer -- Loyola: the gentleman as saint -- Hume: nihilistic atomism -- Rousseau: insurgent romanticism -- Darwin: mythology and ecology -- Marx: dialectic of revolution -- Morris: polytechnic creativity -- Spengler: dithyramb to doom -- part 3. Myth of the machine: Drama of the machines -- Utopia, the city, and the machine -- The first megamachine -- Mechanization of modern culture -- Technics and the future -- Standardization and choice -- Social consequences of atomic energy -- Leonardo's premonitions -- part 4. Miscarriages of civilization: The origins of war -- The uprising of Caliban -- Apology to Henry Adams -- The American way of death -- Post-historic man -- Revolt of the demons -- part 5. Transformations of man: Animal into human -- The mindfulness of man -- Archaic man -- World culture -- The human prospect -- The opening future -- The flowering of plants and men.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)636408
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WorldCat Identities Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990.
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