Franklin

The pentagon of power / by Lewis Mumford.

Author/Creator:
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990 author.
Edition:
1st edition
Publication:
New York : Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1970 , ©1970
Series:
Myth of the machine ; v. 2.
The myth of the machine ; [v. 2]
Format/Description:
Book
496 pages, 32 pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Technology and civilization
Technological innovations -- Social aspects.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) New York (City).
Summary:
Examines contemporary man's preoccupation with technology, appraising mass production and automation and their by-products including pollution, mass destruction, and waste.
Contents:
New explorations, new worlds
Return of the sun god
Political absolutism and regimentation
Science as technology
The polytechnic tradition
Mass production and human automation
Progress as 'science fiction'
The nucleation of power
The new megamachine
The megatechnic wasteland
Promises, bribes, threats
Demoralization and insurgence
The new organum
Epilogue: The advancement of life.
Notes:
"Copyright ©1964, 1970 by Lewis Mumford"--verso of title page.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-469) and index.
Local notes:
RBC copy is Book of the Month Club Selection.
Kislak Center copy gifted by Dr. Mark B. Adams in 2018.
Kislak Center copy retains dust jacket.
Penn Provenance:
Havas, Peter (donor) (RBC copy)
Adams, Mark B., (former owner) (Adams copy)
Penn Chronology:
1970
Contributor:
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990.
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, publisher.
Mark B. Adams Emergence of Modern Science Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
OCLC:
170006
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