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The acceleration of history.

by Gerard Piel

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  • 10 Currently reading

Published by Knopf in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Civilization, Modern -- 1950-,
    • Science and civilization,
    • Technology and civilization,
    • United States -- Civilization -- 1970-

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsCB428 .P5
      The Physical Object
      Pagination369 p.
      Number of Pages369
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5760502M
      ISBN 100394473124
      LC Control Number71171118

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Humans have altered the planet's biogeochemical systems without consciously managing Great Acceleration explains the causes, consequences, and uncertainties of this massive uncontrolled.

The Great Acceleration is the dramatic continual and roughly simultaneous surge in growth rate across a large range of measures of human activity, first recorded in midth century and continuing to this day.

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The early history of accelerators can be traced from three separate roots. Each root is based on an idea for a different acceleration mechanism and all three originated in the twenties.

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