Future Shock
ISBN: 0553277375
EAN13: 9780553277371
Language: English
Pages: 576
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 7.00" L x 4.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Mass Market Paperbound
Publisher: Bantam
Book Overview
The best study of our times that I know. . . . Of all the books that I have read in the last 20 years, it is by far the one that has taught me the most.-- Le Figaro Future Shock is about the present. Future Shock is about what is happening today to people and groups who are overwhelmed by change. Change affects our products, communities, organizations--even our patterns of friendship and love. Future Shock vividly describes the emerging global civilization: tomorrow's family life, the rise of new businesses, subcultures, life-styles, and human relationships--all of them temporary. Future Shock illuminates the world of tomorrow by exploding countless clich's about today. Future Shock will intrigue, provoke, frighten, encourage, and, above all, change everyone who reads it. Praise for Future Shock Explosive . . . brilliantly formulated. -- The Wall Street Journal A spectacular outcrop of a formidable, organized intellectual effort. -- Manchester Guardian Revealing, exciting, encouraging, brilliant. -- The Christian Science Monitor Immensely readable. -- Newsweek Alvin Toffler has sent something of a shock-wave through Western society. -- London Daily Express To the elite . . . who often get committed to age-old institutions or material goals alone, let Toffler's Future Shock be a lesson and a warning. -- The Times of India