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The Resource The fifth beginning : what six million years of human history can tell us about our future, Robert L. Kelly

The fifth beginning : what six million years of human history can tell us about our future, Robert L. Kelly

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The fifth beginning : what six million years of human history can tell us about our future
Title
The fifth beginning
Title remainder
what six million years of human history can tell us about our future
Statement of responsibility
Robert L. Kelly
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Fifth Beginning, archeologist Robert Kelly explains how the study of our cultural past can predict the future of humanity. In an eminently readable style, Kelly identifies four key pivot points in the six-million-year history of human development: the emergence of technology, culture, agriculture, and the state. In each example, the author examines the long-term processes that resulted in a definitive no-turning-back change for the organization of society. Kelly then looks ahead, giving us evidence for what he calls a fifth beginning, one that began about AD 1500. Some might call it 'globalization,' but the author places it in its larger context: a 5,000-year arms race, capitalism's global reach, and the cultural effects of a worldwide communication network. Kelly predicts the emergent phenomena of this fifth beginning will include the end of war as a viable way to resolve disputes, the end of capitalism as we know it, the widespread appearance of world citizenship, and forms of cooperation that end nation-states' near-sacred status. It's the end of life, as we have known it. However, this book and the author are cautiously optimistic: it dwells not on the coming chaos, but on humanity's great potential"--Provided by publisher
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Writing style
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10544424
Cataloging source
CU-S/DLC
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Kelly, Robert L
Dewey number
909
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Civilization
  • Culture
  • Social history
  • Civilization
  • Culture
  • Social history
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what six million years of human history can tell us about our future
Label
The fifth beginning : what six million years of human history can tell us about our future, Robert L. Kelly
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The end of the world as we know it -- How archaeologists think -- Sticks and stones : the beginning of technology -- Beads and stories : the beginning of culture -- Bread and beer : the beginning of agriculture -- Kings and chains : the beginning of the state -- Nothing lasts forever : the fifth beginning
Control code
1725350
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 149 pages
Isbn
9780520293120
Lccn
2016012935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780520293120
  • (OCoLC)945028315
Label
The fifth beginning : what six million years of human history can tell us about our future, Robert L. Kelly
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The end of the world as we know it -- How archaeologists think -- Sticks and stones : the beginning of technology -- Beads and stories : the beginning of culture -- Bread and beer : the beginning of agriculture -- Kings and chains : the beginning of the state -- Nothing lasts forever : the fifth beginning
Control code
1725350
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 149 pages
Isbn
9780520293120
Lccn
2016012935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780520293120
  • (OCoLC)945028315

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