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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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kelly, Robert L
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization
  • Culture
  • Social history
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Civilization
  • Culture
  • Social history
  • Kultur
  • Sozialgeschichte
  • Zivilisation
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
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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
ocn960276363
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520966369
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 3afe9ab3-536f-43da-ba9e-3d9dde39f983
  • 22573/ctv1wpw9q
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960276363
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
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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
ocn960276363
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520966369
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 3afe9ab3-536f-43da-ba9e-3d9dde39f983
  • 22573/ctv1wpw9q
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960276363

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