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Title:
The future and the past : life 100 years from now and 100 years ago
Author:
Gardner, Robert, 1929-
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Publication Information:
Englewood Cliffs, NJ : J. Messner, [1989]

©1989
Physical Description:
169 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary:
Examines social changes in the areas of family life, education, housing, work, fashion, communication, and health over the past 100 years and offers predictions for the future.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780671657420
Format :
Book

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Examines social changes in the areas of family life, education, housing, work, fashion, communication, and health over the past 100 years and offers predictions for the future.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-9-- The American middle-class past is covered in an entertaining style, but sections on the future are not as successful. The book is divided into chapters in which the past and then the future are assessed. Topics include family life and leisure, education, clothing and fashion; information is summarized and illustrated in lively language and with sufficient accuracy to meet the needs of junior-high readers. Information on the future is weak, depending upon current developments in computers, transportation, and robotics. The space colony ideas of the '60s and '70s are dealt with superficially, and the problems all solved. The triple threats of environmental decline, nuclear war, and poverty are brushed over optimistically and without alarm. As a social studies supplement, this book has assets for those interested in the past, and can be recommended for that use. Black-and-white photos appear throughout. --Elizabeth Morrissett, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.