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In this timely and incisive work, Nicols Fox examines contemporary resistance to technology and places it in a surprising historical context. She brilliantly illuminates the rich but oftentimes unrecognized literary and philosophical tradition that has existed for nearly two centuries, since the first Luddites lifted their sledgehammers in protest against the Industrial Revolution.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781559637190
ISBN-10: 1559637196
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Pages: 424
Imprint: Shearwater Books,US
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Nicols Fox

Nicols Fox, an independent journalist for more than twenty years, has written on subjects ranging from emerging pathogens to the nature of laughter. She is author of Spoiled: Why Our Food is Making Us Sick (Basic Books, 1997), It Was Probably Something You Are (Penguin, 1999) and Alone Together (Pond Press, 2002).