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James Martin, one of the world's most widely respected authorities on the impact of technology on society, argues that we are living at a turning point in human history. 'We are travelling at breakneck speed into an era of extremes - extremes of wealth and poverty, extremes in technology, extremes in globalization. If we are to survive, we must learn how to manage them all.' Although we face huge challenges and conflicts, Martin argues that it is in the scientific breakthroughs of the new century that we will find new hope. In a clear, penetrating and insightful style he addresses the key questions of our age and proposes an interconnected set of solutions to its problems.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781903919866
ISBN-10: 190391986X
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 127mm x 35mm)
Pages: 544
Imprint: Eden Project Books
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 7-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - James Martin

James Martin was born in Leicestershire, studied physics at Oxford, served in the British Army and then joined IBM in Paris as a systems engineer. He lectures all over the world and has written extensively on management and technology. Alongside his Litt.D from Oxford University, he has honorary doctorates from all six continents. And in 2007 James Martin became a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science.

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