The Transformations of Man. Lewis Mumford, Ruth Nanda Anshen.

The Transformations of Man

New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1956.

First Edition. Hardcover. 7 1/2" X 5 1/2". xviii, 249pp. Wear to price-clipped dust jacket with rubbing, creasing, and chipping to covers, corners, and edges. Sunning to spine of jacket. Bound in gray coth over boards with spine and front cover lettered in red and white. Light toning to boards and bumps to head and tail of spine. Toning to gutters of endpapers. Previous owner's name in ink to front paste down. Very occasional penciled underlining and notation to pages. Binding is sound.

This volume compares the 20th Century transformation of human life to the revolution which swept early man into the first civilized communities. It shows how each radical new stage of human development grew out of changes in human personality and consciousness, such as the invention of language and symbols, the origins of universal religions and the mechanization of everyday life. Despite the threat that the author foresees from an over-reliance on automation, the book maintains that humanity still has the means, spiritual, personal and technological to create a sustainable future for itself, by increasing the usefulness and freedom of all men.(Publisher). Good / Good. Item #9336

Price: $45.00