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Why Things Bite Back

Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences

Why Things Bite Back( )
Author: Tenner, Edward
ISBN:978-0-679-74756-7
Publication Date:Sep 1997
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Vintage
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $18.95
Book Description:

In this perceptive and provocative look at everything from computer software that requires faster processors and more support staff to antibiotics that breed resistant strains of bacteria, Edward Tenner offers a virtual encyclopedia of what he calls "revenge effects"--the unintended consequences of the mechanical, chemical, biological, and medical forms of ingenuity that have been hallmarks of the progressive, improvement-obsessed modern age. Tenner shows why our confidence in...
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Book Details
Pages:448
Detailed Subjects: Technology & Engineering / Social Aspects
Science / Environmental Science
Nature / Ecology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.23 x 7.99 x 0.91 Inches
Book Weight:0.888 Pounds



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