Future Shock (Mass Market Paperbound)

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"The best study of our times that I know. . . . Of all the books that I have read in the last 20 years, it is by far the one that has taught me the most."--Le Figaro

Future Shock is about the present. Future Shock is about what is happening today to people and groups who are overwhelmed by change. Change affects our products, communities, organizations--even our patterns of friendship and love.

Future Shock vividly describes the emerging global civilization: tomorrow's family life, the rise of new businesses, subcultures, life-styles, and human relationships--all of them temporary.

Future Shock illuminates the world of tomorrow by exploding countless cliches about today.

Future Shock will intrigue, provoke, frighten, encourage, and, above all, change everyone who reads it.

Praise for Future Shock

"Explosive . . . brilliantly formulated."--The Wall Street Journal

"A spectacular outcrop of a formidable, organized intellectual effort."--Manchester Guardian

"Revealing, exciting, encouraging, brilliant."--The Christian Science Monitor

"Immensely readable."--Newsweek

"Alvin Toffler has sent something of a shock-wave through Western society."--London Daily Express

"To the elite . . . who often get committed to age-old institutions or material goals alone, let Toffler's Future Shock be a lesson and a warning."--The Times of India

About the Author

Alvin Toffler (1928-2016) was an American writer and futurist whose list of bestselling books includes Future Shock, The Third Wave, and Powershift. He was a cofounder of Toffler Associates, a consulting firm for companies and governments worldwide on advances in economics, technology, and social change. In France, where his work won the prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger (Best Foreign Book Prize), Alvin was named an Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9780553277371
ISBN-10: 0553277375
Publisher: Bantam
Publication Date: June 1st, 1984
Pages: 576
Language: English