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  1. Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future
    Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future
    Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future
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  2. Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future

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Enormous skyscrapers will house residents and workers who happily go "for weeks" without setting foot on the ground. Streamlined, "hurricane-proof" houses will pivot on their foundations like weather vanes. The family car will turn into an airplane so easily that "a woman can do it in five minutes." Our wars will be fought by robots. And our living room furniture―waterproof, of course―will clean up with a squirt from the garden hose.

In Yesterday's Tomorrows Joseph J. Corn and Brian Horrigan explore the future as Americans earlier in the last century expected it to happen. Filled with vivid color images and lively text, the book is eloquent testimony to the confidence―and, at times, the naive faith―Americans have had in science and technology. The future that emerges here, the authors conclude, is one in which technology changes, but society and politics usually do not.

The authors draw on a wide variety of sources―popular-science magazines, science fiction, world fair exhibits, films, advertisements, and plans for things only dreamed of. From Jules Verne to the Jetsons, from a 500-passenger flying wing to an anti-aircraft flying buzz-saw, the vision of the future as seen through the eyes of the past demonstrates the play of the American imagination on the canvas of the future.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Joseph J Corn
EAN
9780801853999
Edition
Reprint
Feature
Yesterday s Tomorrows Past Visions of the American Future
ISBN
0801853990
IsEligibleForTradeIn
1
Label
Johns Hopkins University Press
Manufacturer
Johns Hopkins University Press
MPN
166 b&w/colour illustrations
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
157
PartNumber
166 b&w/colour illustrations
PublicationDate
1996-05-15
Publisher
Johns Hopkins University Press
Studio
Johns Hopkins University Press
ReleaseDate
0000-00-00
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