UNBOUND: How Eight Technologies Made Us Human, Transformed Society, and Brought Our World to the Brink.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Arcade Publishing, (2015) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Humanity has been repeatedly transformed by certain key technologies, each of which has triggered a profound metamorphosis. . . The fabrication of weapons, the mastery of fire, and the technologies of clothing and shelter transformed the human body, enabling us to walk upright, shed our body hair, and migrate out of tropical Africa into temperate climates. Symbolic communication changed human evolution from a slow biological process into a fast cultural process. Food production transformed the relationship between humanity and the environment, and with technologies of interaction led to the birth of civilization. Precision machinery, developed to build accurate clocks, spawned the industrial revolution and the rise of nation-states; and in the next metamorphosis, the rise of digital technologies may well lead to the birth of a global civilization." INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in the year of publication, Photographs,notes, bibliography, index. xx, 376 pp.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.) Promotional bookmark laid in.