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The wonderful future that never was / Gregory Benford and the editors of Popular mechanics.

By: Benford, Gregory, 1941-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Hearst Books, c2010Description: 207 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781588168221; 1588168220.Other title: Popular mechanics, the wonderful future that never was [Dust jacket spine title:].Uniform titles: Popular mechanics magazine. | Popular mechanics (Chicago, Ill. : 1959) Subject(s): Technological forecasting | Inventions -- History -- 20th century | Twentieth century -- ForecastsDDC classification: Online resources: Publisher description
Contents:
The city of the future -- Home, sweet home of tomorrow -- Mind & word become far-reaching & universal -- Heavy water may prolong life -- Airships supersede battleships -- This unfinished world.
Summary: Reveals predictions made in "Popular Mechanics" magazine between 1903 and 1969 about what the future would hold! "Surrounded by wonders and a fast-evolving culture of innovation, it's just as chalenging today for us to imagine the next century as it must have been for our early 20th century colleagues to envision the fabled year 2000."-- P. 6.
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Science & Technology Studies Collection 001.18:93 BENFORD (Browse shelf) Available 2402582841

Includes indexes.

Dust jacket folds out into wall poster.

"The illustrations, text, and photographs in this volume previously appeared in Popular mechanics issues between 1903 and 1970"--Colophon.

"Flying cars, mail delivery by parachute, and other predictions from the past"--Dust jacket.

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