The Axemaker’s Gift: Technology’s Capture and Control of Our Minds and Culture


by James Burke & Robert Ornstein

In this journey through human culture, historian James Burke and psychologist Robert Ornstein take a look at history, seeking to explain how the most innovative and brilliant animal ever could have both invented so much and landed us in the precarious spot we are in today, with resources shrinking, population ballooning, and the ecosystem in trouble.

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“A detailed, original and persuasive reading of cultural and intellectual history.”Los Angeles Times.
“A genuine tour de force.”San Francisco Chronicle.