Piller, Charles,: The Fail-Safe Society: Community Defiance And the End of American Technological Optimism
Book Number: 0121527
University of California Press, Berkeley . Los Angeles . London, 1991. Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Paperback Edition. preface by author, source notes and index. Photographic paperback binding with brown and black coloured titles to the front panel and pale yellow and brown coloured titles to the back strip. Quoting David Dixon, Editor, New Scientist from the rear panel blurb, "An insightful analysis of the social and ethical dilemmas posed by recent developments in science and technology. The more society becomes aware that both of these activities carry costs as well as benefits, the more important it is to develop ways of making choices about new scientific and technological development in a democratic fashion. Learning to do this is likely to be one of the biggest political challenges of the twenty-first century." Minor creasing to the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. Very light age toning of the text block edges. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. , IX - XII, 240,  pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; NIMBY syndrome; United States; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 0520082028. ISBN/EAN: 9780520082021. Inventory No: 0121527.