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Work : a deep history, from the Stone Age to the age of robots / James Suzman.

Suzman, James, (author.).

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North Kansas City Public Library 331.09 SUZMAN 2021 (Text) 0001002433785 Nonfiction New Available -

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"First published in Great Britain by Bloomsbury Circus, part of the Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2020."--Title page verso.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Introduction: The economic problem -- In the beginning. To live is to work ; Idle hands and busy beaks ; Tools and skills ; Fire's other gifts -- The provident environment. "The original affluent society" ; Ghosts in the forest -- Toiling in the fields. Leaping off the edge ; Feasts and famines ; Time is money ; The first machines -- Creatures of the city. The bright lights ; The malady of infinite aspiration ; Top talent ; The death of a salaryman ; The new disease -- Conclusion.
Summary, etc.:
Work defines who we are; it determines our status, mediates our self-worth and molds our values. Suzman charts a grand history of "work" from the origins of life on Earth to our more automated present. Along the way he challenges some of our deepest assumptions about who we are, and argues that we are in the midst of a transformative point in history. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Work > History.
Genre: Instructional and educational works.

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