Today's post is an excerpt from Dmitry Orlov's book, Shrinking the Technosphere: Getting a Grip on the Technologies …
– 384 pages
8 Inches × 9 Inches (w × h)
Weight: 818 Grams
BISAC: POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Pub. Date: 2012-07-01
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