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Gabriel Zaid
A Chronology of Progress

(Cronología del progreso)

Literary Non-Fiction

  • Published: 01/04/2016
  • ISBN: 9786073141093
  • 208 pages

An exhaustive compendium of human developments that puts forth a positive vision of the future, while offering a panoramic view of the evolution of the cosmos.   Progress is every innovation that is favorable to human life, whether in the physical, biological or cultural world; whether theoretical or practical, individual or social. It is more than a series of inventions and discoveries, and not merely the big historical milestones: it includes shorthand and vaccines, but not the atomic bomb. Progress is also the Song of Songs, the Defense of Socrates, and the music of Bach; it is the Big Bang, the evolution of the species, gastronomy, the wheel, the alphabet, the printing press, women’s suffrage, human rights, the Moon landing, environmental awareness, the Internet, cell phones, and microcredits.

About the author

MEXICO Gabriel Zaid (Monterrey, 1934) Internationally known as a non-fiction writer and a historian, he is one of the most important intellectuals in the Mexican literary panorama.

Other Books: Reloj de sol, La poesía en la práctica, Leer poesía, Los demasiados libros, Cómo leer en bicicleta, El progreso improductivo, La economía presidencial, Empresarios oprimidos, De los libros al poder, Dinero para la cultura and El secreto de la fama .