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Wagar, W. Warren

Overview
Works: 38 works in 243 publications in 4 languages and 10,267 library holdings
Genres: Forecasts  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  History  Prophecies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: CB161, 901.9
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Most widely held works about W. Warren Wagar
 
Most widely held works by W. Warren Wagar
A short history of the future by W. Warren Wagar( Book )

23 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Good tidings; the belief in progress from Darwin to Marcuse by W. Warren Wagar( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science, faith, and man : European thought since 1914 by W. Warren Wagar( Book )

15 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

European intellectual history since Darwin and Marx : selected essays by W. Warren Wagar( Book )

17 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the European intellectual historian the period since 1870 falls into four phases: the positivist generation of the Seventies and Eighties, when the work of Darwin and Marx had reached full fruition; the anti-intellectualist generation of 1890-1914, in which Dilthey and Freud are representative figures; the age of the World Wars, which shattered faith in progress; and the contemporary period since 1945, a kind of ice age of the spirit, when even iconoclasm is démodé, and fresh departures are rare. Without exhausting the rich variety of thought during the past hundred years, each of the essays presented here takes a broad synoptic view of a major trend in the history of ideas, seen in the context of the times." [Author]
Building the city of man; outlines of a world civilization by W. Warren Wagar( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

H.G. Wells : traversing time by W. Warren Wagar( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The English writer Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) is one of the giants of science fiction. His early novels, The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds, invented a number of themes now classic in science fiction. But he also wrote mainstream novels, journalism, political tracts, a memoir, and purely didactic fiction designed to support his various causes. In this comprehensive new critical study, W. Warren Wagar traces Wells's obsession with the unfolding of public time - in short, with the history and future of humankind - to show the persisting and provocative relevance of Wells's work."--Jacket
H.G. Wells and the world state by W. Warren Wagar( Book )

19 editions published between 1961 and 1971 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The city of man : prophecies of a world civilization in twentieth-century thought by W. Warren Wagar( Book )

20 editions published between 1963 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and the idea of mankind by W Wager( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalism and prophecy, 1893-1946; an anthology by H. G Wells( Book )

11 editions published between 1964 and 1966 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terminal visions : the literature of last things by W. Warren Wagar( Book )

11 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Books in world history; a guide for teachers and students by W. Warren Wagar( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 380 world history books are listed in this annotated bibliography. The author's selections, critiques, and discussions of teaching history are based on the assumption that history is a subject that demands creative thought far more than it demands a prodigious memory. Chapter 1 lists and discusses books dealing with the nature of history and its role in education. A discussion of ten ways to structure world history courses follows: (1) the hand of providence, (2) what goes up must come down, (3) good tidings, (4) the golden thread, (5) the ages of man, (6) compare and contrast, (7) interaction, (8) great men, (9) great forces, and (10) the idea of mankind. Included are annotations of works using these approaches plus some books and journals that deal generally with teaching history. Chapter 2 lists and describes reference works, books on research and writing, multivolumed historical series, and journals. Remaining chapters survey the broad field of world history and list works that focus on the Ancient West, East and South Asia, Middle East, Africa, Australia, Latin America, and Europe. A separate chapter discusses history books that deal with the world since 1945. The final chapter provides a checklist of 75 basic books in world history, both scholarly and popular, with an index to their respective annotations. Bibliographic information for each entry includes prices and availability of the book in both hard cover and paperback. Some annotations contain a summary of the author's thesis along with the content description. Books especially suited for high school students are flagged. (Nd)
The idea of progress since the Renaissance by W. Warren Wagar( Book )

8 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The next three futures : paradigms of things to come by W. Warren Wagar( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verlagsinfo: Wagar pulls together all aspects of futures studies in this unique volume--comprising a vital introduction to, and defense of, the impressive array of futurist inquiry. The book examines how futurists think and work. It compares and analyzes their ideas on a wide range of topics, including the environment, politics, economics, war and peace, and sociocultural issues. Wagar also shows how the three ideological paradigms within the futures field, the technoliberal, the radical, and the countercultural, play a role in the study of the future. The organizing theme of this unique work by W. Warren Wagar is the way in which images of alternative futures are shaped by ideological differences in the present. Wagar identifies three principal camps of futurist thought: technoliberals, radicals, and counterculturalists. By far the largest group are the technoliberals--supporters of parliamentary democracy, civil liberties, free enterprise, and technological progress. Radicals occupy the Marxist and democratic-socialist Left, while counterculturalists espouse decentralist, eco-pacifist, and New Age values. The Next Three Futures pulls together all aspects of futures studies--comprising a vital introduction and outline of the many worlds of futurist inquiry. The book consists of two parts: the first an examination of how futurists think and work; the second a comparative and critical analysis of their ideas on a wide variety of topics. After a short prologue, the first chapter defines the scope and limitations of futures research, and discusses its chief methodologies. The next chapter gives a valuable intellectual history of futurism from its earliest origins, with special emphasis on the work of H.G. Wells. The idea of the ideological paradigm in futures studies is described in the third chapter. The following four chapters, making up part two, investigate the thinking of contemporary futurists on the environment, economic and political developments, war and peace, and societal/cultural issues. Wagar's epilogue considers the possibility that the technoliberal, radical, and countercultural futures may all lie ahead for humankind, but at different stages and times in the years to come. This highly readable volume will be of great value to students of futurism, futurists, political scientists, sociologists, economic forecasters, environmentalists, and anyone else fascinated by the study of the future
World views : a study in comparative history by W. Warren Wagar( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The open conspiracy : H.G. Wells on world revolution by H. G Wells( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

H.G. Wells, journalism and prophecy 1893-1946 : an anthology by H. G Wells( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breve historia del futuro by W. Warren Wagar( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in Spanish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illyu ŭi miraesa : 21-segi ŭi p'aguk kwa in'gan ŭi chŏnjin by W. Warren Wagar( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in Korean and Japanese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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H.G. Wells : traversing time
Alternative Names
W. Warren Wagar American historian

W. Warren Wagar Amerikaans historicus (1932-2004)

Wagar, W. Warren 1932-2004

Wagar, Walter Warren.

Wagar, Warren

Wagar, Warren 1932-2004

Wager, Walter Warren

와거, W. 워런

와거, 월터 워런

ウエイジャー, W. ウォレン

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H.G. Wells : traversing timeThe next three futures : paradigms of things to comeThe open conspiracy : H.G. Wells on world revolution