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    The Wonderful Future That Never Was: Flying Cars, Mail Delivery by Parachute, and Other Predictions from the Past (Popular Mechanics) (Hardback) By (author) Gregory Benford, Edited by Popular Mechanics

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    DescriptionThis reveals the predictions made in "Popular Mechanics" magazine between 1903 and 1969 about what the future would hold! The forecasts range from ruefully funny to eerily prescient and optimistically utopian. Snippets culled from hundreds of articles, complete with the original, stunning retro art, will capture the imagination of futurists. Between 1903 and 1969, scientists and other experts made hundreds of predictions in "Popular Mechanics" magazine about what the future would hold. Their forecasts ranged from ruefully funny to eerily prescient and optimistically utopian. Here, the very best snippets culled from hundreds of articles, complete with the original, visually stunning retro art, will capture the imagination of futurists in the same way Jules Verne's writing did a century earlier. Every chapter features an introduction by astrophysics professor, science-fiction author and former NASA advisor Gregory Benford.


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    Title
    The Wonderful Future That Never Was
    Subtitle
    Flying Cars, Mail Delivery by Parachute, and Other Predictions from the Past
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gregory Benford, Edited by Popular Mechanics
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 198 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 771 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781588168221
    ISBN 10: 1588168220
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TEC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.9
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    DC22: 609
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: TBY
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16100
    BISAC V2.8: TEC056000, SCI034000, TEC057000
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 609
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A80210000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC037000
    B&T Approval Code: A30180000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A80130000
    LC classification: T174 .B453 2010
    Illustrations note
    full colour throughout, includes illustrations
    Publisher
    Sterling Publishing Co Inc
    Imprint name
    Hearst Communications
    Publication date
    05 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Gregory Benford is a two-time winner of the Nebula Award, a professor of physics at the University of California and has served as an advisor to the Department of Energy, NASA and the White House Council on Space Policy. He is the author of more than 20 novels and has won the John W. Campbell Award, the Australian Ditmar Award, the 1995 Lord Foundation Award for achievement in the sciences and the 1990 United Nations Medal in Literature.