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Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin USA
Publication date December 27, 2005
Pages 184
Binding Paperback
Edition 20 anv
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780143036531
ISBN-10 014303653X
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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Summary
Examines the ways in which television has transformed public discourse--in politics, education, religion, science, and elsewhere--into a form of entertainment that undermines exposition, explanation and knowledge, in a special anniversary edition of the classic critique of the influence of the mass media on a democratic society. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Amusing Ourselves to Death : Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman. Penguin Books, Inc.,1985

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780670804542
 
from Viking Pr (November 1, 1985)
9780670804542 | details & prices | List price $15.95
About: Examines the ways in which television has transformed public discourse--in politics, education, religion, science, and elsewhere--into a form of entertainment that undermines exposition, explanation and knowledge
Paperback
Book cover for 9780140094381 Book cover for 9780143036531
 
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20 anv edition from Penguin USA (December 27, 2005)
9780143036531 | details & prices | 184 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Examines the ways in which television has transformed public discourse--in politics, education, religion, science, and elsewhere--into a form of entertainment that undermines exposition, explanation and knowledge, in a special anniversary edition of the classic critique of the influence of the mass media on a democratic society.
from Viking Pr (November 1, 1986)
9780140094381 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $14.00
About: Examines the ways in which television has transformed public discourse--in politics, education, religion, science, and elsewhere--into a form of entertainment that undermines exposition, explanation and knowledge
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781441767363 Book cover for 9781441767387
 
With Jeff Riggenbach (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (October 20, 2010)
9781441767363 | details & prices | 6.75 × 6.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $49.00
About: In this eloquent and persuasive book, Neil Postman examines the deep and broad effects of television culture on the manner in which we conduct our public affairs, and how "entertainment values" have corrupted the very way we think.
With Jeff Riggenbach (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (October 20, 2010)
9781441767387 | details & prices | 5.50 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $19.95
About: In this eloquent and persuasive book, Neil Postman examines the deep and broad effects of television culture on the manner in which we conduct our public affairs, and how "entertainment values" have corrupted the very way we think.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780786104604
 
With Jeff Riggenbach (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (April 1, 1994)
9780786104604 | details & prices | 7.00 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $32.95
About: Examines the ways in which television has transformed public discourse--in politics, education, religion, science, and elsewhere--into a form of entertainment that undermines exposition, explanation, and knowledge.

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