"Explosive ... brilliantly formulated."
The Wall Street Journal
"A spectacular outcrop of a formidable, organized intellectual
"Packed with ideas, explanations, constructive suggestions ...
Revealing, exciting, encouraging, brilliant."
The Christian Science Monitor
"Alvin Toffler has sent something of a shock-wave through Western
London Daily Express
"The best study of our times that I know ... Of all the books
that I have read in the last 20 years, it is by far the one that has
taught me the most."
"To the elite ... who often get committed to age-old institutions
or material goals alone, let Toffler's Future Shock be a lesson and
The Times of India
"An American book that will ... reshape our thinking ... The
book is more than a book, and it will do more than send reviewers
raving ... It is a spectacular outcrop of a formidable, organized
intellectual effort ... For the first time in history scientists are
marrying the insights of artists, poets, dramatists, and novelists
to statistical analysis and operational research. The two cultures
have met and are being merged. Alvin Toffler is one of the first exhilarating,
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magnificent piece of work ... Toffler sweeps across space and time
to integrate an astonishing array of information -- from family life
to microbiology -- into a theory of history ... Lest anyone suspect
otherwise, this is a rave review."
"Toffler's vision is imperishable fresh ... an
indispensable road map for the present and the future."
"Will mesmerize readers,
and rightly so."
"Alvin Toffler ... has written another blockbuster... A powerful book."
has imagination and an ability to think of various future possibilities
by transcending prevailing values, assumptions and myths."
"Rich, stimulating and
basically optimistic ... Will unquestionably aid many to a greater
understanding of [today's] puzzling social changes."
Globe & Mail
"Destined to become another contemporary
classic like its predecessor Future Shock ... Toffler has again proven
that he is a master ... a unique author who in less than ten years
has produced two books that will become classics, both with fresh
ideas, clearly explained."
"Must reading for investors ... Understanding
the concepts and visions of this extraordinary book will be as important
... in the 1980s as Toffler's earlier seminal work, Future Shock,
was to understanding the 1970s."
"A detailed breathtakingly bold projection of
the social changes required if we are to survive ... Toffler's vision
of a democratic, self-sustaining utopia is a brave alternative to
recent grim warnings."
"An extraordinary synthesis ... Toffler is situated far
from all ideology and all scientific prophecy, which gives his a remarkable
point of view ... Read this book: It is invigorating."
"Once you have walked into his version of
the future, you may decide never again to whitewash some of the built-in
frailties of the real present."
"A seminal work destined to take its
place alongside those fictional crystal balls -- Orwell's 1984 and
Aldous Huxley's Brave New World ... Toffler is no small-scale thinker
... his book is bursting with ideas."
John Barkham Reviews
"Scholarly observers .. call his
synthesis 'original,' a 'grand tableau,' and 'courageous' ... [among]
information professionals ... none we have surveyed could think of
anyone else who has reached as far or emcompassed as much of the new
technologies and their impact."
"Unquestionably a major work -- highly entertaining
... The strengths of the book are its wide horizons, its ability to
synthesize, its riveting argument, its keen insight into new developments
and its courageous speculation."
Zurcher Zeitung, Zurich
"It's not very often that a
book comes along that shakes up your assumptions about the whole world
and how it works. Alvin Toffler's The Third Wave is that kind of book
... imaginative and ... brilliant."
guide to a bewildering present and a frightening future ... thought-provoking
on every page."
"[A] sweeping synthesis ... by placing the accelerated changes of
our current information age in the larger perspective of history,
Mr. Toffler helps us to face the future with less wariness and more
New York Times Book Review
"Thoroughly researched ... brilliantly reasoned ...
lucidly presented. This is exciting reading -- and vitally important."
"He has kept intact
the faculty of astonishment ... an enormous intellectual investment
... a ferocious energy ... a rare evidence of honesty."
"A true intellectual with
the style of a poet ... reshaping the consciousness that our epoch
takes of itself."
"Thoroughly researched ... brilliantly reasoned ... lucidly presented
... Powershift is a sophisticated synthesis ... that takes a breathtaking,
encyclopedic look at the future ... This is exciting reading - and
Will certainly have an impact, and a broadly positive one at that."
New Statesman and Society
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"Extraordinary ... a head-spinning glimpse of things to come."
look at possible future wars ... the Tofflers sketch a preventive
strategy for peace."
"Lucid and alarming ... Challenges many of the assumptions
of those policy makers who envisage a 'New World Order'."
San Francisco Chronicle
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"[An] influential manifesto."
"A slim anthology ... [that] became a best-seller."
The New Republic
framework for the information revolution."
"A look at how citizen empowerment can transcend
political parties and ideological loyalties."
"Succeeds in portraying the Third Wave
future as the welcome and natural result of human evolution."
Harvard Journal of Law & Technology