MODERN LIVING 1969: Lifestyles: The Whole Earth Catalogue

Missal for Mammals

LIFESTYLES Missal for Mammals

We are as gods and might as well get good at it.

That peremptory statement is the introduction to one of the year's most intriguing books, a $4 quarto-sized paperback that, mainly by word of mouth, has become an underground bestseller.

Gods do not make bricks, or build sun domes, or scramble for sassafras in the shrubbery of Central Park. But for people who do, or want to, the Whole Earth Catalog is an almost inexhaustible compendium. It is a sort of Sears, Roebuck-Consumer Report for the minorities of the cybernetic age—from activists who want to improve the...

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