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YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS | 14 April 2020 | Pre-order:

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A spellbinding book that will almost certainly make you reconsider what you thought was happening in and to the world, and then think again about where we might be heading."
—Juliette Powell, author of 33 Million People in the Room
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Slowdown is a new standard for visually understanding human history and social change. Using beautifully illustrated graphs, Danny Dorling provides a broad perspective on long-term social changes, the limits of growth, and widening inequalities, and emphasizes the importance of adapting to this slowdown."
—Tomoki Nakaya, author of The Atlas of Health Inequalities in Japan"
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Blinded by a cult of progress, many of us can't see the slowdown that Dorling makes clear. A true public intellectual, he shows that, if we survive, life will be slower--and possibly better."
—Paul Chatterton, author of Unlocking Sustainable Cities: A Manifesto for Real Change
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This challenging and provocative book casts a wide net as it finds evidence everywhere of slowing growth. Most notably in population and life expectancy, but also in economic living standards, the halcyon era of rapid growth lies in the past.”
—Robert J. Gordon, author of The Rise and Fall of American Growth
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Ever since Malthus, stories about the future have been stories of rapid growth. That’s what makes Danny Dorling’s Slowdown such a revelation. It challenges our vision of the future and our fundamental assumptions about the nature of change.”
—Alex Soojung Kim Pang, author of Shorter: Work Better, Smarter, and Less—Here’s How
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In this counterintuitive and eye-opening book, Dorling explodes the prevalent myth of acceleration and shows a beneficial slowdown is already happening—and needs to happen.”
—Vanessa Baird, New Internationalist
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Is the world spinning out of control? I thought so until I read Slowdown. Dorling's human vision of a slower, more stable future gave me new hope."
—William Powers, author of Hamlet's Blackberry 
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Dorling’s optimism is infectious as he brilliantly explores the huge challenges of a slowing pace of growth while the world transitions to a new ‘normal’ of stable and then shrinking populations.”
—Vicky Pryce, author of Women vs Capitalism