English and French editions of “The End of the Megamachine” released


Fabian Scheidler’s book “The End of the Megamachine. A Brief History of a Failing Civilization“ has now been released in English by Zero Books. The French translation will be published by Les Éditions du Seuil on October 1st.

Spanning 5000 years of history, “The End of the Megamachine” provides a uniquely comprehensive picture of the roots of the destructive forces that are threatening the future of humankind today. The book includes an afterword about pandemics, the destruction of the biosphere and the limits to economic expansion.

The End of the Megamachine. A Brief History of a Failing Civilization
Zero Books, Winshester, UK/Washington, USA
ISBN 978-1-78904-271-9, UK £19,99, US $29,95











La Fin de la mégamachine
Sur les traces d’une civilisation en voie d’effondrement
Éditions du Seuil, Paris
EAN 9782021445602, 23.00 € TTC











– “The topic could not be more important. A very valuable and surely timely contribution.”—NOAM CHOMSKY
– “A fascinating new take on the parts of human history that got us where we are today.“—BILL MCKIBBEN
– “A must read for everyone rising against the system that is destroying life on earth and our future.”—VANDANA SHIVA, World Future Council
– “This book, a sensation in Germany when it was first published, challenges us to seek a new path for our and the planet’s survival.”—MAUDE BARLOW, Council of the Canadians