s book was rightly granted equal status with other contemporaneous work of considerable influence, such as the “Dialektik der Aufklärung” (“The Dialectics of Enlightenment”) by Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno and “Die Antiquiertheit des Menschen” (“The Outdatedness of Human Beings”) by Günther Anders. Incidentally, the influence Jünger's thinking exerted on the late Martin Heidegger´s philosophy of technology is not to be underestimated. Ecology and environmental protection became "left-wing" topics in the 1970s, and though Jünger's book still acted on its readers, it gradually fell out of favor with a broader public. The perfection of technology today awaits its rediscovery, which would always be rewarding. Jünger´s thoughts on Nietzsche run against the grain of what we take for granted in current Nietzsche studies. The detailed epilogue by Friedrich Georg Jünger´s biographer Andreas Geyer presents the book in its historical and intellectual context and shows its undiminished originality.'