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A Short History Of The Future

Author : W. Warren Wagar
ISBN : 0226869032
Genre : Social Science
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Narrated by a far-future historian, Peter Jensen leaves an account of the world from the 1990s to the opening of the 23rd century as a gift to his granddaughter. A combination of fiction and scholarship, this third edition of Wagar's speculative history of the future alternates between descriptions of world events and intimate glimpses of this historian's family into the first centuries of the new millennium.

A Brief History Of The Future

Author : Jacques Attali
ISBN : 9781628721331
Genre : Political Science
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What will planet Earth be like in twenty years? At mid-century? In the year 2100? Prescient and convincing, this book is a must-read for anyone concerned about the future. Never has the world offered more promise for the future and been more fraught with dangers. Attali anticipates an unraveling of American hegemony as transnational corporations sever the ties linking free enterprise to democracy. World tensions will be primed for horrific warfare for resources and dominance. The ultimate question is: Will we leave our children and grandchildren a world that is not only viable but better, or in this nuclear world bequeath to them a planet that will be a living hell? Either way, he warns, the time to act is now.

A Short History Of The Future

Author : Colin Mason
ISBN : 9781136572883
Genre : Business & Economics
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Has the future a future? Are we bringing history to an end? Observing any one of several individual but critical trends suggests that, without rapid and positive action, history may have only a very short way to run. Whether it is the growth of world population, of greenhouse gas concentrations and the accelerating rate of climate change, the running down of oil and natural gas reserves, growing shortages of fresh water for agriculture, industry and domestic use, or the increasing difficulty in controlling epidemic diseases we are facing a mounting global crisis that will peak in less than a generation, around the year 2030. Taken together, these trends point to a potentially apocalyptic period, if not for the planet itself then certainly for human societies and for humankind. In this compelling book, and update to The 2030 Spike, Colin Mason explains in clear and irrefutable terms what is going on largely below the surface of our daily or weekly news bulletins. The picture he paints is stark, and yet it is not bleak. Being forewarned, we are forearmed, and he draws on his own extensive political experience to describe how much we can do as individuals, and above all collectively, not merely to avert crisis but to engineer thoroughgoing change that can usher in genuinely sustainable and valuable alternatives to the way we live now.

A Short History Of The Future

Author : Colin J. Mason
ISBN : 184977031X
Genre : Business & Economics
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'This is a bold thought-provoking and ultimately rewarding book well-researched full of ideas? and thus a good all-round primer on the state of the planet' BBC WILDLIFE 'An impressive tour of our current world: from sexual slavery to sailing ships from malaria to microcredits from nanotechnology to neopaganism all the horrors and promises of our troubled Zeitgeist seem to be reflected here' RESURGENCE 'Is this a book you can afford to ignore? ... only the foolhardy would surely dare leave it unread on the shelf' INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS Has the future a future? Are we bringing history to an.

A Short History Of The Future

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ISBN : UCAL:B3877055
Genre : Prophecies
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A Short History Of The Future

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Anticipations A Short History Of The Future

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ISBN : 0950154547
Genre : Science fiction
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A Short History Of St Bartholomew S Hospital

Author : D'Arcy Power
ISBN : 139024248X
Genre : Reference
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Excerpt from A Short History of St. Bartholomew's Hospital: Past and Present; The Future; 1123-1923 From a fifteenth-century manuscript in the British Museum (harleian ms. 2169, f. 32) About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Famine

Author : Cormac O Grada
ISBN : 9780691147970
Genre : Business & Economics
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"O Grada explores the causes and profound consequences of famine over the past five millennia ... He enriches our understanding of the most crucial and far-reaching aspects of famine; how food markets can mitigate famine or make it worse; famine's long-term demographic consequences; and the successes or failures of globalized disaster relief. O Grada demonstrates the central role famine has played in the economic and political histories of places"--From publisher description.

Fumbling The Future

Author : Douglas K. Smith
ISBN : 9781475916607
Genre : Business & Economics
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Ask consumers and users what names they associate with the multibillion dollar personal computer market, and they will answer IBM, Apple, Tandy, or Lotus. The more knowledgable of them will add the likes of Microsoft, Ashton-Tate, Compaq, and Borland. But no one will say Xerox. Fifteen years after it invented personal computing, Xerox still means "copy." Fumbling the Future tells how one of America's leading corporations invented the technology for one of the fastest-growing products of recent times, then miscalculated and mishandled the opportunity to fully exploit it. It is a classic story of how innovation can fare within large corporate structures, the real-life odyssey of what can happen to an idea as it travels from inspiration to implementation. More than anything, Fumbling the Future is a tale of human beings whose talents, hopes, fears, habits, and prejudices determine the fate of our largest organizations and of our best ideas. In an era in which technological creativity and economic change are so critical to the competitiveness of the American economy, Fumbling the Future is a parable for our times.

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