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Whole Earth Discipline

Author : Stewart Brand
ISBN : 1101483415
Genre : Science
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An icon of the environmental movement outlines a provocative approach for reclaiming our planet According to Stewart Brand, a lifelong environmentalist who sees everything in terms of solvable design problems, three profound transformations are under way on Earth right now. Climate change is real and is pushing us toward managing the planet as a whole. Urbanization?half the world?s population now lives in cities, and eighty percent will by midcentury?is altering humanity?s land impact and wealth. And biotechnology is becoming the world?s dominant engineering tool. In light of these changes, Brand suggests that environmentalists are going to have to reverse some longheld opinions and embrace tools that they have traditionally distrusted. Only a radical rethinking of traditional green pieties will allow us to forestall the cataclysmic deterioration of the earth?s resources. Whole Earth Discipline shatters a number of myths and presents counterintuitive observations on why cities are actually greener than countryside, how nuclear power is the future of energy, and why genetic engineering is the key to crop and land management. With a combination of scientific rigor and passionate advocacy, Brand shows us exactly where the sources of our dilemmas lie and offers a bold and inventive set of policies and solutions for creating a more sustainable society. In the end, says Brand, the environmental movement must become newly responsive to fast-moving science and take up the tools and discipline of engineering. We have to learn how to manage the planet?s global-scale natural infrastructure with as light a touch as possible and as much intervention as necessary.

Whole Earth

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ISBN : UOM:39015066095491
Genre : Appropriate technology
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Music Of The Whole Earth

Author : David Benedict Reck
ISBN : STANFORD:36105011409419
Genre : Music
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This extraordinary book explores the richness of sound, instruments, and music from the world's astonishing variety of cultural and musical traditions. David Reck is one of the few musical scholars to realize that music can be broken down into a few basic ideas, and to show how those ideas manifest themselves in disparate cultures. Here he discusses the similarities and differences between the Western oboe and the Indian shehnai , between our large orchestras and Bali's gamelans, between a Mozart symphony, a Japanese noh drama, and a Tibetan chant.Profusely illustrated with photographs, drawings, maps, diagrams, and even instructions on how to make one's own instruments, Music of the Whole Earth helps to narrow the gaps between audience and performer and between our own musical culture and that of other people. For anyone who has ever been puzzled by the unfamiliar strains of non-Western music, Music of the Whole Earth is the ideal answer--an exciting and accessible companion to the sounds of the world.

The Whole Earth Holiday Book

Author : Linda Polon
ISBN : 067316585X
Genre : Social Science
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Whole Earth Meditation

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ISBN : 093105589X
Genre : Religion
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From Counterculture To Cyberculture

Author : Fred Turner
ISBN : 9780226817439
Genre : Social Science
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In the early 1960s, computers haunted the American popular imagination. Bleak tools of the cold war, they embodied the rigid organization and mechanical conformity that made the military-industrial complex possible. But by the 1990s—and the dawn of the Internet—computers started to represent a very different kind of world: a collaborative and digital utopia modeled on the communal ideals of the hippies who so vehemently rebelled against the cold war establishment in the first place. From Counterculture to Cyberculture is the first book to explore this extraordinary and ironic transformation. Fred Turner here traces the previously untold story of a highly influential group of San Francisco Bay–area entrepreneurs: Stewart Brand and the Whole Earth network. Between 1968 and 1998, via such familiar venues as the National Book Award–winning Whole Earth Catalog, the computer conferencing system known as WELL, and, ultimately, the launch of the wildly successful Wired magazine, Brand and his colleagues brokered a long-running collaboration between San Francisco flower power and the emerging technological hub of Silicon Valley. Thanks to their vision, counterculturalists and technologists alike joined together to reimagine computers as tools for personal liberation, the building of virtual and decidedly alternative communities, and the exploration of bold new social frontiers. Shedding new light on how our networked culture came to be, this fascinating book reminds us that the distance between the Grateful Dead and Google, between Ken Kesey and the computer itself, is not as great as we might think.

Toward Life And The Whole Earth

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ISBN : UCSD:31822032135105
Genre : Marine sciences
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The Essential Whole Earth Catalog

Author : Stewart Brand
ISBN : 0385236417
Genre : Business & Economics
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Right Relationship

Author : Peter Brown
ISBN : 9781576758557
Genre : Business & Economics
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Our current economic system is unsustainable. Its fundamental elementsunlimited growth and endless wealth accumulationfly in the face of the fact that the Earths resources are clearly finite. The destructive effects of this denial of reality are wreaking havoc on our ecological and social systems. But what is the alternative? We need to go beyond simply fixing problems as they arise, or even as we anticipate them, and offer a comprehensive new economic model. It is a moral imperative.

The Whole Earth Geography Book

Author : Anthony D. Fredericks
ISBN : 0673386392
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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