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  • The Child to Comeby Rebekah Sheldon

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    Generation Anthropocene. Storms of My Grandchildren. Our Children’s Trust. Why do these and other attempts to imagine the planet’s uncertain future return us—again and again—to the image of the child? In The Child to Come , Rebekah Sheldon demonstrates the pervasive conjunction of the imperiled child and the threatened Earth and blisteringly critiques... more...

  • Utopian Frontiersby Drew Tapley

    Gildan Media Corporation 2013; US$ 20.00

    What if there was a secret city at work on finding answers to the survival of humanity? Technologies beyond your imagination. A city expanding, recruiting and evolving. There is no government, no money, no bosses, institutions, cars or roads; and age takes on new meaning. This "facity" is one big research product in and of itself, and nothing else... more...

  • Contested Futuresby Nik Brown; Brian Rappert

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    In a unique volume, Contested Futures brings together a group of scholars to examine the relationships between social action and the future. Rather than speculating upon what the future might bring, the volume interrogates the metaphors and practices through which the future is mobilized as an object of present day action and agency. The book shifts... more...

  • The Future: A Very Short Introductionby Jennifer M. Gidley

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 7.99

    Can we ever truly influence, predict, and direct our own futures? Are there multiple futures or only one awaiting us? Jennifer Gidley explains our innate fascination with the unknown future, and considers the role of the human consciousness in embracing multiple future possibilities, and creating a world of our choices. more...

  • Arts of Living on a Damaged Planetby Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing; Nils Bubandt; Elaine Gan; Heather Anne Swanson

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    Living on a damaged planet challenges who we are and where we live. This timely anthology calls on twenty eminent humanists and scientists to revitalize curiosity, observation, and transdisciplinary conversation about life on earth. As human-induced environmental change threatens multispecies livability, Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet puts... more...

  • Practical Utopiaby Michael Albert; Noam Chomsky

    PM Press 2017; US$ 9.99

    Michael Albert's latest work, Practical Utopia is a succinct and thoughtful discussion of ambitious goals and practical principles for creating a desirable society and includes a preface by Noam Chomsky more...

  • Foundations of Futures Studiesby Jose Valciukas

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Futures studies is a new field of inquiry involving systematic and explicit thinking about alternative futures. It aims to demystify the future, make possibilities for the future more known to us, and increase human control over the future. This book summarizes and expands contributions of futurists to the envisioning power and well-being of humanity.... more...

  • The Future Factorby Michael G. Zey

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    The Future Factor offers an inspiring, optimistic view of the human future. Sociologist Michael G. Zey shows how breathtaking innovations in fields such as biotechnology, computing, robotics, medicine, energy development and space technology are catapulting global society into a new era of abundance and prosperity. As the third millennium begins,... more...

  • Social Futures of Singapore Societyby David Chan

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2017; US$ 54.00 US$ 49.14

    After celebrating 50 years of independence, Singapore is focused on the question of what the future may bring. The future is neither predetermined nor random. How the chapter turns out will be affected by many economic and social forces, but much will also depend on how Singapore and Singaporeans choose to contribute to it. Singapore is likely to do... more...

  • What's Next?by Jim Al-Khalili

    Profile Books 2017; US$ 7.98

    Thought the science of the future was all hoverboards and space travel? Think again. Every day, scientists come up with the ingenious solutions and surprising discoveries that will define our future. So here, Jim Al-Khalili and his crack team of experts bin the crystal ball and use cutting-edge science to get a glimpse of what's in store. From... more...