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  • Knowing our futureby Michael Lee

    Infinite Ideas 2012; US$ 16.00

    The received conventional wisdom within the global futurist community is that the future is unknowable. Knowing our future outlines a full theory of how knowable the future really is. Using case studies of prescient predictions of the social future from the time of the French Revolution through to the present Michael Lee argues that there are sound... more...

  • Scatter, Adapt, and Rememberby Annalee Newitz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.00

    In its 4.5 billion?year history, life on Earth has been almost erased at least half a dozen times: shattered by asteroid impacts, entombed in ice, smothered by methane, and torn apart by unfathomably powerful megavolcanoes. And we know that another global disaster is eventually headed our way. Can we survive it? How? As a species, Homo sapiens... more...

  • Destination 2050by Peter Ellyard

    TPNTXT 2013; US$ 12.99

    Humanity now recognises that it lives on a shared planetary home with a shared future and it is interconnected by everincreasing levels of interdependence. It is journeying towards a single integrated interdependent global society driven by the collective forces of globalisation, tribalisation and technological interconnectivity. This society will... more...

  • Pioneering the Possibleby Scilla Elworthy; Desmond Tutu; Andrew Harvey

    North Atlantic Books 2014; US$ 19.95

    Three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Scilla Elworthy, a realist with 40 years' experience at the sharp end of politics and conflict, presents a bold but realistic vision for the future in Pioneering the Possible . Human beings worldwide are anxious, afraid for their children's futures, dissatisfied by their lives, but unsure what to do. Our global... more...

  • Superforecastingby Philip Tetlock; Dan Gardner

    Random House 2015; US$ 12.68

    What if we could improve our ability to predict the future? Everything we do involves forecasts about how the future will unfold. Whether buying a new house or changing job, designing a new product or getting married, our decisions are governed by implicit predictions of how things are likely to turn out. The problem is, we're not very good at... more...

  • Small is Powerfulby Adam Lent

    Random House 2016; US$ 18.32

    Humanity started small. Where did we get the idea big is better? The establishment promote big business, big government or big culture, more often than not, all three. In Small is Powerful Adam Lent reveals how our faith in big was manufactured in the 1900s ? by a group of powerful business leaders, politicians and thinkers ?and gripped the... more...

  • Homo Deusby Yuval Noah Harari

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 20.99

    Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens , returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity?s future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods. Over the past century humankind has managed to do the impossible and... more...

  • You Can Change the Worldby Ervin Laszlo; Mikhail Gorbachev; Masami Saionji

    SelectBooks, Inc. 2003; US$ 9.99

    You Can Change the World: The Global Citizen's Handbook for Living on Planet Earth should be required reading for anyone who cares about the future of the planet. Written by renowned scientist, futurist and Club of Budapest founder Ervin Laszlo, You Can Change the World answers two pertinent questions-first, what is at the root of all the conflict... more...