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  • 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...

  • Change Here Nowby Adam Brock

    North Atlantic Books 2017; US$ 21.95

    Award-winning social entrepreneur and permaculturalist Adam Brock draws from ecology, sociology, community economics, social justice, and indigenous practices the world over to present more than eighty proven solutions for building healthy communities. Using the "pattern language" framework developed by architect Christopher Alexander and his colleagues... more...

  • The America Syndromeby Betsy Hartmann

    Seven Stories Press 2017; US$ 17.99

    Has apocalyptic thinking contributed to some of our nation's biggest problems—inequality, permanent war, and the despoiling of our natural resources? From the Puritans to the present, historian and public policy advocate Betsy Hartmann sheds light on a pervasive but—until now—invisible theme shaping the American mindset: apocalyptic thinking, or the... more...

  • Emergent Strategyby adrienne maree brown

    AK Press 2017; US$ 15.99

    Radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help to help us shape the futures we want. 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...

  • 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 Three Axial Agesby John Torpey

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 19.95

    How can historical developments and discoveries be used to affect future outcomes? Sociologist and historian John Torpey proposes that the “Axial Age,” a period in the first millennium BCE when major religious and intellectual developments emerged, can be used to directly affect present social problems, from economic inequality to ecological destruction.... more...

  • Eco-Nihilismby Wendy Lynne Lee

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 123.00

    Eco-Nihilism: The Philosophical Geopolitics of the Climate Change Apocalypse argues that there are no versions of conquest capital compatible with the fact of a finite planet, and that the pursuit of growth is destined to not only exhaust our planetary resources, but generate profound social injustice and geopolitical violence in its pursuit. more...

  • Homo Deusby Yuval Noah Harari

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 20.99

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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... more...

  • Climate Change (A Ladybird Expert Book)by HRH The Prince of Wales; Tony Juniper; Emily Shuckburgh

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 11.27

    Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Climate Change is a clear, simple and enlightening introduction to one of the most important issues facing our world today. From HRH The Prince of Wales, environmentalist Tony Juniper and climate scientist Dr Emily Shuckburgh, it explains the history, dangers and challenges of global warming and explores... more...