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  • Cosmic Societyby Peter Dickens; James S. Ormrod

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Space weaponry, satellite surveillance and communications, and private space travel are all means in which outer space is being humanized: incorporated into society?s projects. But what are the political implications of society not only being globalized, but becoming ?cosmic?? Our ideas about society have long affected, and been affected by,... more...

  • Green Utopianismby Karin Bradley; Johan Hedrén

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Utopian thought and experimental approaches to societal organization have been rare in the last decades of planning and politics. Instead, there is a widespread belief in ecological modernization, that sustainable societies can be created within the frame of the current global capitalist world order by taking small steps such as eco-labeling, urban... more...

  • Human Purpose and Transhuman Potentialby Ted Chu

    Origin Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    For millennia, great thinkers have contemplated the meaning and purpose of human existence; but while most assumed that humanity was the end point of creation or the pinnacle of evolution, Ted Chu makes the provocative claim that the human race may in fact be a means rather than an end?that humankind will give rise to evolutionary successors. In this... more...

  • Information Communication Technology and Social Transformationby Hugh F. Cline

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book argues that information communication technologies are not creating new forms of social structure, but rather altering long-standing institutions and amplifying existing trends of social change that have their origins in ancient times. Using a comparative historical perspective, it analyzes the applications of information communication technologies... more...

  • The Bounds of Liberalismby Neville Brown

    Sussex Academic Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    The central question at the heart of this consideration is how far the West may need to modify or extend the liberal philosophy that informs its responses to the multiple world crises it is currently addressing. The book provides a review of the strengths and weaknesses of a social liberalism that, broadly speaking, occupies the ground between the... more...

  • Brave New World Revisitedby Aldous Huxley

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 2.99

    When Aldous Huxley wrote his famous novel Brave New World , he did so with the sincere belief that the dystopian world he created was a true possibility given the direction of the social, political and economic world order. Written almost thirty years later, Brave New World Revisited is a re-evaluation of his predictions based on the changes he... more...

  • Cheating Deathby Marvin Cetron; Owen Davies

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    To live forever is one of man's oldest aspirations--and it might be become a reality. With advances in medicine and new gene research, human life span could extend into hundreds of years. But is this a good thing? "Cheating Death" examines every side of the dilemma of aging--from improvements in diet and medicine to the grander promises of science... more...

  • Collapsing Consciouslyby Carolyn Phd Baker; John Michael Greer

    North Atlantic Books 2013; US$ 19.95

    A collection of probing essays and weekly meditations, this book addresses how to prepare emotionally and spiritually for the impending collapse of industrial civilization. Author Carolyn Baker offers wisdom, inspiration, and a sense of spiritual purpose for anyone who is concerned about the daunting future humankind has created. The author's introduction... more...

  • Biomassby Shi Yuanchun

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 49.99

    Biomass, translated into English for the first time, introduced the world to China?s development of bioenergy in the turn of the 21 st century and proposed further development of bioenergy as well. Businessmen, scientists, and technicians alike who are interested in bioenergy will find a great deal of information within this book. more...

  • The Crash of 2016by Thom Hartmann

    Grand Central Publishing 2013; Not Available

    The United States is more vulnerable today than ever before-including during the Great Depression and the Civil War-because the pillars of democracy that once supported a booming middle class have been corrupted, and without them, America teeters on the verge of the next Great Crash. The United States is in the midst of an economic implosion... more...