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Future Studies

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Homo Deusby Yuval Noah Harari

    Random House 2016; US$ 12.68

    FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER SAPIENS Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus shows us where we're going. War is obsolete. You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict. Famine is disappearing. You are at more risk of obesity than starvation. Death is just a technical problem. Equality... more...

  • Homo Deusby Yuval Noah Harari

    HarperCollins 2016; 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...

  • Dark Age Americaby John Michael Greer

    New Society Publishers 2016; US$ 18.99

    Forget the comfortable platitudesthis is our most likely future. more...