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  • Twilight of Abundanceby David Archibald

    Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 27.99

    Baby boomers enjoyed the most benign period in human history: fifty years of relative peace, cheap energy, plentiful grain supply, and a warming climate due to the highest solar activity for 8,000 years. The party is overprepare for the twilight of abundance. David Archibald reveals the grim future the world faces on its current trajectory: massive... more...

  • Biomassby Shi Yuanchun

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 54.99

    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...

  • Plotting the Futureby Kate Seaton

    Sid Harta Publishers 2013; US$ 9.99

    If it was asked of you to fix the world's economic problems, and you were given the power to do so, where would you start? If I then asked you to stop and seriously give it more than ten minutes thought, what would you change, and how would you do it? Every second of every day costs us millions of dollars without us doing anything because every... more...

  • Green Utopianismby Karin Bradley; Johan Hedrén

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Global Management, Local Resistancesby Ulrike Schuerkens

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This book originates from a research project involving extensive collection and analysis of primary and secondary materials (scholarly literature, statistical data, and interviews with key actors) on global management and local resistances in all major world regions during the last years. It seeks to assess the overall management situation in the world,... more...

  • Where Climate Is Headingby Climate Central

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 0.99

    A selection from the much-praised climate change primer  Global Weirdness, written by Climate Central, the nonprofit, nonpartisan source for all things climate-related: a straightforward, unbiased, peer-reviewed, roll-up-your-sleeves practical account of what we can expect from climate change in the future.  Over the last several decades, human greenhouse... more...

  • Love in the Age of Ecological Apocalypseby Carolyn Baker

    North Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 16.95

    Given the daunting, dire predicament in which we find ourselves on this planet, what is described by social critic James Howard Kunstler as a "Long Emergency" may in fact become a "Last Emergency" for humanity. Whether we encounter a "long" or a "last" emergency, Carolyn Baker seeks to offer inspiration and guidance for inhabiting our remaining days... more...

  • Predicting the Future in Science, Economics, and Politicsby F. W. Wayman; P. R. Williamson; S. Polachek

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    It is a puzzle that while academic research has increased in specialization, the important and complex problems facing humans urgently require a synthesis of understanding. This unique collaboration attempts to address such a problem by bringing together a host of prominent scholars from across the sciences to offer new insights into predicting the... more...

  • Superforecastingby Philip E. Tetlock; Dan Gardner

    Crown/Archetype 2015; US$ 17.00

    A  New York Times Bestseller An  Economist  Best Book of 2015 " The most important book on decision making since Daniel Kahneman's  Thinking, Fast and Slow . " — Jason Zweig,  The Wall Street Journal   Everyone would benefit from seeing further into the future, whether buying stocks, crafting policy, launching a new product, or simply... more...