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Product Description: Anthropology has a critical, practical role to play in contemporary debates about futures. This game-changing new book presents new ways of conceptualising how to engage with a future-oriented research agenda, demonstrating how anthropologists can approach futures both theoretically and practically, and introducing a set of innovative research methods to tackle this field of research...read more
By Johannes Sjoberg (editor)

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9781474264884 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 20, 2017, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: Anthropology has a critical, practical role to play in contemporary debates about futures.

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9781474264877 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 20, 2017, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Anthropology has a critical, practical role to play in contemporary debates about futures.

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Product Description: Inspired by Octavia Butler's explorations of our human relationship to change, Emergent Strategy is radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help designed to shape the futures we want to live. Change is constant. The world is in a continual state of flux...read more

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9781849352604 | A K Pr Distribution, February 14, 2017, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Inspired by Octavia Butler's explorations of our human relationship to change, Emergent Strategy is radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help designed to shape the futures we want to live.

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Product Description: From the beginning of time, humans have been driven by both a fear of the unknown and a curiosity to know. We have always yearned to know what lies ahead, whether threat or safety, scarcity or abundance. Throughout human history, our forebears tried to create certainty in the unknown, by seeking to influence outcomes with sacrifices to gods, preparing for the unexpected with advice from oracles, and by reading the stars through astrology...read more

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9780198735281 | Oxford Univ Pr, February 1, 2017, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: From the beginning of time, humans have been driven by both a fear of the unknown and a curiosity to know.

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Product Description: The gripping and revelatory story of the dramatic race to merge the human brain with machinesLeading neuroscience researchers are racing to unlock the secrets of the mind. On the cusp of decoding brain signals that govern motor skills, they are developing miraculous technologies that will enable paraplegics and wounded soldiers to move prosthetic limbs and will give all of us the power to manipulate computers and other objects through thought alone...read more

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9780374139841 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, October 20, 2015, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Leading neuroscience researchers are racing to unlock the secrets of the mind.

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9780374536411 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, October 11, 2016, cover price $19.00 | About this edition: The gripping and revelatory story of the dramatic race to merge the human brain with machinesLeading neuroscience researchers are racing to unlock the secrets of the mind.

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9781511311854 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, October 11, 2016), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: The gripping and revelatory story of the dramatic race to merge the human brain with machinesLeading neuroscience researchers are racing to unlock the secrets of the mind.
9781511311847 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, October 11, 2016), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: The gripping and revelatory story of the dramatic race to merge the human brain with machinesLeading neuroscience researchers are racing to unlock the secrets of the mind.
9781511311816 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, October 20, 2015), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: The gripping and revelatory story of the dramatic race to merge the human brain with machinesLeading neuroscience researchers are racing to unlock the secrets of the mind.

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Product Description: The gripping and revelatory story of the dramatic race to merge the human brain with machinesLeading neuroscience researchers are racing to unlock the secrets of the mind. On the cusp of decoding brain signals that govern motor skills, they are developing miraculous technologies to enable paraplegics and wounded soldiers to move prosthetic limbs, and the rest of us to manipulate computers and other objects through thought alone...read more
By Patrick Lawlor (narrator)

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9781511311823 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, October 20, 2015), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: The gripping and revelatory story of the dramatic race to merge the human brain with machinesLeading neuroscience researchers are racing to unlock the secrets of the mind.

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Product Description: A major new manifesto for the end of capitalismNeoliberalism isn’t working. Austerity is forcing millions into poverty and many more into precarious work, while the left remains trapped in stagnant political practices that offer no respite...read more

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9781784786229 | Verso Books, October 4, 2016, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: A major new manifesto for the end of capitalismNeoliberalism isn’t working.
9781784780968 | Verso Books, November 17, 2015, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: A major new manifesto for a high-tech future free from workNeoliberalism isn’t working.

A New York Times BestsellerAn 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 planning the week’s meals. Unfortunately, people tend to be terrible forecasters. As Wharton professor Philip Tetlock showed in a landmark 2005 study, even experts’ predictions are only slightly better than chance. However, an important and underreported conclusion of that study was that some experts do have real foresight, and Tetlock has spent the past decade trying to figure out why. What makes some people so good? And can this talent be taught?   In Superforecasting, Tetlock and coauthor Dan Gardner offer a masterwork on prediction, drawing on decades of research and the results of a massive, government-funded forecasting tournament. The Good Judgment Project involves tens of thousands of ordinary people—including a Brooklyn filmmaker, a retired pipe installer, and a former ballroom dancer—who set out to forecast global events. Some of the volunteers have turned out to be astonishingly good. They’ve beaten other benchmarks, competitors, and prediction markets. They’ve even beaten the collective judgment of intelligence analysts with access to classified information. They are "superforecasters."   In this groundbreaking and accessible book, Tetlock and Gardner show us how we can learn from this elite group. Weaving together stories of forecasting successes (the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound) and failures (the Bay of Pigs) and interviews with a range of high-level decision makers, from David Petraeus to Robert Rubin, they show that good forecasting doesn’t require powerful computers or arcane methods. It involves gathering evidence from a variety of sources, thinking probabilistically, working in teams, keeping score, and being willing to admit error and change course. Superforecasting offers the first demonstrably effective way to improve our ability to predict the future—whether in business, finance, politics, international affairs, or daily life—and is destined to become a modern classic.

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9780804136693 | Crown Pub, September 29, 2015, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: A New York Times BestsellerAn Economist Best Book of 2015"The most important book on decision making since Daniel Kahneman's Thinking, Fast and Slow.

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9780804136716 | Broadway Books, September 13, 2016, cover price $17.00

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9781101923962 | Unabridged edition (Random House, September 15, 2015), cover price $40.00

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Product Description: After decades of missed opportunities, the door to a sustainable future has closed, and the future we face now is one in which today's industrial civilization unravels in the face of uncontrolled climate change and resource depletion...read more

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9780865718333 | New Society Pub, September 13, 2016, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: After decades of missed opportunities, the door to a sustainable future has closed, and the future we face now is one in which today's industrial civilization unravels in the face of uncontrolled climate change and resource depletion.

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Product Description: Deniers of climate change sometimes quip that claims about global warming are more about political science than climate science. They are wrong on the science, but may be right with respect to its political implications. A hotter world, writes Andrew Guzman, will bring unprecedented migrations, famine, war, and disease...read more
By Fleet Cooper (narrator)

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9781531815806 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, August 9, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: Deniers of climate change sometimes quip that claims about global warming are more about political science than climate science.

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Product Description: Infused with visionary power, Sacred America, Sacred World is a manifesto for our country’s evolution that is both political and deeply spiritual. It offers profound hope that America can grow beyond our current challenges and manifest our noblest destiny, which the book shows is rooted in sacred principles that transcend left or right political views...read more
By Marianne Williamson (foreword by)

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9781571747440 | Hampton Roads Pub Co Inc, July 5, 2016, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Infused with visionary power, Sacred America, Sacred World is a manifesto for our country’s evolution that is both political and deeply spiritual.

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Product Description: To most, the collapse of modern civilization is the stuff of fiction. Yet, science confirms that misuse of technology and environmental abuse places our world in grave danger of ruin. The World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity places our civilization on a collision course...read more

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9781412862707 | Transaction Pub, June 30, 2016, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: To most, the collapse of modern civilization is the stuff of fiction.

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9781412863230 | Transaction Pub, June 30, 2016, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: To most, the collapse of modern civilization is the stuff of fiction.

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Product Description: New York Times bestselling author Chuck Klosterman asks questions that are profound in their simplicity: How certain are we about our understanding of gravity? How certain are we about our understanding of time? What will be the defining memory of rock music, five hundred years from today? How seriously should we view the content of our dreams? How seriously should we view the content of television? Are all sports destined for extinction? Is it possible that the greatest artist of our era is currently unknown (or—weirder still—widely known, but entirely disrespected)? Is it possible that we “overrate” democracy? And perhaps most disturbing, is it possible that we’ve reached the end of knowledge?Klosterman visualizes the contemporary world as it will appear to those who'll perceive it as the distant past...read more

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9780451484871 | Unabridged edition (Penguin/Highbridge, June 7, 2016), cover price $40.00 | About this edition: New York Times bestselling author Chuck Klosterman asks questions that are profound in their simplicity: How certain are we about our understanding of gravity?

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Product Description: New York Times bestselling author Chuck Klosterman asks questions that are profound in their simplicity: How certain are we about our understanding of gravity? How certain are we about our understanding of time? What will be the defining memory of rock music, five hundred years from today? How seriously should we view the content of our dreams? How seriously should we view the content of television? Are all sports destined for extinction? Is it possible that the greatest artist of our era is currently unknown (or—weirder still—widely known, but entirely disrespected)? Is it possible that we “overrate” democracy? And perhaps most disturbing, is it possible that we’ve reached the end of knowledge?Klosterman visualizes the contemporary world as it will appear to those who'll perceive it as the distant past...read more

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9780399184123 | Blue Rider Pr, June 7, 2016, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: New York Times bestselling author Chuck Klosterman asks questions that are profound in their simplicity: How certain are we about our understanding of gravity?

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Product Description: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER From the author of the international bestseller THE AGE OF THE UNTHINKABLE comes a powerful new story of revolution and riches in a connected age.Endless terror. Refugee waves. An unfixable global economy...read more

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9780316285063 | Little Brown & Co, May 17, 2016, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWASHINGTON POST BESTSELLERFrom the author of the international bestseller THE AGE OF THE UNTHINKABLE comes a powerful new story of revolution and riches in a connected age.

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9780316395052 | Little Brown & Co, May 31, 2016, cover price $17.99

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9781478909101 | Unabridged edition (Hachette Audio, June 21, 2016), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER From the author of the international bestseller THE AGE OF THE UNTHINKABLE comes a powerful new story of revolution and riches in a connected age.

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Product Description: Innovation is a necessity in a changing world. But what kind of innovation? 'Sustaining innovation' props up and temporarily fixes structures and processes that are failing-but does little for the longer term. 'Disruptive innovation' shakes things up in a way that can be welcome in the commercial sector, but is seldom wanted elsewhere...read more

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9781911193005 | Triarchy Pr, May 30, 2016, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Innovation is a necessity in a changing world.

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Product Description: Most of the significant change that's happening in the world, usually 'under the radar,' is not the result of structured innovation in blue-chip companies. It's a function of massively enthusiastic people, in love with what they're doing, working with the marbles of 'social technology' and 'social flows' to shift impossibly large rocks...read more

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9781909470989 | Triarchy Pr, October 10, 2016, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Most of the significant change that's happening in the world, usually 'under the radar,' is not the result of structured innovation in blue-chip companies.

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Product Description: A behind-the-scenes look at the robustly competitive race to dominate the market for electric cars, the larger-than-life moguls behind them, and the changes that are transforming the auto industry.In the 1980s, it was unimaginable that the home computer would become as common and easy to use as a toaster...read more
By Brian Troxell (narrator)

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9781522601777 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, May 10, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: A behind-the-scenes look at the robustly competitive race to dominate the market for electric cars, the larger-than-life moguls behind them, and the changes that are transforming the auto industry.

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Product Description: This is a 'Whole Earth Catalog' for the 21st century: an impressive and wide-ranging analysis of what's wrong with our societies, organizations, ideologies, worldviews and cultures - and how to put them right. The book covers the finance system, agriculture, design, ecology, economy, sustainability, organizations and society at large...read more

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9781909470774 | Triarchy Pr, May 31, 2016, cover price $32.00 | About this edition: This is a 'Whole Earth Catalog' for the 21st century: an impressive and wide-ranging analysis of what's wrong with our societies, organizations, ideologies, worldviews and cultures - and how to put them right.

Britain's leading guru looks to the future. Charles Handy is one of the giants of contemporary thought. His books on management - including Understanding Organizations and Gods of Management - have changed the way we view business. His work on broader issues and trends - such as Beyond Certainty - has changed the way we view society. In The Second Curve, Handy builds on a life's work to glimpse into the future and see what challenges and opportunities lie ahead. He looks at current trends in capitalism and asks whether it is a sustainable system. He explores the dangers of a society built on credit. He challenges the myth that remorseless growth is essential. He even asks whether we should rethink our roles in life - as students, parents, workers and voters - and what the aims of an ideal society of the future should be. Provocative and thoughtful as ever, he sets out the questions we all need to ask ourselves - and points us in the direction of some of the answers.

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9781847941329 | Random House Uk Ltd, March 1, 2015, cover price $28.95

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9781847941343 | Random House Uk Ltd, May 1, 2016, cover price $17.95
9781847941336 | Random House Uk Ltd, March 1, 2015, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Britain's leading guru looks to the future.

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Product Description: Lean Logic is David Fleming’s masterpiece, the product of more than thirty years’ work and a testament to the creative brilliance of one of Britain’s most important intellectuals. A dictionary unlike any other, it leads readers through Fleming’s stimulating exploration of fields as diverse as culture, history, science, art, logic, ethics, myth, economics, and anthropology, being made up of four hundred and four engaging essay-entries covering topics such as Boredom, Community, Debt, Growth, Harmless Lunatics, Land, Lean Thinking, Nanotechnology, Play, Religion, Spirit, Trust, and Utopia...read more
By Shaun Chamberlin (editor)

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9781603586481 | Chelsea Green Pub Co, July 29, 2016, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Lean Logic is David Fleming’s masterpiece, the product of more than thirty years’ work and a testament to the creative brilliance of one of Britain’s most important intellectuals.

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Product Description: This is a collection of essays, reflections and poems by Nora Bateson, the noted research designer, film-maker, writer and lecturer. She is the daughter of Gregory Bateson and president of the International Bateson Institute (IBI)...read more

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9781909470965 | Triarchy Pr, November 29, 2016, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: This is a collection of essays, reflections and poems by Nora Bateson, the noted research designer, film-maker, writer and lecturer.

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Product Description: The second half of the twentieth century brought about three earth-shattering events that no one had predicted. The Iranian Revolution launched a massive assault of radical Islam on Western civilization; reforms in China elevated this country to being the second strongest international power after the United States; and the collapse of Soviet Union radically changed international politics...read more

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9781530990795 | Createspace Independent Pub, April 13, 2016, cover price $11.99 | About this edition: The second half of the twentieth century brought about three earth-shattering events that no one had predicted.

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Product Description: This book predicts the decline of today's professions and describes the people and systems that will replace them. In an Internet society, according to Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind, we will neither need nor want doctors, teachers, accountants, architects, the clergy, consultants, lawyers, and many others, to work as they did in the 20th century...read more

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9780198713395 | Oxford Univ Pr, January 1, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: This book predicts the decline of today s professions and describes thepeople and systems that will replace them In an Internet society according to Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind we will neither neednor want doctors teachers accountants architects the clergy consultants lawyers and many others to work as they did in the 20thcentury The Future of the Professions explains how increasingly capable systems from telepresence to artificial intelligence will bring fundamental change inthe way that the practical expertise of specialists is made available in society The authors challenge the grand bargain the arrangement that grantsvarious monopolies to today s professionals They argue that ourcurrent professions are antiquated opaque and no longer affordable andthat the expertise of the best is enjoyed only by a few In theirplace they propose six new models for producing and distributingexpertise in society The book raises important practical andmoral questions In an era when machines can out perform human beings atmost tasks what are the prospects for employment who should own andcontrol onlineexpertise and what tasks should be reserved exclusively for people Based on the authors in depth research of more than ten professions and illustrated by numerous examples from each this is the first bookto assess and question the relevance of the professions in the 21stcentury This book predicts the decline of today s professions and introduces the people and systems that will replace them In an internet enhanced society according to Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind we will neither need nor want doctors teachers accountants architects the clergy consultants lawyers and many others to work as they did in the 20th century The Future of the Professions explains how increasingly capable technologies from telepresence to artificial intelligence will place the practical expertise of the finest specialists at the fingertips

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9781511392716 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, October 11, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: This book predicts the decline of today's professions and describes the people and systems that will replace them.

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Product Description: An unstoppable movement of outrage is shaking the World. This is no longer a surmountable crisis, but the collapse of a civilisation with outdated values that have given rise, among many other things, to the obscene enrichment of a small minority at the expense of the vast majority, the systematic violation of Human Rights, a discredited political class, an incomprehensible Justice system which fails to punish unscrupulous speculators who lead millions of families to ruin, and the increasingly irreversible deterioration of our planet...read more
By Tulga3000 Editores (corporate author)

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9781530851348 | Createspace Independent Pub, April 2, 2016, cover price $5.73 | About this edition: An unstoppable movement of outrage is shaking the World.

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Product Description: Un imparable movimiento de indignación sacude al Mundo. Ya no se trata de otra crisis superable sino del derrumbe de una civilización con valores trasnochados que ha provocado, entre otras muchas cosas, el enriquecimiento obsceno de unos pocos a costa de la gran mayoría, la violación sistemática de los Derechos Humanos, una clase política desprestigiada, una Justicia incomprensible que no castiga a los especuladores desaprensivos que llevan a la ruina a millones de familias, y el deterioro, cada vez más irreversible, de nuestro planeta...read more
By Tulga3000 Editores (corporate author)

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9781530798438, titled "Si, Me Indigno, ¡¿Y Ahora Que?!/ Yes, I Unworthy, And Now What ?!" | Createspace Independent Pub, April 2, 2016, cover price $5.60 | About this edition: Un imparable movimiento de indignación sacude al Mundo.

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