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An icon of the environmental movement outlines a provocative approach for reclaiming our planet According to Stewart Brand, a lifelong environmentalist who sees everything in terms of solvable design problems, three profound transformations are under way on Earth right now. Climate change is real and is pushing us toward managing the planet as a whole. Urbanization?half the world?s population now lives in cities, and eighty percent will by midcentury?is altering humanity?s land impact and wealth. And biotechnology is becoming the world?s dominant engineering tool. In light of these changes, Brand suggests that environmentalists are going to have to reverse some longheld opinions and embrace tools that they have traditionally distrusted. Only a radical rethinking of traditional green pieties will allow us to forestall the cataclysmic deterioration of the earth?s resources. Whole Earth Discipline shatters a number of myths and presents counterintuitive observations on why cities are actually greener than countryside, how nuclear power is the future of energy, and why genetic engineering is the key to crop and land management. With a combination of scientific rigor and passionate advocacy, Brand shows us exactly where the sources of our dilemmas lie and offers a bold and inventive set of policies and solutions for creating a more sustainable society. In the end, says Brand, the environmental movement must become newly responsive to fast-moving science and take up the tools and discipline of engineering. We have to learn how to manage the planet?s global-scale natural infrastructure with as light a touch as possible and as much intervention as necessary.

Hardcover:

9781843548157 | Atlantic Books, January 1, 2010, cover price $33.80
9780670021215 | Viking Pr, October 15, 2009, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: An icon of the environmental movement outlines a provocative approach for reclaiming our planet According to Stewart Brand, a lifelong environmentalist who sees everything in terms of solvable design problems, three profound transformations are under way on Earth right now.

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The author explores the dearth of 'long-term' thinking in the Western world and proposes a plan to make future planning a regular feature of human consciousness.

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9780613246156 | Turtleback Books, March 1, 2001, cover price $25.80 | About this edition: The author explores the dearth of 'long-term' thinking in the Western world and proposes a plan to make future planning a regular feature of human consciousness.

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The author explores the dearth of 'long-term' thinking in the Western world and proposes a plan to make future planning a regular feature of human consciousness. (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9780465045129 | Basic Books, May 1, 1999, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: The author explores the dearth of 'long-term' thinking in the Western World and proposes a plan to make future planning a regular feature of human consciousness.

Paperback:

9780465007806 | Basic Books, April 5, 2000, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: The author explores the dearth of 'long-term' thinking in the Western world and proposes a plan to make future planning a regular feature of human consciousness.

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Product Description: Buildings have often been studies whole in space, but never before have they been studied whole in time. How Buildings Learn is a masterful new synthesis that proposes that buildings adapt best when constantly refined and reshaped by their occupants, and that architects can mature from being artists of space to becoming artists of time...read more

Hardcover:

9780670835157 | Viking Pr, June 1, 1994, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Presents an illustrated analysis of contemporary buildings and architecture, making a convincing argument for creating structures that are adaptable and allow redefinition of space and design and construction integration

Paperback:

9780140139969 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, October 1, 1995), cover price $38.00 | About this edition: Buildings have often been studies whole in space, but never before have they been studied whole in time.

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Explores hundreds of the often strange beliefs flourishing in New Age America, including crystals, alternative medicines, and spontaneous human combustion, and discusses the validity of these beliefs
By Stewart Brand and Ted Schultz (editor)

Paperback:

9780517571651 | Harmony Books, January 1, 1989, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Explores hundreds of the often strange beliefs flourishing in New Age America, including crystals, alternative medicines, and spontaneous human combustion, and discusses the validity of these beliefs

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Provides a look at the future as it is envisioned by the Media Lab at MIT, where scientists are retooling mass media to the desires and whims of the individual

Hardcover:

9780670814428 | Viking Pr, September 1, 1987, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Provides a look at the future as it is envisioned by the Media Lab at MIT, where scientists are retooling mass media to the desires and whims of the individual.

Paperback:

9780140097016 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, September 1, 1988), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Provides a look at the future as it is envisioned by the Media Lab at MIT, where scientists are retooling mass media to the desires and whims of the individual

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Lists useful books, magazines, and products related to science, land use, architecture, health care, economics, travel, crafts, parenting, communication, and education

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9780385236416 | Subsequent edition (Doubleday, October 1, 1986), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Lists useful books, magazines, and products related to science, land use, architecture, health care, economics, travel, crafts, parenting, communication, and education

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Assesses the best products in every area of computer science and offers practical, anecdotal descriptions of how programs actually work and what they can and cannot do
By Stewart Brand (editor)

Paperback:

9780385233019 | 2 sub edition (Doubleday, October 1, 1985), cover price $17.50 | About this edition: Assesses the best products in every area of computer science and offers practical, anecdotal descriptions of how programs actually work and what they can and cannot do

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A catalog of tools, information sources, equipment, and manufacturers in the areas of land use, technology, crafts, daily life, politics, and communications

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9780394707761 | 2 rev upd edition (Random House Inc, November 1, 1981), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A catalog of tools, information sources, equipment, and manufacturers in the areas of land use, technology, crafts, daily life, politics, and communications

Product Description: A catalog of tools, information sources, equipment, and manufacturers in the areas of land use, technology, crafts, daily life, politics, and communications
By Stewart Brand (editor)

Hardcover:

9780317322736 | Alternatives, June 1, 1981, cover price $14.00 | also contains Creating a Culture for Information Systems Success | About this edition: A catalog of tools, information sources, equipment, and manufacturers in the areas of land use, technology, crafts, daily life, politics, and communications

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