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Product Description: John Brockman, editor of This Will Make You Smarter, presents his latest thought-provoking book, featuring insights from leading thinkers such as Steven Pinker, Lisa Randall, Matt Ridley, and Daniel C. Dennett.
By John Brockman (editor)

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9780062296238 | Perennial, February 11, 2014, cover price $15.99

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9781452669151 | Mp3 una edition (Tantor Media Inc, February 19, 2014), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: John Brockman, editor of This Will Make You Smarter, presents his latest thought-provoking book, featuring insights from leading thinkers such as Steven Pinker, Lisa Randall, Matt Ridley, and Daniel C.
9781452619156 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, February 19, 2014), cover price $44.99 | About this edition: John Brockman, editor of This Will Make You Smarter, presents his latest thought-provoking book, featuring insights from leading thinkers such as Steven Pinker, Lisa Randall, Matt Ridley, and Daniel C.

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Product Description: Drawing on four possible futures, this book critically examines the risks and opportunities to come, discussing the key factors, trends, critical uncertainties, and wildcards that will shape the future. Will relentless consumerism destroy the planet? Will the competition for limited resources create havoc? Will science and technology offer a solution? A guide to a greater awareness of long-term problems and possible solutions, this book encourages readers not only to adapt to what might happen, but also to shape the future and generate change...read more

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9781922070098 | Scribe Pubns Pty Ltd, October 1, 2013, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Drawing on four possible futures, this book critically examines the risks and opportunities to come, discussing the key factors, trends, critical uncertainties, and wildcards that will shape the future.

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Product Description: The authors of the bestselling NOT THE HIGHWAY CODE shine a light on the extensive back catalogue of dodgy predictions through the ages.The first end of the world prediction was recorded one second after the Big Bang and since then it has become the daddy of all predictions with, to date, no one getting it right...read more

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9781409140221 | Orion Pub Co, October 1, 2011, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: The first end of the world prediction was recorded one second after the Big Bang and since then it has become the daddy of all predictions with, to date, no one getting it right.

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9781780220178 | Reprint edition (Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd, October 11, 2012), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: The authors of the bestselling NOT THE HIGHWAY CODE shine a light on the extensive back catalogue of dodgy predictions through the ages.

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Humans may be the only creatures conscious of having a future, but all too often we would rather not think about it. Likewise, our societies, unable to deal with radical uncertainty, do not make policies with a view to the long term. Instead, we suffer from a sense of powerlessness, collective irrationality, and perennial political discontent. In The Future and Its Enemies, Spanish philosopher Daniel Innerarity makes a plea for a new social contract that would commit us to moral and political responsibility with respect to future generations. He urges us to become advocates for the future in the face of enemies who, oblivious to the costs of modernization, press for endless and unproductive acceleration. His accessible book proposes a new way of confronting the unknown―one grounded in the calculation of risk. Declaring the classical right-left divide to be redundant, Innerarity presents his hopes for a renewed democracy and a politics that would find convincing ways to mediate between the priorities of the present, the heritage of the past, and the challenges that lie ahead.
By Sandra Kingery (trans)

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9780804775564 | Stanford Univ Pr, July 25, 2012, cover price $70.00

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9780804775571 | Stanford Univ Pr, July 25, 2012, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Humans may be the only creatures conscious of having a future, but all too often we would rather not think about it.

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Product Description: “I am an assiduous reader of John Casti’s books. He is a real scientific intellectual.” —Nassim Nicholas Taleb, New York Times bestselling author of Fooled by Randomness“Casti is at his best in presenting difficult philosophical ideas enthusiastically and lucidly, and in presenting everyday examples to illustrate them...read more

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9780062088284 | William Morrow & Co, June 12, 2012, cover price $26.99 | About this edition: “I am an assiduous reader of John Casti’s books.

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9780062088291 | Reprint edition (William Morrow & Co, March 12, 2013), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: “I am an assiduous reader of John Casti’s books.

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Product Description: 'This book should be read by anyone commissioning impact assessments who wants to build their understanding of the more progressive and innovative end of the topic. A job well done in the eyes of stakeholders and regulators requires proper social analysis...read more
By Ana Maria Esteves (editor) and Frank Vanclay (editor)

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9781849801171 | Edward Elgar Pub, February 12, 2012, cover price $186.00 | About this edition: 'This book should be read by anyone commissioning impact assessments who wants to build their understanding of the more progressive and innovative end of the topic.

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Product Description: The Shift Age is about humanity's new ere. As the Information Age gives way to the Shift Age, we are entering a time oftransformation and change that offers both great risk and incredible opportunity. Originally published in 2007, David Houleidentifies and explains the dynamics and forces that already have reshaped and will continue to reshape our world for the next20 years...read more

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9781402273902 | Sourcebooks Inc, December 1, 2011, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: The Shift Age is about humanity's new ere.
9781419681783 | Createspace Independent Pub, August 22, 2007, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: The Shift Age is about humanity's new ere.

The world is an uncertain place, which is why the future and the unknown absolutely fascinate us. Veteran television journalist Mike Wallace asked the question "What will life be like 50 years from now?" to sixty of the world's greatest minds. Their responses offer a fascinating glimpse into the cultural, scientific, political, and spiritual moods of the times. Edited and with an introduction by Mike Wallace, this book provides an imaginative and thought-provoking look into our collective soul and the critical issues that underlie our hopes, prayers, fears, and dreams for life in the 21st century.Contributors include former presidents, leading scientists, noted writers and artists, respected religious leaders, and current political figures, including:Vint Cerf, Vice President of Google; known as a "Father of the Internet"Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., a geneticist who led the Human Genome ProjectDr. Wanda Jones, Director of the Office on Women's Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesRay Kurzweil, an inventor whose developments include the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind and the first text-to-speech synthesizerGeneral James E. Cartwright, Commander of United States Strategic CommandKim Dae-jung, the former President of the Republic of KoreaRonald Noble, Secretary General of InterpolNorman Borlaug, Nobel Peace Prize winner; called "the father of the Green Revolution"Carol Bellamy, former Executive Director UNICEF, first former volunteer to serve as director of Peace Corp, and current president and CEO of World LearningGerardus 't Hooft, Professor of Theoretical Physics at Utrecht University in the Netherlands; Nobel Prize in Physics Craig Newmark, Internet pioneer and founder of craigslist
By Mike Wallace (editor)

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9780849903700 | Thomas Nelson Inc, April 15, 2008, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: The world is an uncertain place, which is why the future and the unknown absolutely fascinate us.

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9781595553294 | Thomas Nelson Inc, September 3, 2009, cover price $14.99

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Product Description: Human civilisation today faces two unprecedented challenges: the threat of climate change and the peaking of global oil supply. Energy supply has been one of the strongest factors in determining human history, and there are strong signs that we are now in the early stages of an energy transition that will shake our economy to its core...read more

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9781900322508 | Gardners Books, April 2, 2009, cover price $16.80 | About this edition: Human civilisation today faces two unprecedented challenges: the threat of climate change and the peaking of global oil supply.

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Product Description: The nightly news and conventional wisdom tell us that things are bad and getting worse. Yet despite dire predictions, scientists see many good things on the horizon. John Brockman, publisher of Edge (www.edge.org), the influential online salon, recently asked more than 150 high-powered scientific thinkers to answer a vital question for our frequently pessimistic times: "What are you optimistic about?"Spanning a wide range of topics—from string theory to education, from population growth to medicine, and even from global warming to the end of world—What Are You Optimistic About? is an impressive array of what world-class minds (including Nobel Laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, New York Times bestselling authors, and Harvard professors, among others) have weighed in to offer carefully considered optimistic visions of tomorrow...read more
By John Brockman (editor)

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9781847391292 | Gardners Books, September 1, 2008, cover price $13.90 | About this edition: The nightly news and conventional wisdom tell us that things are bad and getting worse.

What do the following events have in common? In 2000, the election between George W. Bush and Al Gore was a virtual tie. The 1989 and 1990 vintages have turned out to be two of the best ever for Bordeaux wines. In 2001, the Federal Reserve lowered the interest rate eleven times. The decade of the 1970s was one of the worst on record for U.S. inflation. In 2001, the author of this book, at age 59, ran a marathon in 3 hours and 30 minutes, but should have been able to do it in 3 hours and 15 minutes. This book shows clearly and simply how these diverse events can be explained by using the tools of the social sciences and statistics. It moves from a discussion of formulating theories about real world phenomena to lessons on how to analyze data, test theories, and make predictions. Through the use of a rich array of examples, the book demonstrates the power and range of social science and statistical methods. In addition to “big” topics―presidential elections, Federal Reserve behavior, and inflation―and “not quite so big” topics―wine quality―the book takes on questions of more direct, personal interest. Who of your friends is most likely to have an extramarital affair? How important is class attendance for academic performance in college? How fast can you expect to run a race or perform some physical task at age 55, given your time at age 30? (In other words, how fast are you slowing down?) As the author works his way through an incredibly broad range of questions and topics, demonstrating the usefulness of statistical theory and method, he gives the reader a new way of thinking about many age-old concerns in public and private life.

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9780804760492 | 2 edition (Stanford Univ Pr, December 14, 2011), cover price $29.95
9780804745093 | Stanford Univ Pr, October 1, 2002, cover price $6.00 | About this edition: What do the following events have in common?

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