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The World We Made: Alex McKay's Story from 2050

The World We Made: Alex McKay's Story from 2050

  • Author: Jonathon Porritt
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press
  • ISBN: 9780714863610
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 320
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Our planet's future is too often described in terms of doom and despair. However, there is another perspective that is not only positive, but credible, too. The World We Made describes a planet that is green, fair, connected, and collaborative. Based on extensive research, leading environmentalist Jonathon Porritt reveals how we can achieve a genuinely sustainable world by 2050 if we act immediately. Part history, part narrative, The World We Made describes the key events, technological breakthroughs, and lifestyle revolutions that could transform our planet, covering topics as wide-ranging as 3D printing, personal genomics, urban agriculture, and the digital landscape. The book's innovative ideas are brought to life with futuristic photographs, infographics, and hand-drawn sketches, while an extensive index provides the tools and tips needed to prepare for what's ahead. The World We Made is essential reading for anyone interested in preserving our planet. All royalties will support the work of Forum for the Future, one of the world's leading sustainable development non-profits.

Primate Change

Primate Change

How the world we made is remaking us

  • Author: Vybarr Cregan-Reid
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1788401085
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 320
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'A work of remarkable scope' - Guardian FT Best science books of 2018 Primate Change has been adapted into a radio series for the BBC WORLD SERVICE. * This is the road from climate change to primate change. PRIMATE CHANGE is a wide-ranging, polemical look at how and why the human body has changed since humankind first got up on two feet. Spanning the entirety of human history - from primate to transhuman - Vybarr Cregan-Reid's book investigates where we came from, who we are today and how modern technology will change us beyond recognition. In the last two hundred years, humans have made such a tremendous impact on the world that our geological epoch is about to be declared the 'Anthropocene', or the Age of Man. But while we have been busy changing the shape of the world we inhabit, the ways of living that we have been building have, as if under the cover of darkness, been transforming our bodies and altering the expression of our DNA, too. Primate Change beautifully unscrambles the complex architecture of our modern human bodies, built over millions of years and only starting to give up on us now. 'Our bodies are in a shock. Modern living is as bracing to the human body as jumping through a hole in the ice. Our bodies do not know what century they were born into and they are defending and deforming themselves in response.'

The World They Made Together

The World They Made Together

Black and White Values in Eighteenth-century Virginia

  • Author: Mechal Sobel
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9780691006086
  • Category: History
  • Page: 364
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Argues that the culture of the English in colonial America was affected by African values and culture, and identifies shared perceptions of time, space, and causality

The World We Live in

The World We Live in

Introduction Through Intuition

  • Author: Ron Anderson
  • Publisher: Balboa Press
  • ISBN: 145257135X
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 160
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Do you ever wonder why the world is the way it is? The World We Live In: Introduction through Intuition takes you on the journey in one man's eyes, in two parts. Part one takes you through different aspects of life and shows how anyone can spark this higher state of consciousness through their own intuition. Part two opens your eyes to how different aspects of life and things from or not from this world try to keep us from this conscious state. Once we all learn how to rise out of the physical and into the spiritual of consciousness, then we see the world in a whole new manner. You can put a connection on conspiracy, religion, government, and many other aspects and see how they all come together to keep the common "agenda." So brace yourself as we leave this physical body and journey into The World We Live In.

The World as Design

The World as Design

Writings of Design

  • Author: Otl Aicher
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 3433031177
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 190
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Otl Aicher (1922–1991) was an outstanding personality in modern design, he was a co-founder of the legendary Hochschule für Gestaltung (HfG), the Ulm School of Design, Germany. His works since the fifties of the last century in the field of corporate design and his pictograms for the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich are major achievements in the visual communication of our times. Otl Aicher's writings are explorations of the world, a substantive part of his work. In moving through the history of thought and design, building and construction, he assures us of the possibilities of arranging existence in a humane fashion. As ever he is concerned with the question of the conditions needed to produce a civilized culture. These conditions have to be fought for against apparent factual or material constraints and spiritual and intellectual substitutes on offer. Otl Aicher likes a dispute. For this reason, the volume contains polemical statements on cultural and political subjects as well as practical reports and historical exposition. He fights with productive obstinacy, above all for the renewal of Modernism, which he claims has largely exhausted itself in aesthetic visions; he insists the ordinary working day is still more important than the “cultural Sunday“. Wolfgang Jean Stock

The World We Want

The World We Want

New Dimensions in Philanthropy and Social Change

  • Author: H. Peter Karoff,Jane Maddox
  • Publisher: Rowman Altamira
  • ISBN: 9780759110489
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 267
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In The World We Want, Peter Karoff presents a collective vision of an ideal world. By sharing his experiences and through conversations with more than forty social entrepreneurs, activists, nonprofit leaders, and philanthropists who are changing notions of 'the human condition' in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and North America, he describes how new partnerships and approaches are reducing suffering and gaining greater equity for people everywhere. These visionaries are engaged in a struggle of sorts, and that conscious engagement_'the shoulder to the wheel'_is a fundamental part of the world they want. The book weaves together multi-sector, multidiscipline strategies, but_in large part_it is about the power of human connection, reinforced by personal stories of motivation and the human capacity for caring. Without ignoring the institutional and cultural obstacles, and the courage needed to face down the dark side of human behavior, Karoff shows how citizen engagement and open source solutions could tip the scale toward a better world.

The World We Used to Live in

The World We Used to Live in

Remembering the Powers of the Medicine Men

  • Author: Vine Deloria
  • Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781555915643
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 237
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Deloria looks at medicine men, their powers, and the Earth's relation to the cosmos.

Citizenship Papers

Citizenship Papers

Essays

  • Author: Wendell Berry
  • Publisher: Counterpoint Press
  • ISBN: 1582439052
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 208
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"The courage of a book, it has been said, is that it looks away from nothing. Here is a brave book." ―The Charlotte Observer "Berry says that these recent essays mostly say again what he has said before. His faithful readers may think he hasn't, however, said any of it better before." ―Booklist (starred review) "His refusal to abandon the local for the global, to sacrifice neighborliness, community integrity, and economic diversity for access to Wal-Mart, has never seemed more appealing, nor his questions of personal accountability more powerful." ―Kirkus Reviews There are those in America today who seem to feel we must audition for our citizenship, with "patriot" offered as the badge for those found narrowly worthy. Let this book stand as Wendell Berry's application, for he is one of those faithful, devoted critics envisioned by the Founding Fathers to be the life's blood and very future of the nation they imagined. Citizenship Papers collects nineteen new essays, from celebrations of exemplary lives to critiques of American life, including "A Citizen's Response [to the new National Security Strategy]"—a ringing call of caution to a nation standing on the brink of global catastrophe.

The World We Could Win

The World We Could Win

Administering Global Governance

  • Author: Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi
  • Publisher: IOS Press
  • ISBN: 1586035479
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 175
  • View: 2009
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Containing six essays, this volume looks thematically at different elements or facets of Global Governance and the issues that arise. It deals with some regional perspectives on Global Governance. It aims to raise our eyes beyond the known world in public administration and also looks at the unit of analysis.

The Gun that Changed the World

The Gun that Changed the World

  • Author: Mikhail Kalashnikov,Elena Joly
  • Publisher: Polity
  • ISBN: 0745636918
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 175
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The Russian word that is most frequently spoken throughout the world isn′t Lenin, gulag or perestroika, it′s ′Kalashnikov′. The reason for this is simple: there are 80 million Kalashnikovs in circulation on five continents. Once invented, the AK–47 assault rifle became the most widely used weapon in the world: from Vietnam to Palestine, from Cuba to Iraq, it was at the heart of conflicts and struggles everywhere. It is the only firearm that has ever been depicted on a national flag – that of Mozambique, where it symbolizes liberation. Mikhail Kalashnikov himself, who was born in 1919, here tells his life story, with the help of Elena Joly, for the first time: his deportation to Siberia with his family while still a child; his time as a soldier in a tank regiment; his invention of the world′s most famous weapon and his turbulent life under Stalin, Khrushchev, Brezhnev, Gorbachev and Yeltsin. This is a remarkable portrait of a man of ingenuity and vitality in the context of the often frightening and terribly unforgiving Russia of the twentieth century.