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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 That Made New Orleans

The World That Made New Orleans

From Spanish Silver to Congo Square

  • Author: Ned Sublette
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press
  • ISBN: 1569765138
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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Offering a new perspective on the unique cultural influences of New Orleans, this entertaining history captures the soul of the city and reveals its impact on the rest of the nation. Focused on New Orleans' first century of existence, a comprehensive, chronological narrative of the political, cultural, and musical development of Louisiana's early years is presented. This innovative history tracks the important roots of American music back to the swamp town, making clear the effects of centuries-long struggles among France, Spain, and England on the city's unique culture. The origins of jazz and the city's eclectic musical influences, including the role of the slave trade, are also revealed. Featuring little-known facts about the cultural development of New Orleans--such as the real significance of gumbo, the origins of the tango, and the first appearance of the words vaudeville and voodoo-- this rich historical narrative explains how New Orleans' colonial influences shape the city still today.

The Deals that Made the World

The Deals that Made the World

  • Author: Jacques Peretti
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1473646413
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 416
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'The book to read' GQ 'A revelatory book' John Lewis-Stempel While the laws that guide our lives are written by the politicians we elect, much of the world around us - from the food we eat to the products we buy to the medications we take - is shaped by private negotiations and business deals few of us know about. For twenty years, Peretti has interviewed the people behind the decisions that have altered our world, from CEOs of multinational corporations to politicians, economists, and scientists. In The Deals that Made the World, Peretti draws on his vast knowledge to reveal a host of fascinating and startling connections, from how Wall Street's actions on food commodities helped spark the Arab Spring to the link between the AIDS epidemic in 1980s San Francisco and the subprime mortgage crisis of 2008. He proves a sure guide, combining both eye-opening on-the-ground reporting and a narrative flair that makes esoteric financial and business concepts clear and understandable. Like Steven Levitt, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Brad Stone, Michael Lewis, and Malcolm Gladwell, Peretti takes the ordinary and turns it inside out to give us a compelling new perspective on our lives and our world.

The Book that Made Your World

The Book that Made Your World

How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization

  • Author: Vishal Mangalwadi
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN: 1595554009
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 464
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Understand where we came from. Whether you're an avid student of the Bible or a skeptic of its relevance, The Book That Made Your World will transform your perception of its influence on virtually every facet of Western civilization. Indian philosopher Vishal Mangalwadi reveals the personal motivation that fueled his own study of the Bible and systematically illustrates how its precepts became the framework for societal structure throughout the last millennium. From politics and science, to academia and technology, the Bible's sacred copy became the key that unlocked the Western mind. Through Mangalwadi's wide-ranging and fascinating investigation, you'll discover: What triggered the West's passion for scientific, medical, and technological advancement How the biblical notion of human dignity informs the West's social structure and how it intersects with other worldviews How the Bible created a fertile ground for women to find social and economic empowerment How the Bible has uniquely equipped the West to cultivate compassion, human rights, prosperity, and strong families The role of the Bible in the transformation of education How the modern literary notion of a hero has been shaped by the Bible's archetypal protagonist Journey with Mangalwadi as he examines the origins of a civilization's greatness and the misguided beliefs that threaten to unravel its progress. Learn how the Bible transformed the social, political, and religious institutions that have sustained Western culture for the past millennium, and discover how secular corruption endangers the stability and longevity of Western civilization. Endorsements: “This is an extremely significant piece of work with huge global implications. Vishal brings a timely message.” (Ravi Zacharias, author, Walking from East to West and Beyond Opinion) “In polite society, the mere mention of the Bible often introduces a certain measure of anxiety. A serious discussion on the Bible can bring outright contempt. Therefore, it is most refreshing to encounter this engaging and informed assessment of the Bible’s profound impact on the modern world. Where Bloom laments the closing of the American mind, Mangalwadi brings a refreshing optimism.” (Stanley Mattson, founder and president, C. S. Lewis Foundation) “Vishal Mangalwadi recounts history in very broad strokes, always using his cross-cultural perspectives for highlighting the many benefits of biblical principles in shaping civilization.” (George Marsden, professor, University of Notre Dame; author, Fundamentalism and American Culture)

Our Whole Life Is Our Whole Responsibility

Our Whole Life Is Our Whole Responsibility

  • Author: Michael G. Kamau
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0578094487
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 228
  • View: 7213
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This book is designed to provide important information about how we make our choices in life, encouragement for each of us to make positive changes where we identify the need and practical ideas, techniques and methodologies for correcting the direction of our life path to where we want it to go. There is no "one-size-fits-all" approach to making our life better. Throughout this book, we are encouraged to draw upon the many resources around us, within us and available to us to make our life what we once wished and expected it to be. It was written for you to see that you are the master of every area of your life. It is empowering in every way. This work does not conflict with your chosen religion. Exercising this power will allow you to rise above all negative programming from your youth; your self-imposed learning limitations, the fear and anxiety you experience from watching news programs; your dysfunctional relationships, any low self-esteem issues; involvement in self-damaging habits and so on.

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

  • Author: Otl Aicher
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 3433605831
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 190
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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 civilised 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 Could Win

The World We Could Win

Administering Global Governance

  • Author: Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi
  • Publisher: IOS Press
  • ISBN: 1586035479
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 175
  • View: 3517
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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.