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Epic Of Evolution

Author: Eric Chaisson
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231135610
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Along the way he examines the development of the most microscopic and the most immense aspects of our universe and the complex ways in which they interact."--Jacket.

Time Limits And Constraints

Author: Jo Alyson Parker
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004186379
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This thirteenth volume in the interdisciplinary Study of Time series explores the way in which limits and constraints impact upon our understanding of time.

What Technology Wants

Author: Kevin Kelly
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101444467
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From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Inevitable— a sweeping vision oftechnology as a living force that can expand our individual potential This provocative book introduces a brand-new view of technology. It suggests that technology as a whole is not a jumble of wires and metal but a living, evolving organism that has its own unconscious needs and tendencies. Kevin Kelly looks out through the eyes of this global technological system to discover "what it wants." He uses vivid examples from the past to trace technology's long course and then follows a dozen trajectories of technology into the near future to project where technology is headed. This new theory of technology offers three practical lessons: By listening to what technology wants we can better prepare ourselves and our children for the inevitable technologies to come. By adopting the principles of pro-action and engagement, we can steer technologies into their best roles. And by aligning ourselves with the long-term imperatives of this near-living system, we can capture its full gifts. Written in intelligent and accessible language, this is a fascinating, innovative, and optimistic look at how humanity and technology join to produce increasing opportunities in the world and how technology can give our lives greater meaning. From the Hardcover edition.

Cosmos Culture

Author: Steven J. Dick
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From GPO Bookstore's Website: Authors with diverse backgrounds in science, history, anthropology, and more, consider culture in the context of the cosmos. How does our knowledge of cosmic evolution affect terrestrial culture? Conversely, how does our knowledge of cultural evolution affect our thinking about possible cultures in the cosmos? Are life, mind, and culture of fundamental significance to the grand story of the cosmos that has generated its own self-understanding through science, rational reasoning, and mathematics? Book includes bibliographical references and an index.

Seeing The Future Through New Eyes

Author: Cynthia G. Wagner
ISBN: 9780930242657
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More than 30 forward-thinking scholars contributed these outstanding essays in conjunction with the World Future Society's annual meeting, WorldFuture 2008: Seeing the Future Through New Eyes. The conference and its companion volume explore diverse perspectives that inspire us to think anew about tomorrow. Among the topics included in the volume are technological evolution, backcasting, scenario forecasting, evolutionary economics, high school of the future, learning from the ancient oracles, telegeography, the globalization of crime, future directions for marriage, and much more.

Library Journal

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.