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Schmidt, Eric

Summary: Outlines a transformational vision of a connected world, drawing on expertise to address questions regarding power balances, the relationship between privacy and security, and the role of technology in combating or enabling terrorism.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.48 SCH

Zakaria, Fareed.

Summary: Explores how the rapid rise of such nations as China, India, and Brazil is countering America's previous dominance over the global economy, geopolitics, and culture, and shares advice on how the United States can thrive in the face of international changes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton 2009

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 303.49 Zakaria 2009

Friedman, George

Summary: "A major new book by New York Times bestselling author and geopolitical forecaster George Friedman (The Next 100 Years, The Next Decade) with a bold thesis about coming conflict in the world, this provocative work examines the geopolitical flashpoints--particularly in Europe--in which imminent future conflicts are brewing. George Friedman has forecasted the coming trends (politics, technology,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327 FRI

Buchanan, Patrick J.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306 BUC

Zakaria, Fareed.

Summary: Describes the surging growth of the economies of China, India, and Brazil while the United States and other advanced economies have stalled.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.49 ZAK

Collier, Paul

Summary: From world-renowned economist Paul Collier, a candid diagnosis of the failures of capitalism and a pragmatic and realistic vision for how we can repair it. Deep new rifts are tearing apart the fabric of the United States and other Western societies: thriving cities versus rural counties, the highly skilled elite versus the less educated, wealthy versus developing countries. As these divides...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 330.12 COL

Tier, Mark

Summary: Everyone knows the basic golden rule of investing: "Buy Low, Sell High," but how many of us ever really understand the stock market, how to recognize the "next big thing," and how to capitalize off of it once you do? ...the truth is not many or we'd all be millionaires. It seems like early investors in big companies like Facebook and Google had to have won the lottery of investing and just...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 332.6 TIE

Benford, Gregory

Summary: Reveals predictions made in "Popular Mechanics" magazine between 1903 and 1969 about what the future would hold!

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hearst Books 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 609 BEN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 609 Benford 2012

Cullen, Heidi.

Summary: From one of America's foremost experts on weather and climate change and a senior research scientist with Climate Central, comes this work, a book that predicts what different parts of the world will look like in the year 2050 if current levels of carbon emissions are maintained.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 551.6 CUL

Doherty, P. C. (Peter C.)

Summary: Argues that birds around the world detect dangers in the environment long before humans do, and claims that more attention should be paid to the scientific observation of birds and their behaviors to help identify threats to the health of the planet.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Workman Pub Co 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 598 DOH

Tetlock, Philip E. (Philip Eyrikson)

Summary: "From one of the world's most highly regarded social scientists, a transformative book on the habits of mind that lead to the best predictions Everyone would benefit from seeing further into the future, whether buying stocks, crafting policy, launching a new product, or simply planning the week's meals. Unfortunately, people tend to be terrible forecasters. As Wharton professor Philip...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 330 TET

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 330 Tetlock 2015

Diamandis, Peter H.

Summary: The authors document how four forces--exponential technologies, the DIY innovator, the Technophilanthropist, and the Rising Billion--are conspiring to solve our biggest problems. "Abundance" establishes hard targets for change and lays out a strategic roadmap for governments, industry and entrepreneurs, giving us plenty of reason for optimism.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2012

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 303.48 DIA

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.48 DIA

Friedman, George.

Contents: Overture: An introduction to the American age -- The dawn of the American age -- Earthquake: the U.S.-Jihadist War -- Population, computers, and culture wars -- The new fault lines -- China 2020: paper tiger -- Russia 2020: rematch -- American power and the crisis of 2030 -- A new world emerges -- The 2040s: prelude to war -- Preparing for war -- World war: a scenario -- The 2060s: a golden...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2009

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 303.49 Friedman 2009

Burrows, Mathew.

Summary: "Twenty-five years ago when Mathew Burrows went to work for the CIA as an intelligence analyst, the world seemed frozen. Then came the fall of the Berlin Wall and the implosion of the Soviet Union; suddenly, unpredictability became a universal theme and foresight was critical. For the past decade, Burrows has overseen the creation of the Global Trends report--the key futurist guide for the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Palgrave Macmillan 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303 BUR

Kotkin, Joel.

Summary: Visionary social thinker Joel Kotkin looks ahead to America in 2050, revealing how the addition of one hundred million Americans by midcentury will transform how we all live, work, and prosper. In stark contrast to the rest of the world's advanced nations, the United States is growing at a record rate and, according to census projections, will be home to four hundred million Americans by 2050....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 307.76 KOT

Silver, Nate

Summary: The founder of FiveThirtyEight.com challenges myths about predictions in subjects ranging from the financial market and weather to sports and politics, profiling the world of prediction to explain how to distinguish true signals from hype.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 519.542 SIL

Tambini, Michael.

Summary: Provides a speculative look ahead to the technological, environmental, and biological developments of the twenty-first century.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 1998

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 601 TAM

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 601 Tambini

Weinersmith, Kelly

Summary: "From a top scientist and the creator of the hugely popular web comic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, a hilariously illustrated investigation into future technologies--from how to fling a ship into deep space on the cheap to 3D organ printing. What will the world of tomorrow be like? How does progress happen? And why do we not have a lunar colony already? What is the holdup? In this smart...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 600 WEI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 601 Weinersmith 2017

Zeihan, Peter

Summary: The world is changing in ways most of us find incomprehensible. Terrorism spills out of the Middle East into Europe. Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, China and Japan vie to see who can be most aggressive. Financial breakdown in Asia and Europe guts growth, challenging hard-won political stability. Yet for the Americans, these changes are fantastic. Alone among the world's powers, only the United...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeihan on Geopolitics 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327 ZEI

Climate Central (COR)

Summary: An accessible explanation of climate change summarizes its science while sharing insights into its implications for the future, answering key questions from the role of fossil fuels to the economic costs of reducing carbon emissions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 577.2 GLO

DeWitt, Lynda.

Summary: Explains the basic characteristics of weather--temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, air pressure--and how meteorologists gather data for their forecasts.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 1991

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 551.63 DEW

Kotlikoff, Laurence J.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: MIT Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 332.024 KOT

Summary: Provides a behind-the-scenes look at the annual conference where the world's brightest thinkers gather to discuss a better future; includes talks given by former Vice President Al Gore, Dr. Larry Brilliant, and Nicholas Negroponte.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama 2007

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV FUT

Summary: "NEW STORIES AND ESSAYS FROM TOP AUTHORS AND EXPERT SCIENTISTS. Explorations of how interstellar travel may affect humanity by best-selling authors and scientists. The stars will change us. STELLARIS: PEOPLE OF THE STARS is a collection of original science fiction stories and nonfiction essays speculating about humanity's far-term expansion into the universe beyond the limits of our solar...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Baen 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC STE