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Darke, J. A.

Summary: Eighth-grader Emily Lemon wakes up and discovers that none of the gadgets around her house are working properly, and the computers at her middle school seem to have a mind of their own--but when the scoreboard in the gym displays the words "the revolution has begun, down with humanity" she realizes that humanity has lost control and civilization as we know it is in serious trouble.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, A Capstone Imprint 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC DAR

Beiser, Vince

Summary: The gripping story of the most important overlooked commodity in the world -- sand -- and the crucial role it plays in our lives. After water and air, sand is the natural resource that we consume more than any other -- even more than oil. Every concrete building and paved road on Earth, every computer screen and silicon chip, is made from sand. From Egypt's pyramids to the Hubble telescope,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2018

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Summary: Transcendent Man explores the theories of inventor, futurist, and best selling author Ray Kurzweil (The Singularity Is Near), who predicts that in the not-so-distant future, the science fiction behind The Terminator, Blade Runner, Total Recall, The Matrix, and I Robot will become science fact. The film follows Kurzweil as he journeys the world sharing his mind-bending vision of a future in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama Films 2011

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TRA

Colvile, Robert

Summary: Colvile inspects the various ways in which the pace of life in our society is increasing and examines the evolutionary science behind our need for constant acceleration, as well as why it's unlikely we'll be able to slow down--or even want to.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury USA 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 153 COL

Summary: Koyaanisqatsi is a Hopi Indian word meaning variously: crazy life, life in turmoil, life disintegrating, life out of balance (the subtitle for this film), and a state of life that calls for another way of life. Presented by Francis Ford Coppola, this creation of director Godfrey Reggio, cinematographer Ron Fricke, and composer Philip Glass seems to flash by your eyes but lingers in your mind.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2002

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 303.44 DVD Koyaanisqatsi 2002

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC KOY

Summary: "This film calls into question everything we think we know about contemporary society. By juxtaposing images of ancient cultures with those of modern life, Powaqqatsi masterfully portrays the human cost of progress."

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2002

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC POW

Popova, Maria

Summary: "Figuring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figures across four centuries, beginning with the astronomer Johannes Kepler, who discovered the laws of planetary motion, and ending with the marine biologist and author Rachel Carson, who catalyzed the environmental movement. Stretching between these...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2019

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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

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

Eiseley, Loren C.

Summary: "A modern Thoreau explores the mysteries of the universe."--publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library Of America 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 EIS

Eiseley, Loren C.

Summary: "A paleontologist with the spirit of a poet."--publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library Of America 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 EIS

Summary: In this cinematic concert - the concluding film of the Qatsi Trilogy preceded by Koyaanisqatsi (Life out of balance), and Powaqqatsi (Life in transformation) - images reanimated from everyday reality, then visually altered with state-of-the-art digital techniques, chronicle the shift from a world organized by the principles of nature to one dominated by technology, the synthetic and the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment 2003

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC NAQ

Summary: "Fascinated by the role technology played in transforming our lives, one of the twentieth century's most famous intellectuals realized, with stunning accuracy, the impact the digital age would have on our social, spiritual, economic and ideological selves. 'The global village' and 'the medium is the message' are among the most quoted phrases of our time. Now, twenty years after his death, in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: National Film Board of Canada 2003

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MCL

Friedman, Thomas L.

Summary: A field guide to the twenty-first century, written by one of its most celebrated observers. Thomas L. Friedman shows that society has entered an age of dizzying acceleration, and explains how to live in it.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Macmillan Audio 2016

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 303 FRI

McKibben, Bill

4 holds on 1 copy

Summary: Bill McKibben’s groundbreaking book The End of Nature -- issued in dozens of languages and long regarded as a classic -- was the first book to alert us to global warming. But the danger is broader than that: even as climate change shrinks the space where our civilization can exist, new technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics threaten to bleach away the variety of human...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2019

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Vajk, J. Peter

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Peace Press 1978

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909.83 VAJ

Summary: For centuries, the residents of the underground City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights and quiet contentment. But when the City's massive power generator begins to fail, the streetlamps fade - along with the hopes of the townspeople. Now it will be up to two courageous teenagers to follow a trail of clues left by the ancient builders to find the way out of Ember...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD FIC CIT

Florida, Richard L.

Summary: "Millions of Americans are beginning to work and live the way creative people like artists and scientists always have - and as a result our values and tastes, our personal relationships, our choices of where to live, and even our sense and use of time, are changing. Leading the shift are the nearly 38 million Americans in many diverse fields who create for a living - the Creative Class. The...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 153.35 FLO

Summary: People are living their lives remotely from the safety of their own homes via robotic surrogates--sexy, physically perfect mechanical representations of themselves. It's an ideal world where crime, pain, fear and consequences don't exist. When the first murder in years jolts this utopia, FBI agent Greer discovers a vast conspiracy behind the surrogate phenomenon and must abandon his own...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone Home Entertainment 2010

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1 available in Science Fiction DVDs, Call number: DVD SCI-FI SUR

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD SUR

Crace, Jim.

Summary: This story is about America two hundred years in the future, a future without technology.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2007

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC CRA

Modesitt, L. E.

Summary: The lives and fates of three civilizations separated in time become intertwined as the forces behind an indestructible and massive canal 2,000 miles long and spanning the mid-continent of Earth react to a plot to overthrow the world government, and three teams of scientists find their lives changed beyond belief.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tor 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOD

Itō, Jōichi

Summary: "The future," as the author William Gibson once noted, "is already here. It's just unevenly distributed." WHIPLASH is a postcard from that future.The world is more complex and volatile today than at any other time in our history. The tools of our modern existence are getting faster, cheaper, and smaller at an exponential rate, just as billions of strangers around the world are suddenly just one...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 304 ITO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 304 ITO

Lewis, E. E. (Elmer Eugene)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Prometheus Books 2004

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

Ridley, Matt

Summary: "The New York Times bestselling author of The Rational Optimist and Genome returns with a fascinating, brilliant argument for evolution that definitively dispels a dangerous, widespread myth: that we can command and control our world.The Evolution of Everything is about bottom-up order and its enemy, the top-down twitch--the endless fascination human beings have for design rather than...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2015

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

Friedman, Thomas L.

1 hold on 5 copies

Summary: Friedman discusses how the key to understanding the 21st century is understanding that the planet's three largest forces -- Moore's law (technology), the market (globalization) and Mother Nature (climate change and biodiversity loss) -- are accelerating all at once. And these accelerations are transforming the five key realms: the workplace, politics, geopolitics, ethics, and community....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 303 FRI

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 303 FRI

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 303.48 FRI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 303.48 Friedman 2016