Shrinking the Technosphere

Getting a Grip on Technologies That Limit Our Autonomy, Self-Sufficiency and Freedom

Shrinking the Technosphere

Making wise individual choices about technology use may just be the way it really saves us

Toward Self-Sufficiency

A Community for a Transition Period

Toward Self-Sufficiency

George Hunt spent more than fifty years as a community planner and landscape architect. This included hands-on work in impoverished and low-income areas which helped him understand the dynamics that hold us back from achieving self-sufficiency. In this book, he outlines a sustainable community project that seeks to solve social problems that most community planners overlook. The pilot project includes numerous ways to make communities self-sufficient, and while it’s geared for those in middle- and lower-income brackets, anyone can use its concepts. He explains how multiple-purpose buildings can be used to house a diversity of people, ways to launch a business within the community by collaborating and sharing with others, how to obtain a vocational work/study program offered on site, and more. The book is also a reference manual on transition community design, creating a purpose, the meaning of happiness, sustainable agricultural practices, how to live without stuff, and how to reduce anxiety and depression.

A Literary History of the American West

A Literary History of the American West

Literary histories, of course, do not have a reason for being unless there exists the literature itself. This volume, perhaps more than others of its kind, is an expression of appreciation for the talented and dedicated literary artists who ignored the odds, avoided temptations to write for popularity or prestige, and chose to write honestly about the American West, believing that experiences long knowns to be of historical importance are also experiences that need and deserve a literature of importance.

The Anthropocenic Turn

The Interplay between Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Responses to a New Age

The Anthropocenic Turn

This interdisciplinary volume discusses whether the increasing salience of the Anthropocene concept in the humanities and the social sciences constitutes an "Anthropocenic turn." The Anthropocene discourse creates novel conceptual configurations and enables scholars to re-negotiate and re-contextualize long-established paradigms, premises, theories and methodologies. These innovative constellations stimulate fresh research in many areas of thought and practice. The contributors to this volume respond to the proposition of an "Anthropocene turn" from the perspective of diverse research fields, including history of science, philosophy, environmental humanities and political science as well as literary, art and media studies. Altogether, the collection reveals to which extent the Anthropocene concept challenges deep-seated assumptions across disciplines. It invites readers to explore the wealth of scholarly perspectives on the Anthropocene as well as unexpected inter- and transdisciplinary connections.

Sustainability

A Way to Abundance

Sustainability

The book describes mechanisms whereby the Earth naturally thrives towards energy and resources abundance and how unsustainable industrial practices alter this trend. The role of technology in addressing sustainably mankind demand for affluence reversing the environmental damage are illustrated along with the feasibility of the related economics.

Fresh Wisdom

Breakthrough to Enlightenment

Fresh Wisdom

The authors of Fresh Wisdom show no mercy as they expose and obliterate commonly accepted deceptions and delusions.This controversial manuscript, 30 years in the making, is timely advice for those who realize 'things are not as they seem'. Fresh Wisdom provides powerful principles and strategies for making sense of life in a senseless world, enabling you to find your life purpose. This book is not for the faint-hearted.

Ecology

The Shaping Enquiry: a Course Given at the Institute of Contemporary Arts

Ecology


Poland

Poland