Topic: "Culture & Society"

Insight into the development (past and future) of cultures, values, and ethics. Content that examines the meaning of ‘human nature’ and our relationships with each other and the environment.

A Short History of Progress

A Short History of Progress

Ronald Wright
Each time history repeats itself, the cost goes up. The twentieth century—a time of unprecedented progress—has produced a tremendous strain on the very elements that comprise life itself: This raises the key question of the twenty-first century: How much longer can this go on?

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A New Green History of the World: The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations

A New Green History of the World: The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations

Clive Ponting
With an argument of urgent relevance to our modern society, A Green History of the World offers a provocative and illuminating view of human history and its relationship to the environment.

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A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster

A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster

Rebecca Solnit
A startling investigation of what people do in disasters and why it matters: Why is it that in the aftermath of a disaster- whether manmade or natural-people suddenly become altruistic, resourceful, and brave? What makes the newfound communities and purpose many find in […]

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Social Change 2.0: A Blueprint for Reinventing Our World

Social Change 2.0: A Blueprint for Reinventing Our World

David Gershon
If change is the mantra of our moment in history, Social Change 2.0 may be poised to become its bible. Drawing on his three decades in the trenches of large-scale societal transformation, David Gershon described by the United Nations as a graceful revolutionary, offers an original and comprehensive roadmap to bring about fundamental change in our world.

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