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The Resource How to thrive in the next economy : designing tomorrow's world today, John Thackara

How to thrive in the next economy : designing tomorrow's world today, John Thackara

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How to thrive in the next economy : designing tomorrow's world today
Title
How to thrive in the next economy
Title remainder
designing tomorrow's world today
Statement of responsibility
John Thackara
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
John Thackara has spent a lifetime roving the globe in search of design that serves human needs in a sustainable way. He believes that in our eagerness to find technological solutions to the big challenges faced by the human race, we have all too often ignored the astonishing creativity generated when people work together and in harmony with the world around them. Drawing on an inspiring range of examples, from a temple-led water management system in Bali that dates back hundreds of years to an innovative e-bike collective in Vienna, Thackara shows that below the radar of the mainstream media there are global communities creating a replacement economy from the ground up. Through a series of chapters each devoted to essential human concerns, he demonstrates that it is possible to live a rich and fulfilling life based on stewardship rather than exploitation of the natural environment. Ultimately optimistic, Thackara believes that through a huge variety of quiet, piecemeal changes of thought and action, we are coming to a tipping point: the end of one civilization but the beginning of another
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thackara, John
Dewey number
  • 338.9/27
  • 330
Index
index present
LC call number
HC79.E5
LC item number
T4732 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmental economics
  • Sustainable development
  • Sustainable design
  • Environmental policy
Label
How to thrive in the next economy : designing tomorrow's world today, John Thackara
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-184) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Changing : from do less harm, to leave things better -- Grounding : from heal the soil, to think like a forest -- Waterkeeping : from harvest the rain, to river recovery -- Dwelling : from depave the city, to pollinator pathways -- Feeding : from social farming, to food as a commons -- Clothing : from dirt to shirt, and soil to skin -- Moving : from two wheeled freight, to cloud commuting -- Caring : from cure to care, from me to we -- Commoning : from social money, to the art of hosting -- Knowing : from ways of seeing, to ways of acting
Control code
18569926
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780500518083
Lccn
2015938380
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
How to thrive in the next economy : designing tomorrow's world today, John Thackara
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-184) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Changing : from do less harm, to leave things better -- Grounding : from heal the soil, to think like a forest -- Waterkeeping : from harvest the rain, to river recovery -- Dwelling : from depave the city, to pollinator pathways -- Feeding : from social farming, to food as a commons -- Clothing : from dirt to shirt, and soil to skin -- Moving : from two wheeled freight, to cloud commuting -- Caring : from cure to care, from me to we -- Commoning : from social money, to the art of hosting -- Knowing : from ways of seeing, to ways of acting
Control code
18569926
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780500518083
Lccn
2015938380
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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