By Jim Norwine
This e-book starts via detailing the present kingdom of information approximately those ongoing, accelerating and in all probability world-transforming alterations: weather switch, within the type of international warming, and a profound rising shift of normative cultural towards the assumptions and values usually linked to so-called postmodernity, corresponding to tolerance, variety, self-referentiality, and dubiety changed with simple task. subsequent, the members think, clarify and debate the main most probably consequent changes of human and typical ecologies and economies that would occur via the tip of the 21st-century.
In sixteen compellingly unique, provocative and readable chapters, a global after weather switch and Culture-Shift offers a special imaginative and prescient of our present age as a “hinge” or axial century, one pushed by way of the main radical mixed swap of nature and tradition because the upward push of agriculture on the finish of the final Ice Age a few 10 millennia in the past. This publication is very instructed to students and scholars of the environmental and social sciences, in addition to to all readers attracted to how adjustments in nature and tradition will interact to reshape our international and ourselves.
"I can't give some thought to a publication extra geared to advancing the paintings and technology of geography." - Yi-Fu Tuan, J. okay. Wright and Vilas Professor Emeritus of Geography, collage of Wisconsin-Madison
"Outstanding," "unique," and "exceptional timeliness of subject and ambition ofvision". - Richard Marston, collage wonderful Professor, Kansas country college; prior president, organization of yank Geographers
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