Das Jahrhundert der Entscheidung

Author: Magalio II
Publisher: tredition
ISBN: 3849551814
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Die atemberaubende Geschwindigkeit mit der sich unsere Welt verändert, und die gravierenden Entwicklungen, die sich bereits in der ersten Dekade des einundzwanzigsten Jahrhunderts abzeichneten, werfen viele Fragen auf und verunsichern uns. Wie geht es jetzt weiter? Was kommt auf uns zu? Und sind wir dafür vorbereitet? Diese Fragen wurden während der Menschheitsgeschichte sicherlich unzählige Male gestellt, aber nie so dringlich wie heute.Dieses Buch soll den Lesern einen Blick in die Zukunft dieses alles entscheidenden einundzwanzigsten Jahrhunderts ermöglichen und die Chancen und Gefahren aufzeigen. Gleichzeitig wird die Leichtfertigkeit, mit der die Menschen mit unserem Planeten, der Natur und letztendlich mit sich selbst umgehen, aufgezeigt. Die Brisanz der gegenwärtigen Entwicklung und ihre Wirkung auf die Zukunft werden behandelt. Durch viele Recherchen und Auswertungen zahlreicher internationaler und regionaler Veröffentlichungen, Berichte und Statistiken wird hier ein Bild unserer Welt in diesem Jahrhundert so real wie möglich dargestellt. Dabei wird die Erde als eine sich stets weiter entwickelnde lebendige Einheit angesehen, in der jede Lebensform und jedes Naturphänomen ein Teil dieses Ganzen bildet und es beeinflusst. In der neuen globalen Gemeinschaft sind wir alle unweigerlich ein Teil dieser Evolution und haben die gleiche Mission und die gleiche Verantwortung für die Zukunft unseres Planeten.Die Erde hat uns immer viel gegeben. Jetzt ist sie nahe an ihren Grenzen gekommen und der Mensch ist an der Reihe seine Gegenleistung zu erbringen, nachdem er von Anfang an immer genommen und geerntet hat, immer auf mehr Wachstum aus gewesen war, und das bis zum heutigen Tag in diesem Jahrhundert, das ich als das Jahrhundert der Entscheidung über die Zukunft der Menschheit ansehe.Dieses Buch erhebt auf Grund der Komplexität der Materie, auf keinen Fall den Anspruch auf Vollständigkeit oder Präzision einer wissenschaftlichen Studie mit langfristigen statistischen Modellen. Es soll vielmehr zum Nach- und Umdenken anregen, und ist zwecks besserer Veranschaulichung in einer vereinfachten Form gehalten.

No Is Not Enough

Author: Naomi Klein
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1608468917
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A road map to resistance in the Trump era from internationally acclaimed activist and bestselling author Naomi Klein. "This book is a toolkit to help understand how we arrived at this surreal political moment, how to keep it from getting a lot worse, and how, if we keep our heads, we can flip the script and seize the opportunity to make things a whole lot better in a time of urgent need. A toolkit for shock-resistance." --Naomi Klein, from the Preface The election of Donald Trump is a dangerous escalation in a world of cascading crises. Trump's vision--a radical deregulation of the U.S. economy in the interest of corporations, an all-out war on "radical Islamic terrorism," and a sweeping aside of climate science to unleash a domestic fossil fuel frenzy--will generate wave after wave of crises and shocks, to the economy, to national security, to the environment. In No Is Not Enough, Naomi Klein explains that Trump, extreme as he is, is not an aberration but a logical extension of the worst and most dangerous trends of the past half-century. In exposing the malignant forces behind Trump's rise, she puts forward a bold vision for a mass movement to counter rising militarism, nationalism, and corporatism in the U.S. and around the world. Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the international bestsellers No Logo, The Shock Doctrine, and most recently This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. In 2017 she joined The Intercept as Senior Correspondent.

I Hate the Internet

Author: Jarett Kobek
Publisher: Serpent's Tale
ISBN: 9781781257623
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In New York in the middle of the twentieth century, comic book companies figured out how to make millions from comics without paying their creators anything. In San Francisco at the start of the twenty-first century, tech companies figured out how to make millions from online abuse without paying its creators anything. In the 1990s, Adeline drew a successful comic book series that ended up making her kind-of famous. In 2013, Adeline aired some unfashionable opinions that made their way onto the Internet. The reaction of the Internet, being a tool for making millions in advertising revenue from online abuse, was predictable. The reaction of the Internet, being part of a culture that hates women, was to send Adeline messages like 'Drp slut ... hope u get gang rape.'Set in a San Francisco hollowed out by tech money, greed and rampant gentrification, I Hate the Internet is a savage indictment of the intolerable bullshit of unregulated capitalism and an uproarious, hilarious but above all furious satire of our Internet Age.

My Love Story

Author: Tina Turner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501198262
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Tina Turner—the long-reigning queen of rock & roll and living legend—sets the record straight about her illustrious career and complicated personal life in this eye-opening and compelling memoir. From her early years in Nutbush, Tennessee to her rise to fame alongside Ike Turner to her phenomenal success in the 1980s and beyond, Tina candidly examines her personal history, from her darkest hours to her happiest moments and everything in between. My Love Story is an explosive and inspiring story of a woman who dared to break any barriers put in her way. Emphatically showcasing Tina’s signature blend of strength, energy, heart, and soul, this is a gorgeously wrought memoir as enthralling and moving as any of her greatest hits.

Life 3 0

Author: Max Tegmark
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101946601
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New York Times Best Seller How will Artificial Intelligence affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society and our very sense of being human? The rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more than any other technology—and there’s nobody better qualified or situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor who’s helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial. How can we grow our prosperity through automation without leaving people lacking income or purpose? What career advice should we give today’s kids? How can we make future AI systems more robust, so that they do what we want without crashing, malfunctioning or getting hacked? Should we fear an arms race in lethal autonomous weapons? Will machines eventually outsmart us at all tasks, replacing humans on the job market and perhaps altogether? Will AI help life flourish like never before or give us more power than we can handle? What sort of future do you want? This book empowers you to join what may be the most important conversation of our time. It doesn’t shy away from the full range of viewpoints or from the most controversial issues—from superintelligence to meaning, consciousness and the ultimate physical limits on life in the cosmos.

Land of the Sons

Author: Gipi
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 1683960777
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This is a dystopic coming-of-age graphic novel about two brothers trying to discover the secret of their father’s diary. Two pre-adolescent brothers scavenge a post-apocalyptic landscape for anything that might help each other and their father exist for one more day. Although their survival hangs in the balance, the boys are obsessed with only one thing―the diary their father keeps. They’ve never been taught to read or write, but they have a hunch that the scribbles might answer their questions. Land of the Sons is Gipi’s most artistically accomplished work to date.

Presenting the Past

Author: Jeffrey Prager
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674042360
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Psychology is the dogma of our age; psychotherapy is our means of self-understanding; and "repressed memory" is now a universally familiar form of trauma. Jeffrey Prager, who is both a sociologist and a psychoanalyst, explores the degree to which we manifest the cliches of our culture in our most private recollections. At the core of "Presenting the Past" is the dramatic and troubling case of a woman who during the course of her analysis began to recall scenes of her own childhood sexual abuse. Later the patient came to believe that the trauma she remembered as a physical violation might have been an emotional violation and that she had composed a memory out of present and past relationships. But what was accurate and true? And what evidence could be persuasive and valuable? Could the analyst trust either her convictions or his own? Using this case and others, Prager explores the nature of memory and its relation to the interpersonal, therapeutic, and cultural worlds in which remembering occurs. Synthesizing research from social science, psychoanalysis, neuroscience, and cognitive psychology, Prager uses clinical examples to argue more generally that our memories are never simple records of events, but constantly evolving constructions, affected by contemporary culture as well as by our own private lives. He demonstrates the need that sociology has for the insights of psychoanalysis, and the need that psychoanalysis has for the insights of sociology.

The Golden House

Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0399592814
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A modern American epic set against the panorama of contemporary politics and culture—a hurtling, page-turning mystery that is equal parts The Great Gatsby and The Bonfire of the Vanities On the day of Barack Obama’s inauguration, an enigmatic billionaire from foreign shores takes up residence in the architectural jewel of “the Gardens,” a cloistered community in New York’s Greenwich Village. The neighborhood is a bubble within a bubble, and the residents are immediately intrigued by the eccentric newcomer and his family. Along with his improbable name, untraceable accent, and unmistakable whiff of danger, Nero Golden has brought along his three adult sons: agoraphobic, alcoholic Petya, a brilliant recluse with a tortured mind; Apu, the flamboyant artist, sexually and spiritually omnivorous, famous on twenty blocks; and D, at twenty-two the baby of the family, harboring an explosive secret even from himself. There is no mother, no wife; at least not until Vasilisa, a sleek Russian expat, snags the septuagenarian Nero, becoming the queen to his king—a queen in want of an heir. Our guide to the Goldens’ world is their neighbor René, an ambitious young filmmaker. Researching a movie about the Goldens, he ingratiates himself into their household. Seduced by their mystique, he is inevitably implicated in their quarrels, their infidelities, and, indeed, their crimes. Meanwhile, like a bad joke, a certain comic-book villain embarks upon a crass presidential run that turns New York upside-down. Set against the strange and exuberant backdrop of current American culture and politics, The Golden House also marks Salman Rushdie’s triumphant and exciting return to realism. The result is a modern epic of love and terrorism, loss and reinvention—a powerful, timely story told with the daring and panache that make Salman Rushdie a force of light in our dark new age. Praise for The Golden House “If you read a lot of fiction, you know that every once in a while you stumble upon a book that transports you, telling a story full of wonder and leaving you marveling at how it ever came out of the author’s head. The Golden House is one of those books. . . . [It] tackles more than a handful of universal truths while feeling wholly original.”—The Associated Press “The Golden House . . . ranks among Rushdie’s most ambitious and provocative books [and] displays the quicksilver wit and playful storytelling of Rushdie’s best work.”—USA Today “[The Golden House] is a recognizably Rushdie novel in its playfulness, its verbal jousting, its audacious bravado, its unapologetic erudition, and its sheer, dazzling brilliance.”—The Boston Globe

Oral Tradition as History

Author: Jan M. Vansina
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299102135
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Jan Vansina’s 1961 book, Oral Tradition, was hailed internationally as a pioneering work in the field of ethno-history. Originally published in French, it was translated into English, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, and Hungarian. Reviewers were unanimous in their praise of Vansina’s success in subjecting oral traditions to intense functional analysis. Now, Vansina—with the benefit of two decades of additional thought and research—has revised his original work substantially, completely rewriting some sections and adding much new material. The result is an essentially new work, indispensable to all students and scholars of history, anthropology, folklore, and ethno-history who are concerned with the transmission and potential uses of oral material. “Those embarking on the challenging adventure of historical fieldwork with an oral community will find the book a valuable companion, filled with good practical advice. Those who already have collected bodies of oral material, or who strive to interpret and analyze that collected by others, will be forced to subject their own methodological approaches to a critical reexamination in the light of Vansina’s thoughtful and provocative insights. . . . For the second time in a quarter of a century, we are profoundly in the debt of Jan Vansina.”—Research in African Literatures “Oral Traditions as History is an essential addition to the basic literature of African history.”—American Historical Review


Author: Joep van Lieshout
ISBN: 9781900829267
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the albion gallery, london presents a large show of ink on canvas drawings made by joep van lieshout, the founder of atelier van lieshout, along with several large models, made by atelier van lieshout. the show is all about life and work in slavecity, a dystopian metropolis. joep van lieshout has been developing this project since 2005.together with the exhibition a publication of new and recent drawings of joep van lieshout will be presented. it is the first publication of drawings of joep van lieshout (19 color and 64 b&w illustrations). the book features a conversation between joep van lieshout and winy maas, architect and one of the founders of architect office MVRDV, based in rotterdam.