Produced in partnership, the Institute for the Future @ AACC and the World Future Society present a set of core print materials. These titles are suggested as a basic set of library holdings. Of course, this is a dynamic list. Contributions for consideration to this list may be made on the book recommendation form. IF @ AACC extends sincere thanks to Ed Cornish, Jeff Cornish of WFS; AACC Librarians, Cindy Steinhoff and Louise Greene; contributors on the IF Advisory Team and Ms Barbara Parker and Ms Robin Potter.
Shostak, A. (2005)
Moving On: Far Ahead. A collection of fifteen original essays about likely developments in information technology, biotechnology, nanotechnology, space technology, and the major domestic challenges to making any progress in these critical matters (i.e. crime and punishment; income redistribution; social experiments; and a New Vision).
Shostak, A. (2004)
America: Moving Ahead. A collection of twelve original essays about the next ten years in work and careers on the domestic front, and globalization, foreign policy, and war and peace issues on the overseas front.
Shostak, A. (2004)
Futuristics: Looking Ahead. A collection of fourteen original essays about ideas and tools in long-range forecasting that can help a teenager better understand key choices ahead in both personal and public policy matters. Part of a series (see below) I am editor of entitled Tackling Tomorrow Today.
Shostak, A. (2003)
Viable Utopian Ideas: Shaping a Better World. (Armonk, NY: M.E.Sharpe). The first collection of 32 "how-to" essays by change agents busy making creative use of utopian thought on everyone's behalf.
Shostak, A. (2001)
Utopian Thinking in Sociology: Creating the Good Society. (Washington, D.C.: American Sociological Association). The first such volume ever offered by the ASA to its professional membership; over 40 original essays and references sources.
Shostak, A. (1996)
Impacts of Changing Employment: If the Good Jobs Go Away. (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.) An edited collection of 14 original essays exploring the potential of massive job loss and alternative public policy options before and after such an event.
UN Environment Programme (2002).
Global Environment Outlook 3: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives. Earthscan
Overview: The third state of the environment report from UNEP, with authoritative overviews of key areas and four scenarios for policy priorities to 2032. Contributor: Steele, AACC, Date Submitted: 5-03-04.
Wagner, Cynthia Ed. (2005)
Foresight, Innovation and Strategy: Toward a Wiser Future. Bethesda, MD: World Future Society.
Overview: The annual conference reader from the World Future Society 2005 Annual Meeting. Contributor: Steele, AACC, Date Submitted: 8-03-05.
Wilson, E.O. (1998).
Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. (ISBN: 679450777)
Overview: An important and compelling portrayal of the unity of knowledge among apparently disparate disciplines such as physics and biology, art and anthropology, neurochemistry and culture -- vital to the discussion of educational reform. Contributor: Robin Potter, AACC, Date Submitted: 5-03-06.
Zey, Michael G. (2000).
The Future Factor: The Five Forces Transforming Our Lives and Shaping Human Destiny. New York: McGraw-Hill
Overview: A general discussion of the human future, with emphasis on the new possibilities opened by emerging technology. Contributor: Jeff Cornish, WFS, Date Submitted: 5-03-05.