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core futures book list - table of contents

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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 our book recommendation form. IF @ AACC extends sincere thanks to Ed Cornish, Jeff Cornish of WFS; AACC Librarians, Cindy Steinhoff, Marisin Isabel Dixon and Louise Greene; contributors on the IF Advisory Team and Ms. Barbara Parker and Ms. Robin Potter.

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    101 Creative Problem Solving Techniques: The Handbook for New Ideas for Business

    1984 Nineteen eighty-four, a novel

    America: Moving Ahead. 

    Architecture for the Future

    Brave New World

    Comprehensive Planning for the 21st Century: General Theory and Principles.

    Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge

    Contemporary Futurist Thought: Science Fiction, Future Studies, and Theories and Visions of the Future in the Last Century

    Five Regions of the Future: Preparing your Business for Tomorrow's Technology Revolution 
    Foresight, Innovation and Strategy: Toward a Wiser Future.

    Foundations of Futures Studies: Human Science for a New Era.  Volume 1: History, Purposes, and Knowledge.  Volume 2: Values, Objectivity, and the Good Society.

    Futurewise Six Faces of Global Change

    Futuristics: Looking Ahead. 

    Futuring: The Exploration of the Future

    Global Environment Outlook 3: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives

    High Noon: Twenty Global Problems, Twenty Years to Solve Them

    Impacts of Changing Employment: If the Good Jobs  Go Away.

    Moral Courage Taking Action When Your Values are Put to the Test

    Moving On: Far Ahead 

    New Dimensions in Women's Health Third Edition  

    Optimizing The Magic of Your Mind  

    Outgrowing the Earth: The Food Security Challenge in an Age of Falling Water Tables and Rising Temperatures

    Paradigms: The Business of Discovering the Future

    Predicting the Future: An Introduction to the Theory of Forecasting.

    Profiles of the Future: An Inquiry into the Limits of the Possible

    Reaching for the Future, Vol. 1

    Rooted in Place: Family and Belonging in a Southern Black

    Soul of A Citizen, Living with Conviction in a Cynical Time  

    The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence

    The Coming of Post Industrial Society: A Venture in Social Forecasting

    The Extreme Future 

    The Forward-Focused Organization: Visionary Thinking and Breakthrough Leadership to Create Your Company’s Future.

    The Future Factor: The Five Forces Transforming Our Lives and Shaping Human Destiny

    The Future is Ours: Foreseeing, Managing and Creating the Future.

    The Idea of Progress

    The Next Fifty Years in Science: Science in the First Half of the Twenty-First Century

    The Pattern of Expectation, 1644-2001.

    The Progress Paradox: How Life Gets Better While People Feel Worse

    The Rise of the Creative Class

    The Systems View of the World: A Holistic Vision for Our Time (Advances in Systems Theory, Complexity, and the Human Sciences)

    The Utopian Reader

    The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems 

    The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty First Century

    The Year 2000: A Framework for Speculation on the Next Thirty-Three Years.

    UN-Private House

    Utopian Thinking in Sociology: Creating the Good Society.

    Viable Utopian Ideas: Shaping a Better World.

    Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century

    Winner Takes All : Exceptional People Teach us How to Find Career and Personal Success in the 21st Century.