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Commanding hope : the power we have to renew a world in peril  Cover Image Book Book

Commanding hope : the power we have to renew a world in peril / Thomas Homer-Dixon.

Summary:

"Calling on history, cutting-edge research, complexity science and even Lord of the Rings, Homer-Dixon lays out the tools we can command to rescue a world on the brink. For three decades, the renowned author of The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization, and The Ingenuity Gap: Can We Solve the Problems of the Future?, has examined the threats to our future security--predicting a deteriorating global environment, extreme economic stresses, mass migrations, social instability and wide political violence if humankind continued on its current course. He was called The Doom Meister, but we now see how prescient he was. Today just about everything we've known and relied on (our natural environment, economy, societies, cultures and institutions) is changing dramatically--too often for the worse. Without radical new approaches, our planet will become unrecognizable as well as poorer, more violent, more authoritarian. In his fascinating long-awaited new book (dedicated to his young children), he calls on his extraordinary knowledge of complexity science, of how societies work and can evolve, and of our capacity to handle threats, to show that we can shift human civilization onto a decisively new path if we mobilize our minds, spirits, imaginations and collective values. Commanding Hope marshals a fascinating, accessible argument for reinvigorating our cognitive strengths and belief systems to affect urgent systemic change, strengthen our economies and cultures, and renew our hope in a positive future for everyone on Earth."-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780307363169
  • ISBN: 0307363163
  • Physical Description: 451 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2020.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject: Environmental responsibility.
Creative ability.
Social change.

Available copies

  • 10 of 11 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.

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  • 0 current holds with 11 total copies.
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