The Future in Plain Sight

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The Future in Plain Sight by Eugene Linden
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Jan 29, 2002 | 304 Pages

  • Paperback $19.00

    Jan 29, 2002 | 304 Pages

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“A very important book…provocative…A lucidly written guide to the near future.”
—Edward O. Wilson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Consilience

“May be the most important book of the decade.”
—Denver Rocky Mountain News

“A highly interesting look at things, not so much as they will be, but as they might become.”
—The Orlando Sentinel

“A novel and interesting way of looking at world events.”
—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Linden brings wide learning, acute judgement, and great imagination to his evaluation of destabilizing forces. His close-grained, evocative descriptions of possible futures in specific places suggest more about where we may actually be headed than any other book I know.”
William Finnegan, author of Cold New World: Growing Up in a Harder Country

Table Of Contents

Part I: Nine Clues to the Future
1. Hot-Tempered Markets
2. Karachi and Curitiba
3. No “Vent for Surplus”
4. The Ubiquitous Wage Gap
5. A Warning from the Ice
6. A Biosphere in Disarray
7. Living with Limits: A Preview
8. Infectious Disease Resurgent
9. The Rise of the True Believers
10. Looking Forward
Part II: Scenes from 2050
11. London: The Vicars of Finance
12. The Philippines: Ruin, Rice, and Rebirth
13. California: The Fog Lifts
14. Oaxaca, Mexico: The Poorest Find a Way
15. New York City: Advertising Adapts
16. Central Africa: Nature Out of Balance
17. Kansas: Trouble on the Farm
18. Antarctica Stirs
Part III: The Case for Instability
The Case for Instability
Afterword to the Plume Edition

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