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The Resource Ingenuity gap, Thomas Homer-Dixon

Ingenuity gap, Thomas Homer-Dixon

Label
Ingenuity gap
Title
Ingenuity gap
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Homer-Dixon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Ingenuity Gap, Thomas Homer-Dixon asks: Is our world becoming too complex and fast-paced to manage? The challenges facing human societies - from international financial crises and global climate change to pandemics of tuberculosis and AIDS - converge, intertwine, and often remain largely beyond our understanding. Most of us suspect that the "experts" don't really know what's going on, and that we've released forces that are neither managed nor manageable. This is the "ingenuity gap," the term coined by Thomas Homer-Dixon, renowned political scientist and sometime adviser to the White House: the critical gap between our need for practical and innovative ideas to solve our complex problems and our actual supply of those ideas." "He shows us how, in today's world, while poor countries are particularly vulnerable to ingenuity gaps, our own rich countries are no longer immune, and we are all caught dangerously between a soaring requirement for ingenuity and an increasingly uncertain supply. As the gap widens, political disintegration and violent upheaval can result, reaching into our own economies and daily lives in subtle, unforeseen ways. He makes real the problems we face and suggests how we might overcome them - in our own lives, our thinking, our businesses, and our societies."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Homer-Dixon, Thomas F
Dewey number
303.48/33
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM846
LC item number
.H663 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Technology
  • Creative ability
  • Social change
Label
Ingenuity gap, Thomas Homer-Dixon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [403]-463) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How Are We Changing Our Relationship to the World? -- Careening into the Future -- Our New World -- The Big I -- Do We Need More Ingenuity to Solve the Problems of the Future? -- Complexities -- An Angry Beast -- Glimpsing the Abyss -- Unknown Unknowns -- Can We Supply the Ingenuity We Need? -- Brains and Ingenuity -- Ingenuity and Wealth -- Techno-Hubris -- White-Hot Landscapes -- What Does the Ingenuity Gap Mean for Our Future? -- Vegas -- Patna
Control code
44969346
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed., Alfred A. Knopf U.S. ed.
Extent
480 pages
Isbn
9780375401862
Lccn
00064904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Ingenuity gap, Thomas Homer-Dixon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [403]-463) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How Are We Changing Our Relationship to the World? -- Careening into the Future -- Our New World -- The Big I -- Do We Need More Ingenuity to Solve the Problems of the Future? -- Complexities -- An Angry Beast -- Glimpsing the Abyss -- Unknown Unknowns -- Can We Supply the Ingenuity We Need? -- Brains and Ingenuity -- Ingenuity and Wealth -- Techno-Hubris -- White-Hot Landscapes -- What Does the Ingenuity Gap Mean for Our Future? -- Vegas -- Patna
Control code
44969346
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed., Alfred A. Knopf U.S. ed.
Extent
480 pages
Isbn
9780375401862
Lccn
00064904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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