A World After Climate Change and Culture-Shift

Editors: Norwine, Jim (Ed.)

  • Explains climate-change and culture-shift and how their effects, and our responses to them, will transform Earth and humankind into the 22nd-century (c.2100)
  • Presents a one-of-a-kind vision of our current age as a “hinge” or axial century, one driven by the most radical combined change of nature and culture since the rise of agriculture at the end of the last Ice Age
  • Designed to accessibly and objectively share with the reader what we know at a state-of-the-science level: seeks to advance understanding rather than advocate any particular agenda
  • Imagines a future after world circa 2100   
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About this book

In this book, an international team of environmental and social scientists explain two powerful current change-engines and how their effects, and our responses to them, will transform Earth and humankind into the 22nd-century (c.2100).
This book begins by detailing the current state of knowledge about these two ongoing, accelerating and potentially world-transforming changes: climate change, in the form of global warming, and a profound emerging shift of normative cultural condition toward the assumptions and values often associated with so-called postmodernity, such as tolerance, diversity, self-referentiality, and dubiety replaced with certainty. Next, the contributors imagine, explain and debate the most likely consequent transformations of human and natural ecologies and economies that will take place by the end of the 21st-century.
In 16 compellingly original, provocative and readable chapters, A World after Climate Change and Culture-Shift presents a one-of-a-kind vision of our current age as a “hinge” or axial century, one driven by the most radical combined change of nature and culture since the rise of agriculture at the end of the last Ice Age some 10 millennia ago. This book is highly recommended to scholars and students of the environmental and social sciences, as well as to all readers interested in how changes in nature and culture will work together to reshape our world and ourselves.
"I cannot think of a book more geared to advancing the art and science of geography." - Yi-Fu Tuan, J. K. Wright and Vilas Professor Emeritus of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Outstanding," "unique," and "exceptional timeliness of topic and ambition ofvision". - Richard Marston, University Distinguished Professor, Kansas State University; past president, Association of American Geographers

Reviews

“This book was nominated for the American Association of Geographers Meridian Award by Dick Marston, past president of the organization, so it has instant authority and is worthy of widespread attention. … The book offers a diverse array of views, opinions, and predictions of what the future will be like as climates continue to change and cultures continue to shift.” (Kent M. McGregor, The AAG Review of Books, Vol. 4 (2), 2016)

“This book gives readers a speculative but extensively referenced picture of what the Earth and its human populations may be like 100 years from now. … About half the book deals with physical descriptions, maps, and graphic data on global regions … . Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students/faculty.” (F. T. Manheim, Choice, Vol. 51 (9), May, 2014)


“I cannot think of a book more geared to advancing the art and science of geography.” (Yi-Fu Tuan, J. K. Wright and Vilas Professor Emeritus of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

“Outstanding, … unique, … exceptional timeliness of topic and ambition of vision.” (Richard Marston, University Distinguished Professor, Kansas State University; past president, Association of American Geographers) <

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction: Imagining the Unimaginable

    Norwine, Jim

    Pages 1-11

  • Estrangement: A Beginner’s Guide to the Strangeness of the World

    Smith, Jonathan M.

    Pages 15-23

  • Global Climate Change

    North, Gerald R.

    Pages 25-42

  • An Evolving Worldview: Culture-Shift in University Students

    Bruner, Michael S. (et al.)

    Pages 43-62

  • Field Notes from the Future: Environmental Conditions at Four Localities in 2100

    Jennings, Michael

    Pages 67-87

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eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-7352-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
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  • Due: October 7, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-017-7799-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A World After Climate Change and Culture-Shift
Editors
  • Jim Norwine
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7353-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7353-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7352-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7799-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 410
Topics