pular para conteúdo
Too much magic : wishful thinking, technology, and the fate of the nation Ver prévia deste item
FecharVer prévia deste item
Checando...

Too much magic : wishful thinking, technology, and the fate of the nation

Autor: James Howard Kunstler
Editora: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2012.
Edição/Formato   Livro : Inglês : 1st edVer todas as edições e formatos
Base de Dados:WorldCat
Resumo:
""Too Much Magic" is what Kunstler sees in the bright visions of a future world dreamed up by optimistic souls who believe technology will solve all our problems. In Too Much Magic, Kunstler articulates a number of issues relating to the unsustainability of our high-energy lifestyle, including: The pernicious cult of "Happy Motoring" and our desire to preserve an ailing and backwards automotive industry at all  Ler mais...
Classificação:

(ainda não classificado) 0 com críticas - Seja o primeiro.

Assuntos
Mais como este

 

Encontrar uma cópia na biblioteca

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Encontrando bibliotecas que possuem este item...

Detalhes

Tipo de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: James Howard Kunstler
ISBN: 080212030X 9780802120304
Número OCLC: 778630896
Notas: "Published simultaneously in Canada"--Title page verso.
Descrição: 245 pages ; 24 cm
Conteúdos: Where we're at --
Farewell to the drive-in utopia --
Cities of the future : yesterday's tomorrow or tomorrow's yesterday? --
The dangers of techno-narcissism, or, Frankenstein release 2.0, how Ray Kurzweil's singularity aims to replace the old god with a new and improved version --
The futility of party politics in the long emergency --
Going broke the hard way : the end of Wall Street --
The energy specter : oil and gas, alternative energy, and waiting for Santa Claus --
Insults to the planet and the planet's reply --
Social relations and the dilemmas of difference --
Coda : a systematic misunderstanding of reality.
Outros Títulos: Wishful thinking, technology, and the fate of the nation
Responsabilidade: James Howard Kunstler.
Mais informações:

Resumo:

""Too Much Magic" is what Kunstler sees in the bright visions of a future world dreamed up by optimistic souls who believe technology will solve all our problems. In Too Much Magic, Kunstler articulates a number of issues relating to the unsustainability of our high-energy lifestyle, including: The pernicious cult of "Happy Motoring" and our desire to preserve an ailing and backwards automotive industry at all costs; The upcoming demise of suburbia and the mass migration and demographic shifts that will ensue; The inadequacy of both renewable energy sources and alternative fossil fuels such as biodiesel, tar sands, and shale oil and gas to make up the energy shortfall when our conventional sources of fuel dry; The effect of the continuing increase in global population even after resource shortfalls of oil and fossil fuels become acute; How the diminishing returns of technology collide with hypercomplexity to scuttle our wishes for an easy way out of our epochal predicaments. With vision and clarity of thought, and an antic, comic spirit, Kunstler argues that the time for magical thinking and hoping for miracles is over, and the time to begin preparing for the long emergency has begun."--Jacket.

Críticas

Críticas editoriais

Nielsen BookData

Praise for "Too Much Magic" "James Howard Kunstler's new much-publicized critique of humanity, Too Much Magic, predicts peak oil, the death of the automobile and the fall of the global economy as we Ler mais...

 
Críticas contribuídas por usuários
Recuperando críticas GoodReas...
Recuperando comentários DOGObooks

Etiquetas

Seja o primeiro.
Confirmar esta solicitação

Você já pode ter solicitado este item. Por favor, selecione Ok se gostaria de proceder com esta solicitação de qualquer forma.

Dados Ligados


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/778630896>
library:oclcnum"778630896"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:alternateName"Wishful thinking, technology, and the fate of the nation"@en
schema:bookEdition"1st ed."
schema:copyrightYear"2012"
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2012"
schema:description"""Too Much Magic" is what Kunstler sees in the bright visions of a future world dreamed up by optimistic souls who believe technology will solve all our problems. In Too Much Magic, Kunstler articulates a number of issues relating to the unsustainability of our high-energy lifestyle, including: The pernicious cult of "Happy Motoring" and our desire to preserve an ailing and backwards automotive industry at all costs; The upcoming demise of suburbia and the mass migration and demographic shifts that will ensue; The inadequacy of both renewable energy sources and alternative fossil fuels such as biodiesel, tar sands, and shale oil and gas to make up the energy shortfall when our conventional sources of fuel dry; The effect of the continuing increase in global population even after resource shortfalls of oil and fossil fuels become acute; How the diminishing returns of technology collide with hypercomplexity to scuttle our wishes for an easy way out of our epochal predicaments. With vision and clarity of thought, and an antic, comic spirit, Kunstler argues that the time for magical thinking and hoping for miracles is over, and the time to begin preparing for the long emergency has begun."--Jacket."@en
schema:description"Where we're at -- Farewell to the drive-in utopia -- Cities of the future : yesterday's tomorrow or tomorrow's yesterday? -- The dangers of techno-narcissism, or, Frankenstein release 2.0, how Ray Kurzweil's singularity aims to replace the old god with a new and improved version -- The futility of party politics in the long emergency -- Going broke the hard way : the end of Wall Street -- The energy specter : oil and gas, alternative energy, and waiting for Santa Claus -- Insults to the planet and the planet's reply -- Social relations and the dilemmas of difference -- Coda : a systematic misunderstanding of reality."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1082802196>
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Too much magic : wishful thinking, technology, and the fate of the nation"@en
schema:publication
schema:publisher
schema:publisher
schema:workExample
wdrs:describedby

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Por favor, conecte-se ao WorldCat 

Não tem uma conta? Você pode facilmente criar uma conta gratuita.