More from Less

More from Less

  • Author : Andrew McAfee
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 1982103590
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From the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller The Second Machine Age, a paradigm-shifting argument “full of fascinating information and provocative insights” (Publishers Weekly, starred review)—demonstrating that we are increasing prosperity while using fewer natural resources. Throughout history, the only way for humanity to grow was by degrading the Earth: chopping down forests, polluting the air and water, and endlessly using up resources. Since the first Earth Day in 1970, the focus has been on radically changing course: reducing our consumption, tightening our belts, and learning to share and reuse. Is that argument correct? Absolutely not. In More from Less, McAfee argues that to solve our ecological problems we should do the opposite of what a decade of conventional wisdom suggests. Rather than reduce and conserve, we should rely on the cost-consciousness built into capitalism and the streamlining miracles of technology to create a more efficient world. America—a large, high-tech country that accounts for about 25% of the global economy—is now generally using less of most resources year after year, even as its economy and population continue to grow. What’s more, the US is polluting the air and water less, emitting fewer greenhouse gases, and replenishing endangered animal populations. And, as McAfee shows, America is not alone. Other countries are also transforming themselves in fundamental ways. What has made this turnabout possible? One thing, primarily: the collaboration between technology and capitalism, although good governance and public awareness have also been critical. McAfee does warn of issues that haven’t been solved, like global warming, overfishing, and communities left behind as capitalism and tech progress race forward. But overall, More from Less is a revelatory and “deeply engaging” (Booklist) account of how we’ve stumbled into an unexpectedly better balance with nature—one that holds out the promise of more abundant and greener centuries ahead.

The End of Doom

The End of Doom [Ronald Bailey]

  • Author : Ronald Bailey
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 1466861444
In the past five decades there have been many, many forecasts of impending environmental doom. They have universally been proven wrong. Meanwhile, those wh … GET BOOK
What's Next

What's Next [Ian Bremmer,Douglas Rediker]

  • Author : Ian Bremmer,Douglas Rediker
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 144
  • ISBN-10 : 1101621966
From the world’s leading experts on geopolitical risk, a guide to the major global issues and policies sure to dominate headlines in the next few years. … GET BOOK
It's Better Than It Looks

It's Better Than It Looks [Gregg Easterbrook]

  • Author : Gregg Easterbrook
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 1610397428
Is civilization teetering on the edge of a cliff? Or are we just climbing higher than ever? Most people who read the news would tell you that 2017 is one o … GET BOOK
Factfulness

Factfulness [Hans Rosling,Anna Rosling Rönnlund,Ola Rosling]

  • Author : Hans Rosling,Anna Rosling Rönnlund,Ola Rosling
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 125012381X
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – … GET BOOK
The Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution [Klaus Schwab]

  • Author : Klaus Schwab
  • Publisher : Currency
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 192
  • ISBN-10 : 1524758876
World-renowned economist Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, explains that we have an opportunity to shape the fourth … GET BOOK
How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster [Bill Gates]

  • Author : Bill Gates
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 240
  • ISBN-10 : 0735280452
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NATIONAL BESTSELLER In this urgent, singularly authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical--and accessible- … GET BOOK
Leave Me Alone and I'll Make You Rich

Leave Me Alone and I'll Make You Rich [Deirdre Nansen McCloskey,Art Carden]

  • Author : Deirdre Nansen McCloskey,Art Carden
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 232
  • ISBN-10 : 022673983X
The economist and historian Deirdre Nansen McCloskey has been best known recently for her Bourgeois Era trilogy, a vigorous defense, unrivaled in scope, of … GET BOOK
Homo Deus

Homo Deus [Yuval Noah Harari]

  • Author : Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher : Signal
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 450
  • ISBN-10 : 0771038690
International Bestseller From the author of the international bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind comes an extraordinary new book that explore … GET BOOK
FoolÕs Gold

FoolÕs Gold [Mark Y. Herring]

  • Author : Mark Y. Herring
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Total Pages : 199
  • ISBN-10 : 9780786453931
This work skeptically explores the notion that the internet will soon obviate any need for traditional print-based academic libraries. It makes a case for … GET BOOK
Progress

Progress [Johan Norberg]

  • Author : Johan Norberg
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 1786072327
A Book of the Year for The Economist and the Observer Our world seems to be collapsing. The daily news cycle reports the deterioration: divisive politics a … GET BOOK
How To Win Friends And Influence People

How To Win Friends And Influence People [Dale Carnegie]

  • Author : Dale Carnegie
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 1443433160
With an enduring grasp of human nature, Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People teaches his readers how to handle people without letting … GET BOOK
iGen

iGen [Jean M. Twenge]

  • Author : Jean M. Twenge
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 1501152025
As seen in Time, USA TODAY, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and on CBS This Morning, BBC, PBS, CNN, and NPR, iGen is crucial reading to understand h … GET BOOK
Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8

Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 [National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on the Science of Children Birth to Age 8: Deepening and Broadening the Foundation for Success]

  • Author : National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on the Science of Children Birth to Age 8: Deepening and Broadening the Foundation for Success
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 706
  • ISBN-10 : 0309324882
Children are already learning at birth, and they develop and learn at a rapid pace in their early years. This provides a critical foundation for lifelong p … GET BOOK
Educated

Educated [Tara Westover]

  • Author : Tara Westover
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 400
  • ISBN-10 : 1443452505
For readers of The Glass Castle and Wild, a stunning new memoir about family, loss and the struggle for a better future #1 International Bestseller Tara We … GET BOOK
Wonder Women

Wonder Women [Sam Maggs]

  • Author : Sam Maggs
  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 240
  • ISBN-10 : 1594749264
A fun and feminist look at forgotten women in science, technology, and beyond, from the bestselling author of THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY You may thi … GET BOOK
The Problems of Philosophy

The Problems of Philosophy [Bertrand Russell]

  • Author : Bertrand Russell
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 128
  • ISBN-10 : 0191500763
'Is there any knowledge in the world which is so certain that no reasonable man could doubt it?' Philosophy is the attempt to answer such ultimate question … GET BOOK
This Is Not Normal

This Is Not Normal [Cass R. Sunstein]

  • Author : Cass R. Sunstein
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 208
  • ISBN-10 : 0300258720
A powerful and poignant translation of Vergil’s epic poem, newly equipped with introduction and notesThis is a substantial revision of Sarah Ruden’s ce … GET BOOK
The Rational Optimist

The Rational Optimist [Matt Ridley]

  • Author : Matt Ridley
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 480
  • ISBN-10 : 0062025376
“A delightful and fascinating book filled with insight and wit, which will make you think twice and cheer up.” — Steven Pinker In a bold and provocat … GET BOOK
How People Learn

How People Learn [National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice]

  • Author : National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Education
  • Total Pages : 384
  • ISBN-10 : 0309131979
First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into ac … GET BOOK
The Parasitic Mind

The Parasitic Mind [Gad Saad]

  • Author : Gad Saad
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 162157993X
"Read this book, strengthen your resolve, and help us all return to reason." —JORDAN PETERSON The West’s commitment to freedom, reason, and true libera … GET BOOK
Global Catastrophes and Trends

Global Catastrophes and Trends [Vaclav Smil]

  • Author : Vaclav Smil
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 0262291622
A wide-ranging, interdisciplinary look at global changes that may occur over the next fifty years—whether sudden and cataclysmic world-changing events or … GET BOOK
Transforming the Future

Transforming the Future [Riel Miller]

  • Author : Riel Miller
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Nature
  • Total Pages : 276
  • ISBN-10 : 1351047981
People are using the future to search for better ways to achieve sustainability, inclusiveness, prosperity, well-being and peace. In addition, the way the … GET BOOK
The Next Fifty Years

The Next Fifty Years [John Brockman]

  • Author : John Brockman
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 0307429075
A brilliant ensemble of the world’s most visionary scientists provides twenty-five original never-before-published essays about the advances in science a … GET BOOK
Right Here, Right Now

Right Here, Right Now [Stephen J. Harper]

  • Author : Stephen J. Harper
  • Publisher : Signal
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 0771038631
In this timely and insightful new book, Stephen J. Harper, Canada's 22nd Prime Minister, draws on a decade of experience as a G-7 leader to help leaders in … GET BOOK
Adapt and Be Adept

Adapt and Be Adept [Terry L. Anderson]

  • Author : Terry L. Anderson
  • Publisher : Hoover Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 0817924566
How can markets help us adapt to the challenges of climate change? Editor Terry L. Anderson brings together this collection of essays featuring the work of … GET BOOK
The Gone Fishin' Portfolio

The Gone Fishin' Portfolio [Alexander Green]

  • Author : Alexander Green
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 1119817862
Learn how to invest, relax, and let your money do the work with this incredible guide Fully revised, updated, and expanded for the first time since its New … GET BOOK
How Not to Be Afraid

How Not to Be Afraid [Gareth Higgins]

  • Author : Gareth Higgins
  • Publisher : Broadleaf Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 1506469043
The world seems terrifying. Whether your fear is about violence, shame, illness, money, meaning, or the collapse of certainty, you are not alone. Yet the p … GET BOOK
Grand manuel de psychologie positive

Grand manuel de psychologie positive [Charles Martin-Krumm,Cyril Tarquinio]

  • Author : Charles Martin-Krumm,Cyril Tarquinio
  • Publisher : Dunod
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Psychology
  • Total Pages : 832
  • ISBN-10 : 2100831062
Depuis une vingtaine d’année, la psychologie positive est un courant qui se stabilise dans le paysage de la psychologie. Elle est parfois considérée c … GET BOOK