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Back to the Well

Rethinking the Future of Water

Droughts. Floods. Contamination. Climate change. The perils to the global fresh-water supply have never been so clear or so numerous, as the crisis in Cape Town’s water supply in early 2018 … 378 View

i-Minds, 2nd edition

How and Why Constant Connectivity is Rewiring Our Brains and What to Do About it

The way we use i-technology is affecting our health and happiness. While programs, devices, information, and constant connectivity can offer us ease, liberation, and efficiency, they can also … 528 View

Techno-Fix

Why Technology Won't Save Us or the Environment

Nanotechnology! Genetic engineering! Miracle Drugs! We are promised that new technological developments will magically save us from the dire consequences of the 300-year fossil-fueled binge known … ; 464 View
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Introduction

From: Techno-Fix

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Techno-Fix questions a primary paradigm of our age: that advanced technology alone will extricate us from an ever-increasing load of social, environmental and economic ills. Techno-Fix shows why … ; 6 $0.60 Add
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Introduction

From: i-Minds, 2nd edition

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My objective? To have us all pondering and examining. To “rise in arms” not against the i-tech industry but to our own blind acceptance or complacency, to our apparent apathy, and the … 1 $0.10 Add
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Introduction

A Few Assertions

From: Back to the Well

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de Villiers begins the books with 4 assertions about our water future: 1. We aren’t doomed (yet). 2. There is not a global-scale water crisis. Rather, there are thousands of regional water … 4 $0.40 Add
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The Dismal Arithmetic of Water

From: Back to the Well

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In this chapter, de Villiers outlines the anatomy of a water crisis, using the city of Sao Paulo Brazil as an example. He shows how limits in supply and distribution, in concert with growing … 12 $1.20 Add
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The Inherent Unavoidability and Unpredictability of Unintended Consequences

From: Techno-Fix

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The Inherent Unavoidability and Unpredictability of Unintended Consequences postulates that there are always positive and negative effects of any technology. It is impossible for humans to … ; 15 $1.50 Add
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The Shift

From: i-Minds, 2nd edition

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Every era has an innovation that changes the face of society: the way we think, the way we act and interact as individuals, as a community, and as a culture. As the innovation is introduced, it … 11 $1.10 Add
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Canada’s New Carscape:

Town and Country Remade

From: Car Nation

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1912-1930. Analyzes the spread of the car in popularity and the freedom it represented to Canadians as you could now travel across the country, the changes to cities because of the car, road … 17 $1.70 Add
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Parents and Pedagogy

Helicopters and Expert Advice

From: Degrees of Failure

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Twentieth-century child-rearing practices in North America have been heavily manipulated by the state and the private sector toward a domestication that suits institutional life. The tense … 19 $1.90 Add
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Technological Integration Versus Technological Interference

From: i-Minds, 2nd edition

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At the onset of the i-tech phenomenon, most of us first noted surface changes. For example, what we perceived as an emergent shallowness of information, a subtle lack of depth and length of … 12 $1.20 Add
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The State of Our Groundwater

From: Back to the Well

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In this chapter, de Villiers explores how many parts of the world are being impacted or will be impacted by rapidly diminishing and increasingly polluted groundwater sources. 17 $1.70 Add
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When Things Bite Back: Some Unintended Consequences of Modern Technology

From: Techno-Fix

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When Things Bite Back explores, in depth, some of the many unintended environmental and social consequences of modern technologies, ranging from environmental pollution, global warming, species … ; 38 $3.80 Add
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On Technology, Agriculture, and the Arts

Tools with a Life of Their Own

From: Peak Everything

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In assessing and understanding technology and its effects on people and nature, it is at least as important to pay attention to the energy that drives our tools as to the tools themselves and the … 17 $1.70 Add
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Rivers and Lakes in Trouble

From: Back to the Well

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In this chapter, de Villiers explores how surface water – lakes and rivers – are some of the most vulnerable to contamination and destruction as a result of human action. 27 $2.70 Add