by James Wallman (Goodreads Author)
Through fascinating characters and brilliantly told stories, Wallman introduces the innovators whose lifestyles provide clues to how we will all be living tomorrow, and he makes some of the world's most counterintuitive, radical, and worldchanging ideas feel inspiring – and possible for us all.
"Like The Tipping Point meets Freakonomics – with a huge idea at its heart. Fascinating, inspiring, and great fun to read." - Laura Atkinson, The Sunday Times
“In Stuffocation, James Wallman offers a deeply important message by weaving contemporary social science into very engaging stories. Reading the book is such a pleasure that you hardly realize you’re being told that you should change how you live your life.” - Barry Schwartz, author, The Paradox of Choice
“With a sociologist’s eye and a storyteller’s ear, James Wallman takes us on a tour of today’s Experience Economy from the perspective not of businesses, nor even consumers per se, but of everyday people. In so doing he identifies the rise of a new value system among those who are consciously replacing materialism with what he rightly calls experientialism. Spot on.” - B. Joseph Pine II and James H. Gilmore, co-authors, The Experience Economy [close]
by Maude Barlow
In Barlow’s new book, Blue Future, she utilizes her extensive experience and insight to illustrate a set of key principles that work towards a “water-secure and water-just world.” Not only does she reveal the influential players still hindering the recognition of the human right to water, she argues that water must not become a commodity to be bought and sold on the open market. Focusing on solutions, she includes stories of struggle and resistance from marginalized communities, as well as government policies that work for both people and the planet.
Barlow’s research deftly reveals how in the years to come our planet could face unprecedented drought, mass starvation, and the migration of millions of refugees in search for water. Barlow emphasizes that there are solutions to our water crisis; the principles in Blue Future can help us create policies, laws and international agreements to secure the future of water as our planet’s most important resource. [close]
by Dan Drollette (Goodreads Author)
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