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Whole Earth Catalog

The Millennium Whole Earth Catalog

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Lists useful resources related to science, health care, crafts, communication late-twentieth century technologies, biodiversity, and more.

384 pages, Paperback

First published January 1, 1990

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Howard Rheingold

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Aloha! I'm always excited to interact with readers. I'm new to Goodreads but will do my best to check in from time to time. A great deal of info and resources, articles, videos, can be found on my website, which I will list here.

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I've been a writer my entire adult life, starting at age 23, although I do a lot of other things, teaching at Stanford among them.

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138 reviews12 followers
January 19, 2008
This encyclopediac volume has been rendered somewhat obsolete by the internet, yet no single site on the internet organizes such a valuable intellectual and cultural tool-set for analyzing and solving problems in all aspects of life. You will find a bit of everything in here: metaphysics, pointers to resources, philosophical guide posts. Stewart Brand was onto something really important with this concept. We could use a bit more education in most of this stuff today.
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171 reviews36 followers
July 18, 2014
Still largely relevant today as a reference to empowering resources. Some entries are now obsolescent, but not much. Its coverage of nascent internet and computer technologies is now quite outdated--I think this was published in the mid 1990s, just before the internet went supernova--but there are still lots of tools and ideas worth considering. Especially interesting to me are the listings of specialized books that are a cut above the usual fare we used to find in brick-and-mortar bookstores--back when retail bookstores outnumbered used bookstores. This will open doors for you, and show you doors you didn't know were there. And that makes for an ideal reference document.
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133 reviews21 followers
October 7, 2007
the whole earth catalog shaped my life. contrary to what wags might say, this was (is) a good thing. i still go back to the various versions (i have some put out on newsprint) when i need a jump start to living.
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Author 11 books91 followers
March 17, 2008
Somewhat dated now in some areas, 14 years down the road, but a lot of the information is still valid, and even the entries that are outdated may inspire you to track down up-to-date equivalents. This is a great book to browse for hours as well as a place to look up specific things.
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July 21, 2009
This catalog was like a comprehensive "Sears Catalog" for the New Age-hippie-environmentalist crowd. A True precursor to the internet, and Wikipedia, the authors were prescient, and had their fingers on the pulse of matters vital to our present times.
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July 9, 2014
I'm not a hippy, but I loves me a good reference work.
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