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The Resource The ingenuity gap, Thomas Homer-Dixon, (electronic resource)

The ingenuity gap, Thomas Homer-Dixon, (electronic resource)

Label
The ingenuity gap
Title
The ingenuity gap
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Homer-Dixon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Ingenuity Gap, Thomas Homer-Dixon asks: Is our world becoming too complex and fast-paced to manage? The challenges facing human societies - from international financial crises and global climate change to pandemics of tuberculosis and AIDS - converge, intertwine, and often remain largely beyond our understanding. Most of us suspect that the "experts" don't really know what's going on, and that we've released forces that are neither managed nor manageable. This is the "ingenuity gap," the term coined by Thomas Homer-Dixon, renowned political scientist and sometime adviser to the White House: the critical gap between our need for practical and innovative ideas to solve our complex problems and our actual supply of those ideas." "He shows us how, in today's world, while poor countries are particularly vulnerable to ingenuity gaps, our own rich countries are no longer immune, and we are all caught dangerously between a soaring requirement for ingenuity and an increasingly uncertain supply. As the gap widens, political disintegration and violent upheaval can result, reaching into our own economies and daily lives in subtle, unforeseen ways. He makes real the problems we face and suggests how we might overcome them - in our own lives, our thinking, our businesses, and our societies."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Defines the "ingenuity gap"--the need for practical and innovative solutions to society's complex problems and the actual supply of those ideas--and explains how a widening gap can create political and social upheaval
Award
Governor General's Literary Award for English-Language Nonfiction, 2001.
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154208
Cataloging source
OCLCE
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Homer-Dixon, Thomas F
Dewey number
  • 303.48/33
  • 303.49/09/05
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HM846
LC item number
.H663 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Technology
  • Creative ability
  • Social change
Target audience
adult
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facing the economic, environmental, and other challenges of an increasingly complex and unpredictable world
Label
The ingenuity gap, Thomas Homer-Dixon, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
How Are We Changing Our Relationship to the World? -- Careening into the Future -- Our New World -- The Big I -- Do We Need More Ingenuity to Solve the Problems of the Future? -- Complexities -- An Angry Beast -- Glimpsing the Abyss -- Unknown Unknowns -- Can We Supply the Ingenuity We Need? -- Brains and Ingenuity -- Ingenuity and Wealth -- Techno-Hubris -- White-Hot Landscapes -- What Does the Ingenuity Gap Mean for Our Future? -- Vegas -- Patna
Dimensions
25 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
480 p.
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780375412714
Isbn Type
(v10 electronic book)
Note
EBOOK
Other physical details
ill., maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
7d0342da-0d45-4908-b43a-f91f59939bfb
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 2158169
  • 1284772
  • (OCoLC)ocm654667004
  • 4522-59060
  • (OCoLC)654667004
  • (OCoLC)ocn654667004
  • (OUa)vtls000858953
  • 2158169
Label
The ingenuity gap, Thomas Homer-Dixon, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
How Are We Changing Our Relationship to the World? -- Careening into the Future -- Our New World -- The Big I -- Do We Need More Ingenuity to Solve the Problems of the Future? -- Complexities -- An Angry Beast -- Glimpsing the Abyss -- Unknown Unknowns -- Can We Supply the Ingenuity We Need? -- Brains and Ingenuity -- Ingenuity and Wealth -- Techno-Hubris -- White-Hot Landscapes -- What Does the Ingenuity Gap Mean for Our Future? -- Vegas -- Patna
Dimensions
25 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
480 p.
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780375412714
Isbn Type
(v10 electronic book)
Note
EBOOK
Other physical details
ill., maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
7d0342da-0d45-4908-b43a-f91f59939bfb
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 2158169
  • 1284772
  • (OCoLC)ocm654667004
  • 4522-59060
  • (OCoLC)654667004
  • (OCoLC)ocn654667004
  • (OUa)vtls000858953
  • 2158169

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