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    • The Wizard and the Prophet

    • Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow's World
    • By: Charles C. Mann
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 18 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 40 years, Earth's population will reach 10 billion. Can our world support that? What kind of world will it be? Those answering these questions generally fall into two deeply divided groups - Wizards and Prophets, as Charles Mann calls them in this balanced, authoritative, nonpolemical new book. The Prophets, he explains, follow William Vogt, a founding environmentalist who believed that in using more than our planet has to give, our prosperity will lead us to ruin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • balanced and deep

    • By C. A. McClaugherty on 02-04-18

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Optimistic Futurism: The Designers Building the World of Tomorrow

    • By: Claire Reilly
    • Narrated by: Rex Anderson
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Optimistic Futurism: The Designers Building the World of Tomorrow" was published on November 8, 2015 on CNET.com. It was written by Claire Reilly and narrated by Rex Anderson.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Great Questions of Tomorrow

    • The Ideas That Will Remake the World
    • By: David Rothkopf
    • Narrated by: David Rothkopf
    • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 37
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    A unique tour around the world in search of the great thinkers of our time and their next big ideas. With the world at the threshold of profound changes, the questions become: Where are the philosophers? Where are the great thinkers of today? Where is the next Jefferson, Curie, or Mandela? Which technologies and changes in the nature of life will they harness, embrace, or be inspired by?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • simple but important observations

    • By A. Smith on 04-23-17

    Regular price: $11.33

    • The World of Tomorrow

    • By: Brendan Mathews
    • Narrated by: Graham Halstead
    • Length: 18 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    June 1939. Francis Dempsey and his shell-shocked brother Michael are on an ocean liner from Ireland bound for their brother Martin's home in New York City, having stolen a small fortune from the IRA. During the week that follows, the lives of these three brothers collide spectacularly with big-band jazz musicians, a talented but fragile heiress, a Jewish street photographer facing a return to Nazi-occupied Prague, a vengeful mob boss, and the ghosts of their own family's revolutionary past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful listening experience!

    • By RobbieBowtie on 10-15-17

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Tomorrow-Land

    • The 1964 - 65 World's Fair and the Transformation of America
    • By: Joseph Tirella
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Motivated by the idea of turning Flushing Meadows, literally a land of refuse, into his greatest public park, Robert Moses - New York's "master builder" - brought the World's Fair to the Big Apple for 1964 and '65. Though considered a financial failure, the 1964/65 World's Fair was a sixties flash point in areas from politics to pop culture, technology to urban planning, and civil rights to violent crime. In an epic narrative, Tomorrow-Land shows the astonishing pivots taken by New York City, America, and the world during the fair.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent! Better than the Samuel offering.

    • By Nick G. on 12-08-18
    • The 1964 - 65 World's Fair and the Transformation of America
    • By: Joseph Tirella
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Release date: 01-07-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 34 ratings

    Regular price: $20.76

    • We're Closer to a 'Day after Tomorrow' Ice Age than We Thought

    • By: Yanan Wang
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "We're Closer to a 'Day after Tomorrow' Ice Age than We Thought" is from the October 13, 2015 Wild Card section of The Washington Post. It was written by Yanan Wang and narrated by Sam Scholl.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Futurecast

    • What Today's Trends Mean for Tomorrow's World
    • By: George Barna
    • Narrated by: Jon Gauger
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    There are three types of people when it comes to the future: those who will watch what happens, those who will make it happen, and those who will wonder what happened. Which will you be? Our society has widespread and unprecedented access to information, but what do we do with it all? Who do we trust to accurately track our societal trends, interpret them, and see possibilities for the future - and how can we help to shape that future? The answers lie in Futurecast, an insider glimpse of today’s world - and tomorrow’s.

    • What Today's Trends Mean for Tomorrow's World
    • By: George Barna
    • Narrated by: Jon Gauger
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 07-27-11
    • 3 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

    Regular price: $17.63

    • Raising Stress-Proof Kids: Parenting Today's Children for Tomorrow's World

    • By: Shelley Davidow
    • Narrated by: Gary Roelofs
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Drawing on cutting edge research from the Institute of HeartMath, California, as well as Shelley Davidow's extensive experience in working with children and teens, Raising Stress-Proof Kids explores the powerful and potentially long-term effects of stress on our children. Most importantly, it offers simple but effective steps that parents can take to minimize the impact of stress at home and at school.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Corporation 2020

    • Transforming Business For Tomorrow's World
    • By: Pavan Sukhdev
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    There is an emerging consensus that all is not well with today's market-centric economic model. Although it has delivered wealth over the last half century and pulled millions out of poverty, it is recession-prone, leaves too many unemployed, creates ecological scarcities and environmental risks, and widens the gap between the rich and the poor. Around $1 trillion a year in perverse subsidies and barriers to entry for alternative products maintain "business-as-usual" while obscuring their associated environmental and societal costs.

    Regular price: $24.95