Meals to Come

A History of the Future of Food

Author: Warren James Belasco

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520241510

Category: Cooking

Page: 358

View: 883

"Warren Belasco is a witty, wonderfully observant guide to the hopes and fears that every era projects onto its culinary future. This enlightening study reads like time-travel for foodies."--Laura Shapiro, author of "Something From the Oven: Reinventing Dinner in 1950s America" "In his insightful look at human imaginings about their food and its future sufficiency, Warren Belasco makes use of everything from academic papers, films, and fiction to journalism, advertising and world's fairs to trace a pattern of public concern over two centuries. His wide-ranging scholarship humbles all would-be futurists by reminding us that ours is not the first generation, nor is it likely to be the last, to argue inconclusively about whether we can best feed the world with more spoons, better manners or a larger pie. Truly painless education; a wonderful read!"--Joan Dye Gussow, author "This Organic Life" "Warren Belasco serves up an intellectual feast, brilliantly dissecting two centuries of expectations regarding the future of food and hunger. "Meals to Come" provides an essential guide to thinking clearly about the worrisome question as to whether the world can ever be adequately and equitably fed."--Joseph J. Corn, co-author of "Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future" "This astute, sly, warmly human critique of the basic belly issues that have absorbed and defined Americans politically, socially, and economically for the past 200 years is a knockout. Warren Belasco's important book, crammed with knowledge, is absolutely necessary for an understanding of where we are now."--Betty Fussell, author of My "Kitchen Wars"

A History of the Future

Prophets of Progress from H. G. Wells to Isaac Asimov

Author: Peter J. Bowler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107148731

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

View: 3670

A wide-ranging survey of predictions about the future development and impact of science and technology through the twentieth century.

A Short History of the Future

Author: W. Warren Wagar

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226869032

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

View: 568

Narrated by a far-future historian, Peter Jensen leaves an account of the world from the 1990s to the opening of the 23rd century as a gift to his granddaughter. A combination of fiction and scholarship, this third edition of Wagar's speculative history of the future alternates between descriptions of world events and intimate glimpses of this historian's family into the first centuries of the new millennium.

Nostradamus 2003-2025

A History of the Future

Author: Peter Lorie

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743457757

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 9361

Who wouldn't want to know the answer to the question: "WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT?" For hundreds of years, philosophers, scientists, and mystics have studied the enigmatic writings of the great prognosticator Nostradamus for clues as to what our future holds. Drawing upon recent investigations undertaken by government agencies, major corporations, and noted works by world-renowned researchers, this book contains never-before revealed predictions for the years 2003-2025 -- including a haunting reference to the September 11 attacks on the Twin Towers in one of Nostradamus's most famous quatrains. Arranged in chronological year-by-year order of events, predictions range from the future of science and technology, to drastic changes in climate, population explosions, political upheaval, and social and cultural milestones for humanity. For all those who wish to know the foretold destiny of our world in the next quarter century, this is a must-have guide for the future.

Writings in Science

A History of the Future

Author: Tom Hendricks

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483582108

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1812

Writings in Science, a History of the Future, is a sci-fi novel in stories, essays, poems, and plays. It may not be the thickest Sci-fi book written, but it may be the biggest in scope. The premise is this: millions of years from now the Earth is dying from the massive changes in our star, the Sun. In the rush to flee the planet, one man named I, collects his favorite writings in science to preserve Earth's legacy before it is destroyed. He has assembled a history of the future from now to then. The book is written in two parts. The first is called "I", and covers the future history of Earth before our first contact with aliens. The second part is called "We" and covers the history of the Earth after first contact.

A History of the Future


Author: Gavin Kanowitz

Publisher: Wingspan Press

ISBN: 9781595940438

Category: Fiction

Page: 263

View: 9766

A History of the Future is a vast but orderly chronicle of the next five hundred year-a map for every science fiction fan and every reader who wishes to testthe plausibility of another's vision. It begins so near to our own time that we easily recognize the significance of the events described and then, year by year, steps away from our present to chronicle the sorts of great changes that must inevitably overtake humanity.

A History of the Future

Author: James Howard Kunstler

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802192475

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 3824

Humanity hangs on after the fall of civilization in this “wily, funny, rip-roaring, and profoundly provocative page-turner” (Booklist, starred review). After the collapse of the old world—the pandemics, the environmental disasters, the end of oil, the ensuing chaos—people are pursuing a simpler and sometimes happier existence. In Union Grove, New York, the townspeople are preparing for Christmas . . . the perfect time for a long-lost member of the community to return. Robert Earle’s son, Daniel, has come home after two years exploring what is left of the United States. He brings news of three new nations arisen from what was once America—and the dangers and possibilities they may hold. Meanwhile, a horrific murder threatens to turn the community of Union Grove against itself—and what is supposed to be a time of peace and togetherness is overtaken by suspicion and fear. In this vividly depicted look at a world that may be on our own horizon, “Kunstler skewers everything from kitsch to greed, prejudice, bloodshed, and brainwashing” in a gripping story of hope, hate, and humanity’s last chance at survival (Booklist).

Franklin Furnace and the Spirit of the Avant-garde

A History of the Future

Author: Toni Sant

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841503711

Category: Art

Page: 184

View: 1654

Here, for the first time, is a comprehensive history of this remarkable organization from its conception to the present. Organized around the context of the major art genres that emerged in the second half of the twentieth century û artists' books, live art, and digital performance û this book intersperses first-person narratives with empirical observations on issues critical to the organization's success as well as Franklin Furnace's many contributions to avant-garde art. --Book Jacket.

A History for the Future

Rewriting Memory and Identity in Quebec

Author: Jocelyn Létourneau

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773527256

Category: History

Page: 196

View: 5303

A personal debate on the future of history and memory in Quebec.

A History of Modern Brazil

The Past Against the Future

Author: Colin M. MacLachlan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780842051231

Category: History

Page: 262

View: 942

Over time, Brazil has evolved into a well-defined nation with a strong sense of identity. From the natural beauty of the Amazon River to the exciting resort city of Rio de Janeiro, from soccer champion Pelé to classical musician Villa Lobos, Brazil is known as a distinctive, diverse country. This book provides a well-rounded, brief history of Brazil that uniquely focuses on both the politics and culture of the republic. Colin MacLachlan uses a political narrative to frame the evolution of national culture and the formation of national identity. He evaluates Brazilian myths, stereotypes, and icons such as soccer and dancing as part of the historical analysis. A History of Modern Brazil will inform and entertain students in courses on Brazil and modern Latin America.

A History of the Future

Author: Donna Goodman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781580932073

Category: Architecture

Page: 280

View: 3532

This work explores the impact of modern technology on design and planning, beginning with Renaissance concepts that laid the foundations for modern visionary work and concluding with emerging projects in sustainable design.

History and Future

Using Historical Thinking to Imagine the Future

Author: David J. Staley

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739117548

Category: History

Page: 175

View: 3426

The book reexamines this long held belief, and argues that the historical method is an excellent way to think about and represent the future. At the same time, the book asserts that futurists should not view the future as a scientist might—aiming for predictions and certainties—but rather should view the future in the same way that an historian views the past.

Manufacturing the Future

A History of Western Electric

Author: Stephen B. Adams,Orville R. Butler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521651189

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

View: 5935

Manufacturing the Future: A History of Western Electric is the first full-length history of the Western Electric Company, the manufacturing arm of the Bell System. As a manufacturer in the communications revolutions in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Western Electric made new products such as telegraphs, telephones, an early computing machine, radios, radar, and transistors. The book demonstrates, through Western's 1882 acquisition by Bell Telephone, that vertical integration was a lengthy process rather than a single event. It also shows the coming of age of industrial psychology and describes the advent of civil rights in corporate America.

Daniel's Prophesy

A History of the Future and Message to the Elect

Author: Tom Butler,Dawna Butler

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595485952

Category: Religion

Page: 164

View: 6839

Daniel, a young Jewish man taken by the Babylonians as they overrun Jerusalem, is brought to Babylon to serve the great King Nebuchadnezzar. Once there, Daniel begins an incredible journey as he becomes ruler over the province of Babylon, receives visits from archangels, and ultimately, stands in the presence of God. This is all brought about because Daniel chooses to worship God, and because of this, God blesses Daniel with incredible wisdom and insight to interpret "visions and dreams of all kinds." On two occasions Daniel and his friends are faced with the command to worship false gods or be killed. But, in some of the most miraculous events of the entire Bible, God intervenes and keeps them from sure death.Because of the blessing from God, Daniel is able to interpret King Nebuchadnezzar's troubling dream about the future of four powerful kingdoms from the time of King Nebuchadnezzar right up until the time of Jesus Christ's return when God's everlasting kingdom will finally be ushered in. God reveals three powerful kingdoms that will succeed Babylon and carry on their traditions of religion and worship. As you read this book you'll be surprised to learn what kingdom we're now in, how the Babylonian religious system is all around us, and what God says is in store in the future for the nations.Just as in the time of Daniel, those who make the choice to worship the true God today will be blessed with understanding during this turbulent time at the end of the age.