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WE DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY


 

 

 

AN OPTIMIST’S TOUR OF THE FUTURE

An Optimist’s Tour…: Softback

We Do Things Differently: Kindle ebook

‘Essential … illuminating and refreshingly hopeful… an auspicious yet grounded vision’ The Atlantic

‘A rollicking roller-coaster ride around the cutting edge of science with dozens of laugh-out-loud moments.’ Scotsman

‘Makes a good case for believing that we can have a future worth making an effort to reach.’ Guardianl

‘Out there on the edge of research, Stevenson puts the trends of tomorrow’s world into perspective with a quizzical, fast-paced, quick-witted tour of the scientific horizon.’ The Times

 

‘An ability to express even the most complex scientific problems in terms easily understood by a layperson.’ Sydney Morning Herald

‘A refreshing reminder that the future will always belong to the optimists.’ New Scientist

‘It may just be our generation’s version of Bill Bryson’s Short History of Nearly Everything – a bold and entertaining blueprint for a future that’s ours to shape and our’s to live.’ Brainpickings

‘This is an absolute winner: entertaining, educational, jaw-dropping. Never before have I been so captivated by a piece of non-fiction.’ Bookbag


 

 

 

SELECTED BOOKS AND FILMS RELATED TO ‘WE DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY’

The Prince, by Niccolò Machiavelli

So Much So Fast. A portrait of the Heywood family as they search for a cure for Stephen’s disease.

The Truth about the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do about It, by Marcia Angell.

 

Bad Pharma, by Ben Goldacre

The Wisdom of Crowds, by James Surowiecki

Plows, Plagues, and Petroleum: How Humans Took Control of Climate, by William Ruddiman

The System of Rice Intensification: Frequently Asked Questions in Black and White, by Norman Uphoff

The Romance of Modern Invention, Kindle e-book, by Archibald Williams

Empires of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World, by Dr Jill Jonnes

Energy Democracy: Germany’s Energiewende to Renewables Hardcover, by Craig Morris and Arne Jungjohann

The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit, by Thomas J. Sugrue

Farmacology: Total Health from the Ground Up Paperback, by Daphne Miller

Militants and Citizens: The Politics of Participatory Democracy in Porto Alegre, by Gianpaolo Baiocchi

Everyone Counts: Could “Participatory Budgeting” Change Democracy?by Josh Lerner – Kindle ebook

The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone, by Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson

Open: How we’ll work, live and learn in the future, by David Price

Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn, by John Hattie and Gregory Yates