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The Sixth Wave: How to Succeed in a Resource-Limited World
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James Bradfield Moody Bianca Nogrady
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The Sixth Wave: How to Succeed in a Resource-Limited World

James Bradfield Moody Bianca Nogrady


9781741668896

Vintage


Society & Social Sciences;
Industrial applications of scientific research & technological innovation;
Impact of science & technology on society;
Popular science


Paperback

320 pages

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How to succeed in a resource limited world. Making predictions about the future is a dangerous game, particularly when that future has never looked more uncertain. Natural resources are dwindling and we are wasting the resources we do have at an unparalleled rate. Climate change threatens our way of life and digital technology is advancing at such a rate as to leave many of us baffled. But far from being all doom and gloom , these signs point to the emergence of an exciting new wave of innovation. Throughout modern history, the tide of innovation and progress has ebbed and flowed but a clear pattern exists - five waves of innovation, beginning with the Industrial Revolution, have each transformed society, economies and industry. The fifth wave was dominated by information and communications technology but its peak is beginning to fade and a new, brighter star is emerging. The sixth wave of innovation will be about resources - natural resources, human resources and information. With the challenge of a planet running out of essential supplies and a population staring down the barrel of Malthus' dire predictions, the sixth wave will see humanity finally make the b

By:   James Bradfield Moody, Bianca Nogrady
Imprint:   Vintage
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   371g
ISBN:   9781741668896
ISBN 10:   1741668891
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   April 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

James Bradfield Moody is a general manager of International Development at the CSIRO and a judge on ABC TV's The New Inventors. James sits on a number of company, association and advisory councils and boards, including the Brisbane Institute and the National Australia Day Council, the Bureau of Meteorology and Australian Bureau of Statistics. In the early part of the decade, James Moody was involved with the United Nations, and from 2000 to 2002 was co-facilitator and Australian representative of the youth advisory council to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). In 2000 James was also awarded Young Queenslander of the Year and in 2001 was a finalist in the Young Australian of the Year awards, in the Science and Technology category and is a member of the Federal Government's National Environmental Education Council. Bianca Nogrady is a science communicator and journalist.

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