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              Ancient Futures, 3rd Edition
               

              Ancient Futures, 3rd Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Norberg-Hodge, Helena; Foreword by the Dalai Lama, H. H.

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              A moving portrait of tradition and change in Ladakh, or Little Tibet, Ancient Futures is also a scathing critique of the global economy and a rallying call for economic localization. When Helena Norberg-Hodge first visited Ladakh in 1975, she found a pristine environment, a self-...reliant economy and a people who exhibited a remarkable joie de vivre. But then came a tidal wave of economic growth and development. Over the last four decades, this remote Himalayan land has been transformed by outside markets and Western notions of progress. As a direct result, a whole range of problems from polluted air and water to unemployment, religious conflict, eating disorders and youth suicide have appeared for the first time. Yet this is far from a story of despair. Social and environmental breakdown, Norberg-Hodge argues, are neither inevitable nor evolutionary, but the products of political and economic decisions and those decisions can be changed. In a new Preface, she presents a kaleidoscope of projects around the world that are pointing the way for both human and ecological well-being. These initiatives are the manifestation of a rapidly growing localization movement, which works to rebuild place-based cultures strengthening community and our connection with nature. Ancient Futures challenges us to redefine what a healthy economy means, and to find ways to carry centuries-old wisdom into our future. The book and a related film by the same title have, between them, been translated into more than 40 languages.
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              ISBN 9780692530627
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              Life After Progress: Technology, Community and the New Economy
                

              Life After Progress: Technology, Community and the New Economy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Norberg-Hodge, Helena; Gorelick, Steven

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                1 Dec 22

              From a renowned pioneer of the localization movement, an anthology of essays challenging the narrative that technological progress and an increasingly globalized economy will lead us to a better world This collection of essays has been selected from 30 years of published articles..., book chapters and blog posts by the staff of Local Futures, internationally known as pioneers of the emerging localization movement. Some of these writings involve a fundamental rethinking of our most basic assumptions-about progress, poverty, and happiness-while others seek the root causes of our multiple crises, from climate change and income inequality to the erosion of democracy and the rise of authoritarianism. All of them point towards the most strategic steps we can take to confront these problems and bring a healthier, happier world into being. Several of these prescient essays were written decades ago, but they have become even more relevant today as our crises deepen, and the need for systemic change becomes more apparent.
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              ISBN 9781732980419
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              Local Is Our Future: Steps to an Economics of Happiness
               

              Local Is Our Future: Steps to an Economics of Happiness (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Norberg-Hodge, Helena

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              From disappearing livelihoods to financial instability, from climate chaos to an epidemic of depression, we face crises on a number of seemingly unrelated fronts. This well-referenced book traces the common roots of these problems in a globalized economy that is incompatible with... life on a finite planet. But Local is Our Future does more than just describe the problem: it describes the policy shifts and grassroots steps - many of them already underway around the world - that can move us towards the local and, thereby, towards a better world.
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              ISBN 9781732980402
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              Arts and Crafts Furniture: From the Collection of the Two Red Roses Foundation

              Arts and Crafts Furniture: From the Collection of the Two Red Roses Foundation (Hardback)

              By Cathers, D.; Montgomery, Susan J.

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              A detailed look at how America's Arts and Crafts movement impacted the furniture design. Arts and Crafts Furniture features many of the most important furniture makers from the Arts and Crafts era in America, including Charles Rohlfs, Gustav Stickley's Craftsman Workshops, Elbert... Hubbard's Roycrofters, the Byrdcliffe colony, the Stickley Brothers, and Greene & Greene. These early twentieth-century makers and designers believed that traditional, high-quality craftsmanship was essential in a time of steadily growing industrialization in America. Color photographs featuring two hundred objects selected from the Two Red Roses Foundation's extensive collection, are presented alongside archival photographs and examinations of their design and fabrication. A special appendix highlights the designers and craftsmen who appear in the book, alongside the history of their firms and working practices.
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              ISBN 9780692213483
              Released NZ 1 May 2017
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