Books 1970’s

English futures books from the 1970’s

This list was compiled from contributions by members and is arranged in alphabetical order. Additional notes are given in [ ]’s after the reference including a count where the book was mentioned by more than one member.

Bell, Daniel (1973), The Coming of the Postindustrial Society: A Venture in Social Forecasting, New York, Basic Books.

Bell, Wendell & Mau, James A (Eds) (1971), The sociology of the future: Theory, cases, and annotated bibliography, Russell Sage Foundation.

Boulding, Elise M (1976), The Underside of History: A View of Women through Time, Boulder, Westview Press.

Cournand, A & Lévy, M (Eds) (1973), Shaping the future: Gaston Berger and the concept of Prospective, Current topics of contemporary thought, New York, Gordon and Breach.

Deutsch, Karl Wolfgang (1978), “On World Models and Political Science”, in Publications Series of the International Institute for Comparative Social Research, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin.

Forrester, Jay Wright (1971), World Dynamics, Cambridge, Productivity Press.

Fowles, J (Ed) (1978), Handbook of futures research, Connecticut, Westport. [2 mentions]

Galbraith, John Kenneth (1977), The Age of Uncertainty, Boston, Houghton Mifflin.

Glenn, Jerome C. (1979) Linking the Future: Findhorn, Acrcosanti, Auroville, Cambridge, Center for Science and Society.

Glenn, Jerome C. & Robinson, George (1978) Space Trek: The Endless Migration, Harrisburg, Stackpole Books.

Harkins, AM & Maruyama, M (Eds.) (1978), Cultures of the future, The Hague, Mouton, and Aldine, NY.

Jantsch, Erich (1975), Design for evolution: Self-organization and planning in the life of human systems, New York, G. Braziller.

Kahn, Herman, Brown, William, & Martel, Leon (1976), The Next 200 Years: A Scenario for America and the World, New York, William Morrow and Company. [2 mentions]

Laszlo, Ervin (Ed) (1977), Goals for mankind: a report to the Club of Rome on the new horizons of global community, New York, Dutton.

Leontief, Wassily, Carter, Ann P, & Petri, Peter A (1977), The future of the world economy: a United Nations study, New York, Oxford University Press.

Lesourne, J, Michalski, W, Sakamoto, M, Norse, D, & Malkin, D (1979), Facing the Future, Mastering the Probable and Managing the Unpredictable, Serial Interfutures, Paris, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development.

Linstone, HA & Simmonds, WHC (Eds) (1977), Futures research: New directions, MA, USA, Addison-Wesley, Reading.

Meadows, Donella H, Meadows, Dennis L, Randers, Jørgen & Behrens III, William W (1972), The Limits to growth : a report for the Club of Rome’s Project on the Predicament of Mankind, London, Earth Island. [2 mentions]

Polak, Fred (1973), The image of the future, Translated and abridged by Elise Boulding, Elsevier. [2 mentions]

Sangchai, Samporn (1974), “Some Aspects of Futurism”, Futures Research Working Paper 4, Honolulu, Hawaii Research Center for Futures Study.

Stone, Christopher D (1974), Should Trees Have Standing: Towards Legal Rights for Natural Objects, Los Altos, William Kaufmann.

Thompson, William Irwin (1971), At the Edge of History, New York, Harper and Row.

Tinbergen, Jan (1977), Reshaping the international order: a report to the Club of Rome, London, Hutchinson, (Jan Tinbergen, coordinator, Anthony J. Dolman, editor, Jan van Ettinger, director).

Toffler, Alvin (1970), Future Shock, Random House. [2 mentions]

Toffler, Alvin (1972), The Futurists, Random House.