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Some of the Early Classics of the Futures Field

Jim Dator
Hawai'i Research Center for Futures Studies
University of Hawai'i
May 1996

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W. H. G. Armytage, Yesterday's tomorrows: A historical survey of future societies. University of Toronto Press, 1968.

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Kurt Baler and Nicholas Rescher, Values and the future: The impact of technological change on American values. Free Press, 1969.

Edward Banfield, The unheavenly city: The nature and future of our urban crisis. Little, Brown, 1970.

Gregory Bateson, Steps to an ecology of mind. New York: Ballentine Books, 1972.

Daniel Bell, The coming of post-industrial society. A venture in social forecasting. Basic Books, 1973.

Daniel Bell, ed., Toward the Year 2000. Work in progress. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1968.

Wendell Bell and James Mau, eds., The sociology of the future. Russell Sage Foundation, 1971.

Warren Bennis, ed., The planning of change. Holt, Rinehardt, and Winston, 1969.

Warren Bennis and Philip Slater, The temporary society. Harper & Row, 1968.

Peter Berger and Thomas Luckman, The social construction of reality. Doubleday, 1966.

Clem Bezold, ed., Anticipatory democracy. New York: Random House, 1978.

Robert Boguslaw, The new utopians. Prentice-Hall, 1965.

Georg Borgstrom, Too Many: A study of [sic ????]

Kenneth Boulding, The image: Knowledge in life and society. University of Michigan Press, 1956.

Kenneth Boulding, The meaning of the 20th Century: The great transition. New York: Harper, 1963.

Zbigniew Brzezinski, Between two ages: America's role in the technetronic era. Viking Press, 1970.

Harrison Brown, The challenge of man's future. New York: Viking Press, 1954.

Harrison Brown, et al, The next hundred years: Man's natural and technological resources. New York: Viking Press, 1957.

Boris Burkov, ed., The year 2017. Moscow, Novosti Press Agency, 1968.

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Nigel Calder, ed., The world in 1984. Penguin, 1965. Two volumes.

Rachel Carson, The silent spring. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1962.

Arthur C. Clarke, Profiles of the future, An inquiry into the limits of the possible. Harper & Row, 1962.

George Chaplin and Glenn Paige, Hawaii 2000: A continuing experiment in anticipatory democracy. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1971.

S. D. Cole, et al., Models of doom. Universe Books, 1973.

Edward Cornish, The study of the future. World Future Society, 1977.

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Edward De Bono, New think: The use of lateral thinking in the generation of new ideas. Basic Books, 1968.

P. Teilhard de Chardin, Phenomenon of man. London: Collins, 1959.

Bertrand de Jouvenel, The art of conjecture. Basic Books, 1967.

John Diebold, Automation, the advent of the automatic factory. Van Nostrand, 1952.

John Diebold, Man and the computer: Technology as an agent of social change. Praeger, 1969.

Theodosius Dobzhansky, The biological basis of human freedom. Columbia University Press, 1955.

Theodosius Dobzhansky, Mankind evolving. Yale, 1962.

Rene Dubos, The dreams of reason: Science and utopias. Columbia University Press, 1961.

Rene Dubos, Man adapting. Yale, 1965.

Rene Dubos, The mirage of health: Utopias, progress and biological change. Harper, 1959.

Peter Drucker, The age of discontinuity: Guidelines to our changing society. Harper & Row, 1969.

Peter Drucker, America's next twenty years. Harper 1957.

Peter Drucker, The new society. Harper, 1950.

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Paul Ehrlich, The population bomb. New York: Ballantine Books, 1968.

Jacques Ellul, The technological society. Vintage, 1964.

Amitai Etzioni, Social change: Sources and patterns. Basic Books, 1964.

Amitai Etzioni, The active society. Free Press, 1968

William Ewald. Jr., ed., (Three volumes, each subtitled "The next 50 years"): Environment and Change; Environment and Policy; Environment for Man. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1968.

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Don Fabun, The dynamics of change. Prentice-Hall, 1967.

George Fairweather, Methods for experimental social innovation. Wiley, 1967.

Jerry Farber, The student as nigger: Essays and stories. Contact Books, 1969.

Victor Ferkiss, Technological man: The myth and the reality. George Braziller, 1969.

Ossip Flechtheim, History and futurology. Veriag Anton Haim, 1966.

Foreign Policy Association, ed., Toward the Year 2018. Cowles Educational Corporation, 1968.

Jib Fowles, ed., Handbook of futures research. Greenwood, 1978.

Paolo Freire, The pedagogy of the oppressed. Herder & Herder, 1970.

Buckminster Fuller, Operating manual for Spaceship Earth. Pocket Books, 1970.

Buckminster Fuller, Utopia or oblivion: The prospects for humanity. Bantam Books, 1969.

Clifford Fumas, The next 100 years. Reynal and Hitchock, 1936.

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Dennis Gabor, Inventing the future. Knopf. 1964.

Dennis Gabor, Innovations: Scientific, technological and social. Oxford University Press, 1970.

John Kenneth Galbraith, The affluent society. Houghton Mifflin, 1958.

John Kenneth Galbraith, The new industrial state. Houghton-Mifflin, 1967.

Eli Ginzberg, ed., Technology and social change. Columbia University Press, 1964.

Paul Goodman, New reformation: Notes of a Neolithic Conservative. Random House, 1970.

Theodore Gordon, The future. St. Martin's Press, 1965.

Martin Greenberger, ed., Computers and the world of the future. MIT Press, 1962

Bertram Gross, The state of the nation: Social systems accounting. Associated Book Publishers, 1966.

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Everett Hagen, On the theory of social change: How economic growth begins. Dorsey Press, 1962.

Daniel S. Halacy, Jr., Century 21: Your life in the Year 2001 and beyond. Philadelphia, Macrae Smith, 1968.

Daniel S. Halacy, Jr., Computers: The machines we think with. Harper and Row, 1962.

Daniel S. Halacy, Jr., Cyborg: Evolution of the superman. New York: Harper & Row, 1965.

Sang Joon Hahn, ed., Korea in the Year 2000. Seoul: Korea Institute of Science and Technology, 1971.

Yujiro Hayashi, ed., Perspectives on postindustrial society. Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 1970.

Robert Heilbroner, The future as history. Harpers, 1960.

Robert Heilbroner, An inquiry into the human prospect.

Olaf Helmer, Social technology. Basic Books, 1966.

Starr Roxanne Hiltz and Murray Turoff, The Network Nation: Human Communication via Computer. Reading, Mass: Addison-Wesley, 1978.

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Ivan Illich, De-schooling society. Harper & Row, 1971.

A. G. lvakhnenko and V. C. Lapa, Cybernetics and forecasting techniques. American Elsevier, 1967.

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

Erich Jantsch, Technological forecasting in perspective. Paris: Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development, (OECD), 1967.

Erich Jantsch and Conrad H. Waddington, eds., Evolution and consciousness: Human systems in transition. Addison-Wesley, 1976.

Robert Jungk & Johan Galtung, eds., Mankind 2000. Allen & Unwin, 1969.

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Herman Kahn and Anthony Weiner, The Year 2000: A framework for speculation on the next thirty-three years. Macmillan, 1967.

Robert Kostelanetz, ed., Beyond left and right. Radical thought for our time. William Morrow, 1968.

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J. C. R. Licklider, Libraries of the future. MIT Press, 1965.

Ferdinand Lundberg, The coming world transformation. Doubleday, 1963.

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Michael Marien and Warren Ziegler, eds., The potential of educational futures. Worthington, Ohio, Charles A. Jones Publishing, 1972.

Leo Marx, The machine in the garden: Technology and the pastoral ideal in America. Oxford University Press, 1964.

Eleonora Masini, ed., Visions of desirable societies. Pergamon, 1983.

Floyd Matson, The broken image: Man, science and society. New York: Braziller, 1964.

Robert MacBride, The automated state. Chilton, 1967.

James Mau, Social change and images of the future. Schenkman, 1967.

David McClelland, The achieving society. Van Nostrand, 1961.

John McHale, The future of the future. G. Braziller, 1969.

Ian McHarg, Design with nature. American Museum of History Press, 1969.

Marshall McLuhan, Understanding media. Singer, 1963.

Marshall McLuhan, The medium is the message. Bantam, 1967.

Margaret Mead, Culture and commitment. A study of the generation gap. New York: Natural History Press, 1970.

Donella Meadows, et al, The limits to growth. A report for the Club of Rome's project on the predicament of mankind. New York: Universe books, 1972.

Emmanuel Mesthene, ed., Technology and social change. Bobbs-Merrill, 1967.

Emmanuel Mesthene, Technological change. Its impact on man and society. New York: Signet Books, 1970.

Donald Michael, Cybernation. The silent conquest. Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, 1963.

Donald Michael, The unprepared society: Planning for a precarious future. Basic Books, 1968.

Wilbert Moore, Social change. Prentice-Hall, 1963.
Wilbert Moore, Order and change. Wiley 1967

Herbert Muller, The children of Frankenstein: A primer on modern technology and human values. Indiana University Press, 1970.

Lewis Mumford, The myth of the machine. Technics and human development. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1966.

Alva Myrdal, To choose a future: A basis for discussion and deliberations on futures studies in Sweden. Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1974.

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William Ogburn, Social change with respect to cultural and original nature. Dell, 1966.

Hasan Ozbekhan, Technology and man's future. Rand, 1966.

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Aurelio Peccei, The chasm ahead. Macmillan 1969.

Robert Perrucci and Marc Pilisuk, eds., The triple revolution. Social problems in depth. Boston: Little, Brown, 1968.

Morris Philipson, ed., Automation: Implications for the future. Vintage, 1962.

John Platt, The step to man. Wiley, 1966.

Fred Polak, The image of the future. Oceana, 1961; Two Volumes.

Robert Prehoda, Designing the future. The role of technological forecasting. Philadelphia: Chilton Book Company, 1967.

President's Research Committee on Social Trends, Recent social trends in the United States. Two volumes, McGraw-Hill, 1933.

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Charles Reich, The greening of America: How the youth revolution is trying to make America livable. Random House, 1970.

John Rosiansky, ed., Genetics and the future of Man. Appleton- Century-Crofts, 1966.

Walt W. Rostow, Stages of economic growth. Cambridge, 1960.

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Carl Sagan & 1. S. Shklavskii, Intelligent life in the universe. Holden-Day, 1966.

Donald Schon, Technology and change: The new Heraclitus. Delacorte, 1967.

Roderick Seidenberg, Anatomy of the future. University of North Carolina Press, 1961.

Roderick Seidenberg, Posthistoric man. University of North Carolina Press, 1950.

Ben B. Seligman, Most notorious victory: Man in an age of automation. Free Press, 1966.

Paul Shephard and Daniel McKinley, The subversive science: Essays towards an ecology of man. Houghton-Mifflin, 1969

Herbert Simon, Sciences of the artificial.

B. F. Skinner, Walden Two. Macmillan, 1948.

Julian Steward, Theory of culture change: The methodology of multilinear evolution. University of Illinois Press, 1955.

Henry Still, Will the human race survive? Hawthorn Books, 1966.

Julius Stulman, Evolving mankind's future. Lippincott, 1967.

Gerald Sykes, The cool millennium. Prentice Hall, 1967.

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Gordon Rattray Taylor, The biological time bomb. New York: The World Publishing Company, 1968.

Robert Theobald, An alternative future for America. Chicago: Swallow Press, 1968.

Robert Theobald, The challenge of abundance. Potter, 1961.

William Thomas, et al., Man's role in changing the face of the Earth. University of Chicago Press, 1956.

George Thomson, The foreseeable future. Harper and Row, 1955.

William Irwin Thompson, At the edge of history. Harper & Row, 1971.

William Irwin Thompson, Passages about Earth: an exploration of the new planetary culture. Harper & Row, 1974.

The Institute of History of Natural Sciences and Technology, and the Institute of Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, and the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Man--Science--Technology. A Marxist analysis of the scientific-technological revolution. Prague: Academia, 1973.

Alvin Toffler, Future shock. New York: Random House 1970.

Alvin Toffler, The third wave. Bantam Books, 1980.

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Stuart Udall, 1976: Agenda for tomorrow. Harcourt, Brace and World, 1968.

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Warren Wagar, The city of man: Prophecies of a world civilization in Twentieth-Century thought. Houghton-Mifflin, 1963.

Lynn White, Medieval technology and social change. Oxford, 1962.

Norbert Wiener, Cybernetics. MIT Press, 1962.

Norbert Wiener, The human use of human beings. Doubleday, 1954.

Henry Winthrop, Ventures in social interpretation. Appleton- Century-Crofts, 1968.

Gordon Wolstenholme, ed., Man and his future: A Ciba Foundation volume. Boston: Little, Brown, 1963.

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Michael Young, Forecasting and the social sciences. Heineman Educational Books, 1968.

Michael Young, The rise of meritocracy, 1870-2033: An essay on education and equality. Thames and Hudson, 1958.

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