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The New Earth Archive

2012 Booklist Candidates (Return to the homepage)

The New Earth Archive Criteria:

The books that comprise this archive should educate and empower students to work towards improving the world around them, and should inspire open-mindedness and acceptance of new, more beneficial ideas and lifestlyes. For this goal to be succesful, the books that populate this collection should be:

1. Books that college students will actively want to read: they have to be informative and passionate enough to capture and then hold students’ attention.

2. Powerful enough to change the reader’s mind about these issues, encourage new perspectives, and promote acceptance of alternate or controversial ideas.

3. Provocative and motivational: they have to genuinely drive readers to want to change the world.

4. Inspiring and positive, and offer solutions that encourage pursuit of holistic and truly fulfilling lifestyles.

5. Recent (within the past 10-15 years) and still relevant to our world’s rapidly changing conditions.

6. Decades-big ideas with a worldwide scope: topics that span the environmenteconomicspeoplepolitics, and revelations in understanding human nature.

To thank you for your vote, you'll be automatically entered in a drawing to win a free Amazon Kindle Fire! Additionally, any information you choose to fill out in the optional "Featured Information" after submitting your votes, will be showcased on a Contributing Voters page on our website, along with links to your website/organization and any of your works or publications.
Please select up to 15 choices from the New Earth Archive candidates below. As you make and unmake your selections, they will appear at the bottom of the page, which will allow you to compare and keep track of the books you've chosen.
*This question is required.If you don't see a book on our ballot that you strongly feel should be included in the 2012 New Earth Archive, add it in the "Your Personal Recommendation" field. Once you've finished, you can add some contact information and press "Submit" at the bottom of the page to send us your votes.
Your Current Selections:
Consciousness: An Introduction - Susan Blackmore
Debt: The First 5,000 Years - David Graeber
Experiments in Ethics - Kwame Anthony Appiah
How We Decide - Jonah Lehrer
Mismeasuring Our Lives: Why GDP Doesn't Add Up - Joseph E. Stiglitz, Amartya Sen and Jean-Paul Fitoussi
Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution - Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins and L. Hunter Lovins
Pulphead: Essays - Jon Jeremiah Sullivan
Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era - Amory Lovins, Marvin Odum and John W. Rowe
Stumbling on Happiness - Daniel Todd Gilbert
The Ecology of Wisdom: Writings by Arne Naess - Arne Naess, Alan Drengson and Bill Devall
The Future of Life - Edward O. Wilson
The Grand Design - Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
The Great Financial Crisis: Causes and Consequences - John Bellamy Foster and Fred Magdoff
Thinking in Systems: A Primer - Donella H. Meadows
Thinking, Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman
Wall and Piece - Banksy
My Personal Recommendation
My Personal Recommendation 2

Contributing Voter Information

We appreciate the time you've taken to share your knowledge and experience with us in this endeavor. Please provide some contact information below that we can feature on our Contributing Voters page to reciprocate the favor, and we'll let you know when the votes are tallied and the 2012 New Earth Archive can be viewed online!
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If you'd like to add featured information, select the option below;  after clicking Submit Your Vote, you will be given another screen to enter a few more details about your organization.

In either case, once you've finished making your selections click the Submit Your Vote button below to cast your vote.
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