Cover image for The 21st century
The 21st century
Kurian, George Thomas.
Uniform Title:
Encyclopedia of the future. Selections.
Publication Information:
New York : Macmillan Library Reference USA, [1999]

Physical Description:
xxiv, 999 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
General Note:
"Selections from the two-volume Encyclopedia of the future."
Format :


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Material Type
Home Location
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CB161 .A114 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ

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Comprised of all the post-millennial articles from the innovative Encyclopedia of the Future, The Twenty-First Century is a thought-provoking reference to trends and possibilities of the 21st century.

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Booklist Review

Selections from the two-volume Encyclopedia of the Future (Macmillan, 1996).

School Library Journal Review

Gr 8 Up-This compendium consists of selections from the two-volume Encyclopedia of the Future (Macmillan, 1995). The alphabetically arranged entries cover subjects such as abortion, artificial intelligence, crime, extinction, household appliances, sexual behavior, and utopias. Most provide background on the topic and predict future developments. The articles are well written, authoritative, and incorporate the ideas and opinions of experts. Each entry has a bibliography. Clear black-and-white photographs, line drawings, and charts add visual interest to the pages. One of the most fascinating features of this volume is the "Chronology of the Future," which begins in the year 2000 and goes beyond the year 1032 and provides forecasts in medicine, the military, demographics, infotechnology, and other areas. Also included is a list of the "100 Most Influential Futurist Books." An extensive index and a complete table of contents make access easy. A great resource for finding topics for discussion, debate, or in-depth research.-Linda Wadleigh, Oconee County Middle School, Watkinsville, GA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.