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RESCUE MISSION:

How US military research can help save our economy and the planet

Introduced by Admiral William A. Owens, former Vice Chairman of the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff and Commander of the US Sixth Fleet (see our Author Profiles page for more information). The editors of Montagu House present an intriguing and thought-provoking argument that the time has come to harness the capabilities of the most powerfully resourced organization in the world, the US military, to combat the effects of climate change and develop a more environmentally efficient society. This challenging and persuasive book argues that such an initiative, properly engaged, will not impair the military but strengthen it and renew its identity as a custodian of the public interest. Written in an engaging, jargon-free style designed to be read with enjoyment by non-specialists, but filled with insights that will be of use to public policymakers, military leaders, environmentalists and anyone interested in the technological innovation, public policy and the future of the military.

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The real story behind Greece's national tragedy.

On the eve of World War Two a Greek boy leads an idyllic life with his family

in a serene, tradition-governed community on the outskirts of Athens.

E-BURBIA:

Rise of the Telecommunity Civilization

The editors of Montagu House present a lucid, compact account of how telecommunications technology is impacting work, lifestyles, community development, urban planning and some of our fundamental concepts of regional and national infrastructure, economic growth and social organization. Showing how current technological development offers us opportunities that were anticipated by thinkers such as industrial designer Buckminster Fuller, this overview shows that a wisely used and sufficiently advanced telecommunications technology can counter urban design uniformity and sprawl and foster the resurgence of neighborhood life, community character, regional cooperation and a new era of environmentally sensitive development.

While aimed at the general reader, this book outlines the foundations of a philosophy of Internet civilization which will be interest to urban planners, technologists, teachers and scholars in numerous disciplines.

Then their calm is shattered by Mussolini’s army. The outnumbered Greeks repel the invaders but Hitler steps in. Jackboots march through the ancient streets. The swastika rises over the Acropolis. German troops move in opposite the boy's home. Eventually the British arrive … but it’s not the liberation the Greeks expected. Meanwhile little Evangelos slips through the neighborhood like a mouse, an almost invisible witness to history. Gripping, terrifying, poignant, funny, deeply informative, compulsively readable, My Father Had This Luger … A True Story of Hitler's Greece returns you to a vanished world in a haunting, eye-opening portrait of civilians under fire, of heroism behind closed doors.

You'll close this book understanding the world better and enriched with new insight into the transcendent power of family and the indestructible dignity of the human spirit. Produced by THE SWORD OF ZEUS PROJECTTM on WWII. TO BUY YOUR COPY, click the book cover (left) or ZEUS icon (right).

My Father Had This Luger... is captivating, with a cinematic feel, and moments that are truly haunting … while some are downright bone-chilling, yet all unforgettable … a remarkable writer with the natural talent of story-telling.” -- Neos Kosmos, Australia

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THE MIND OF ARTHUR C. CLARKE

This volume argues that the legendary science fiction writer and futurist is best understood if he is appreciated not only as a creator of classic fiction and an inventive imaginer of tomorrow but as a philosophical visionary who devoted his life to articulating a sense of humanity's place in an exciting and evolving universe.

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THE MIND OF CARL SAGAN

As astronomer, science fiction writer, philosopher, educator, and television celebrity whose series COSMOS reached millions of viewers, Sagan became one of the late 20th century's most recognizable public intellectuals. This assessment relates him to other famous promoters of science including Isaac Asimov, Jacob Bronowski and T.H. Huxley.

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THE MIND OF SOLLY ZUCKERMAN

Baron Zuckerman was one of the 20th century’s most fascinating scientists. A zoologist who became a leader in Britain’s scientific establishment, he was a key government advisor in WWII. After the war he was made chief science adviser to the British military. then the UK's overall science czar, helping to shape NATO nuclear policy. This book discusses how his career illuminates the role of scientists in government in our time.

This Montagu House series, now in preparation, spotlights the thoughts of major thinkers of our time. Each volume will include an intellectual biography describing the development of its subject's principal ideas, an overview of his or her influence, and an insightful, stimulating discussion of the subject's place in contemporary thought. The first four titles, below, will include exclusive contributions by the subjects not previously published in book form. Future titles will include urban critic Jane Jacobs and inventor-philosopher Buckminster Fuller. All volumes will be written for the general reader but will be valuable to teachers and scholars.

THE MIND OF MILTON FRIEDMAN

While most economists labor out of the public eye, discussing their complex subject mainly with fellow professionals who share a technical language, Nobel Prizewinner Friedman became a towering academic presence while influencing governments and winning massive acceptance as a pre-eminent explainer of economics to the general public. This book probes the mind behind the achiever.

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THE POWER OF RENEWABLES:

Opportunities and Challenges for China and the US

Produced under the auspices of the Committee on US-China Cooperation on Electricity from Renewable Resources, the National Research Council, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and the National Academies Press.

UNDERSTANDING THE CHANGING PLANET:

Strategic Directions for the Geographical Sciences

Produced under the auspices of the Committee on Strategic Directions for the Geographical Sciences in the Next Decade, the National Research Council and the National Academies Press. Click for details and to order.

TOWARD SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Produced under the auspices of the Committee on Twenty-First Century Systems, the National Research Council and the National Academies Press. Click for details and to order.

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