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Reading List for the Climate Change Team

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Further Reading

  • Backwell, J., & Wood, J., (2009), “Mapping Network Consciousness: syncretizing difference to co-create a synergy-of-synergies”, in Angewandte Ascott, R.; Bast, G.; Fiel, W.; Jahrmann, M.; Schnell, R. (Eds.) New Realities: Being Syncretic, Ixth Consciousness Reframed Conference Vienna, 2008. Series: Edition.
  • Backwell, J., & Wood, J., (2011), ‘Catalysing Network Consciousness in Leaderless Groups: A Metadesign Tool’, in Consciousness Reframed 12, Art, Identity and the Technology of the Transformation, editors Roy Ascott & Luis Miguel Girão, University of Aveiro, Portugal, pp. 36-41
  • Belbin, R.M. (1996) Management teams: Why they succeed or fail. (2nd Edition published in 2003) Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Bregman, R. (2017). Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World. Hachette UK.
  • Calvin, Wm., J., "The Emergence of Intelligence", in "Exploring Intelligence" (Scientific American Presents: 'Intelligence', vol. 9, no. 4, Winter 1998, New York, (ISSN 1048-0943)
  • Chamorro-Premuzic, T., (2017), Does Diversity Actually Increase Creativity? Harvard Business Review,
  • Corning, P., (2003), Nature's Magic: Synergy in Evolution and the Fate of Humankind, Cambridge University Press, NY, USA, 2003
  • Cowan, N., (2001), The magical number 4 in short-term memory: A reconsideration of mental storage capacity, in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2001), 24: 87-114 Cambridge University Press Copyright ©2001 Cambridge University Press doi: 10.1017/S0140525X01003922. Published online by Cambridge University Press 30 Oct 2001
  • Cox, G., & Dayan, Z., (2005), Cox Review of Creativity in Business: building on the UK’s strengths, TSO: Norwich, Chapter 1.
  • De Saussure, Ferdinand de, (1974), Course in General Linguistics, Open court Publishing, Peru, Illinoi
  • Deutsch, M. (2016). 83 Theory to Develop a Cooperative, Just, and Peaceful World. Scientists Making a Difference: One Hundred Eminent Behavioral and Brain Scientists Talk about Their Most Important Contributions, 395.
  • Dewey, J., (1939), Creative Democracy: The Task Before Us, In John Dewey and the Promise of America, Progressive Education Booklet, No. 14, American Education Press (1939)
  • Douthwaite, R., (1992), "The Growth Illusion", Green Books
  • Dunbar, R. I. M. (1992). "Neocortex size as a constraint on group size in primates". Journal of Human Evolution. 22 (6): 469–493. doi:10.1016/0047-2484(92)90081-J.
  • Fuller, R. B., (1975), “Synergetics: Explorations In The Geometry Of Thinking”, in collaboration with E.J. Applewhite. Introduction and contribution by Arthur L. Loeb. Macmillan Publishing Company, Inc., New York.
  • Gross, M., & Williams, N., (2010), ‘Missed targets’, in Current Biology, Volume 20, Issue 12, 22 June, pages R496-R497.
  • Hamilton, C. (2017). Defiant earth: the fate of humans in the Anthropocene. John Wiley & Sons.
  • Hawken, P., Lovins, A., and Lovins, H.L. (1999), Natural Capitalism, Little, Brown, and Company: New York.
  • Higgins, P., (2010), Eradicating Ecocide: Exposing the Corporate and Political Practices Destroying the Planet and Proposing the Laws Needed to Eradicate Ecocide, Shepheard-Walwyn (Publishers, Ltd.): London.
  • Jackson, Tim (2009). Prosperity Without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet. Sustainable Development Commission.
  • Kauffman, S., (1995), At Home in the Universe, the search for the laws of self-organization, Oxford University Press: New York.
  • Koestler, A., (1967), The Ghost in the Machine, Penguin: London (reprint 1990).
  • Koestler, A., (1964). The Act of Creation, Penguin, London
  • Kvitash, V. I. (2003) Specific relonic patterns from non-specific or useless laboratory data, Kybernetes, Vol. 32 Iss: 5/6, pp. 607-628
  • Lakoff, G., & Johnson, M., (1980), Metaphors We Live By, University of Chicago: Chicago and London
  • Lovelock, J. (1979), Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth, Oxford University Press: Oxford.
  • MacDonnell, M., & Moses, D., (2005), Journal of Genocide Research, Volume 7, Issue 4, 2005, Special Issue: Raphael Lemkin: the “founder of the United Nation's Genocide Convention” as a historian of mass violence
  • Margulis, L. (1998) Symbiotic Planet: A New Look at Evolution, Basic Books, New York.
  • Meadows, D., (1999), Leverage Points; places to intervene in a system, The Sustainability Institute, accessed 14 August, 2009
  • Maturana, H. & Varela, F.,(1992). The Tree of Knowledge; biological roots of understanding. Boston: Shambala.
  • Varela, F., Maturana, H. & Uribe, R. (1974) "Autopoiesis: the organization of living systems, its characterization and a model". Biosystems 5, pp. 187–196.
  • Maturana, H., & Varela, F., (1980): ‘Autopoiesis and Cognition; the realisation of the Living’, in Boston Studies in Philosophy of Science, Reidel: Boston.
  • McDonough, W. & Braungart, M., (2002), Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, North Point Press: New York.
  • Nieuwenhuijze, O, & J. Wood, (2006), ‘Synergy and Sympoiesis’, in the Writing of Joint Papers; anticipation with/in imagination, International Journal of Computing Anticipatory Systems, edited by Daniel M. Dubois, Centre for Hyperincursive Anticipation in Ordered Systems: Liège, Belgium, Volume 10, pp. 87-102.
  • Ponting, C., (1991), "A Green History of the World", Penguin
  • Reynolds, A., & Lewis, D., (2017), "Teams Solve Problems Faster When They’re More Cognitively Diverse", Harvard Business Review, March, 2017
  • Simmel, G., (1900), The Philosophy of Money”, Routledge; New York & London
  • Stahel, W. R. (2015), in The Circular Economy — A Wealth of Flows (ed. Webster, K.) 86–103 (Ellen MacArthur Foundation, 2015).
  • Stern, N. (2006). "Summary of Conclusions" (PDF). Executive summary (short). Stern Review Report on the Economics of Climate Change (pre-publication edition). HM Treasury. (see summary)
  • Tarnas, R., (1991), The Passion of the Western Mind, Pimlico: location?
  • Thackara, J. (2005) In the Bubble: Designing in a Complex World. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Wahl, D. C., (2016 Designing Regenerative Cultures Axminster, UK: Triarchy Press, 2016
  • Wood, J. (2007), Design for Micro-utopias; thinking beyond the possible, Ashgate: UK.
  • Wood, J., (2012), Creativity & Biodiversity; towards a synergy-of-synergies, paper in the Journal of Advances in System Sciences & Applications, Editor, Prof. Jeffrey (Yi Lin) Forrest, An official journal of the International Institute for General Systems Studies, Vol. 12, (3), pp. 232
  • Wood, J., (2017), "From Products to Relations: Adding jeong to the metadesigner’s vocabulary", chapter in A Handbook of Sustainable Product Design by Jonathan Chapman, Routledge, ISBN-10: 1138910171, ISBN-13: 978-1138910171
  • Yunus, M., (2007), ‘Creating a World Without Poverty; social business and the future of capitalism’, Publicaffairs, USA

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