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Economist: Megachange : The World in 2050 -- Paperback
Economist: Megachange : The World in 2050 -- Paperback
Publisher : Profile Books Ltd
Published Date : 2012/03
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781846685859

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Book Description
Table of Contents
 
Contributors                                       vii
Introduction: meet megachange                      xi
          Daniel Franklin
  Part 1 People and relationships                  1  (76)
    1 Not quite destiny                            3  (18)
          John Parker
    2 The health of nations                        21 (15)
          Charlotte Howard
    3 Women's world                                36 (15)
          Barbara Beck
    4 Friends indeed                               51 (12)
          Martin Giles
    5 Cultural revolutions                         63 (14)
          Robert Lane Greene
  Part 2 Heaven and earth                          77 (74)
    6 Believe it or not                            79 (13)
          Anthony Gottlieb
    7 Feeling the heat                             92 (19)
          Oliver Morton
    8 The future of war: the weak become strong    111(15)
          Matthew Symonds
    9 Freedom's ragged march                       126(12)
          Edward Lucas
    10 Taming Leviathan: the state of the state    138(13)
          Paul Wallace
  Part 3 Economy and business                      151(66)
    11 The age of emerging markets                 153(17)
          Simon Cox
    12 Globalisation, growth and the Asian         170(11)
    century
          Loza Kekic
    13 The great levelling                         181(12)
          Zanny Minton Beddoes
    14 Schumpeter Inc                              193(10)
          Adrian Wooldridge
    15 Market momentum                             203(14)
          Philip Coggan
  Part 4 Knowledge and progress                    217(59)
    16 What (and where) next for science           219(10)
          Geoffrey Carr
    17 Ad astra                                    229(12)
          Tim Cross
    18 The web of knowledge                        241(13)
          Kenneth Cukier
    19 Distance is dead. Long live location        254(10)
          Ludwig Siegele
    20 Of predictions and progress: more for       264(12)
    less
          Matt Ridley
Acknowledgements                                   276(1)
Index                                              277
 

In 2050 there will be 9.3 billion people alive - compared with 7 billion today - and the number will still be rising. The population aged over sixty-five will have more than doubled, to more than 16 per cent; China's GDP will be 80 per cent more than America's; and the number of cars on India's roads will have increased by 3,880 per cent. And, in 2050 it should be clear whether we are alone in the universe. What other megachanges can we expect - and what will their impact be? This comprehensive and compelling book will cover the most significant trends that are shaping the coming decades, with each of its twenty chapters elegantly and authoritatively outlined by Economist contributors, and rich in supporting facts and figures. It will chart the rise and fall of fertility rates across continents; how energy resources will change in light of new technology, and how different nations will deal with major developments in science and warfare. Megachange is essential reading for anyone who wants to know what the next four decades hold in store.