An exciting book, that most agreeably combines readability and practicality with the best American scientific tradition. -- Pro Zukunft (Austria)
An ideal text for students and any friend you want to interest in futuring. -- Future Times (New Zealand)
Cornish...makes a forceful case for future-oriented thinking or 'futuring' in this interesting book. -- Huntsville Times, August 15, 2004
For clear scenarios of what may come, you need to call on Edward Cornish. -- Ode Magazine, September 2004
This clearly written book ... can expand the outlook, as well as encourage a proactive interest in the future. Highly recommended. -- Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, October 2004
About the Author
With support from comprehensive designer Buckminster Fuller, Nobel prizewinning chemist Glenn T. Seaborg, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman and many others, he organized a small group to develop plans for a World Future Society, which was officially born in October 1966 as an organization for people interested in the future. The Society now has some 25,000 members in 80 countries.
As a futurist, he has served as an adviser for four U.S. presidents, co-authored a report by the White House's National Goals Research Staff, and served as Chief Investigator in study of futuring for the National Science Foundation and the Library of Congress. He also wrote a textbook on futuring, The Study of the Future, that was widely used in colleges and universities. He resides in Bethesda, Maryland.