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1 Beaudry, Jean-Luc Economic Indicators
Montreal Square One Data 2004 0973357312 / 9780973357318 First Edition Trade Paperback Near Fine 4to - 11 in. Tall 
Unpaginated, about 375 pp. on coated stock. Colored graphs and maps throughout. Virtually new, no markings, spine uncreased. The Spring 2004 issue of a quarterly compendium gives a comparison of basic economic indicators in 185 nations. According to Beaudry's index, Luxembourg has the soundest economy in the world, Switzlerland is second and the United States is third. Beaudry, an economic analyst, has packaged baseline information for forecasting. Publication press release laid in. The data also includes figures on population, longevity, and ethnic mix. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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2 Berlitz, Charles Doomsday 1999 A.D.
NY Pocket 1983 0671441635 1st Paperback Edition Mass Market Paperback Good + 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Valentine, J. Manson 
238 pp. Light foxing on inside cover, a few words underlined on p. 16. otherwise no markings. Sturdy binding, moderate toning. Berlitz, Bermuda Triangle researcher and grandson of the language-study giant, gives arguments that cataclysms have occurred before and are due again at the end of the 20th century. Interesting example of an early title in the Millennium mania of a few years ago. He combines scientific research with literary and paranormal research of religious prophecies. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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3 Clarke, Arthur C. Voices from the Sky: Previews of the Coming Space Age
NY Harper & Row 1965 First Edition Cloth & Boards Good Good Ex-Library 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Essays on how scientific advances in space may affect life in coming decades. Library markings, edges yellowed. Tape adhesive on cover. 
Price: 2.50 USD
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4 Joseph, Lawrence E. Apocalypse 2012
NY Broadway Books 2008 9780767124481 Revised Trade Very Good 8vo -- 8 in Tall 
263 pp., reference notes, index. With epilogue. Light wear, slight rubbing on spine corner. Text clean. Spine uncreased. No markings. A science journalist gives a readable overview of various trends that could be leading Earth toward catastrophe, possibly in harmony with Mayan prophecies. 
Price: 4.50 USD
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Preparing for the Twenty-First Century , Kennedy, Paul
5 Kennedy, Paul Preparing for the Twenty-First Century
NY Vintage (Random House) 1994 0679747052 / 9780679747055 2nd Printing Trade Paperback Very Good  8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
428 pp. Previous owner's name on preliminary page; a margin note on p. 4. No other markings sighted. Spine uncreased, lightly read. A Yale professor synthesizes various trends in agriculture, economics, trade, international relations, etc. to outline what to expect in future decades. Interestingly, his index omits any mention of Islam, fundamentalism, and terrorism -- three forces that kicked off the new century with a bang.  
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The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence, Kurzweil, Ray
6 Kurzweil, Ray The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence
NY Penguin Books 2000 0140282025 / 9780140282023 7th Printing Trade Paperback Very Good 8vo -- 9.25 in. 
388 pp., including large sections for glossary, timeline, bibliography and list of resources, index. Light wear, spine uncreased. No markings. A pioneer in speech recognition software offers projections about the next century of development in artificial intelligence, reaching a point of surpassing human minds. 
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7 Skinner, B.F. Walden Two
Upper Saddle River, N.J. Prentice Hall 1976 002411510X / 9780024115102 37th Printing Mass Market Paperback Good 12mo -- 7 in Tall 
297 pp. Lightly read, spine lightly creased. No markings. Novel 's text is complete but Skinner's updated introduction "Walden Two Revisited" is missing. 
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8 Sykes, Charles J. A Nation of Victims: The Decay of the American Character
NY St. Martin's 1992 0312082975 / 9780312082970 First Edition Cloth Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
289 pp., index, notes. Nearly new, no markings. Sykes focuses on the spread of "victimization" in U.S. society, the rise of class action suits, etc. 
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9 Weinberger, Caspar and Schweizer, Peter The Next War
Washington Regner Publishing (Eagle Publishing) 1998 0895264471 / 9780895264473 First Edition Cloth & Boards Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
470 pp. Nearly new. No markings. Ronald Reagan's defense secretary and his co-author present a futurist novel to make the case that the Clinton administration has weakened America with its defense cutbacks. They outline 7 possible war scenarios involving Korea, Russia, Japan, Iran and others and hypothesize how America might respond with its limited resources. Foreword by Margaret Thatcher. 
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