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Toffler, Alvin

Works: 611 works in 2,016 publications in 19 languages and 31,345 library holdings
Genres: Forecasts  Conference papers and proceedings  Science fiction  History  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: HN17.5, 303.4
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Future shock by Alvin Toffler( Book )

183 editions published between 1970 and 2020 in 12 languages and held by 5,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes some of the problems our technology has created for society and suggests some strategies for coping in the future
The third wave by Alvin Toffler( Book )

123 editions published between 1980 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 4,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines various aspects of modern life and analyzes changes that are occurring in such areas as the economy, politics, sexual attitudes, family life, and technology, and discusses the effect of these changes upon individuals and nations
Powershift : knowledge, wealth, and violence at the edge of the 21st century by Alvin Toffler( Book )

42 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 3,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how "a new system of wealth creation" is transforming "power at every level of society."
Revolutionary wealth by Alvin Toffler( Book )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social analysts Alvin and Heidi Toffler turn their attention to the revolution in wealth now sweeping the planet. This book is about how tomorrow's wealth will be created, and who will get it and how. But 21st-century wealth, they argue, is not just about money, and cannot be understood in terms of industrial-age economics. They write about everything from education and child rearing to Hollywood and China, from everyday truth and misconceptions to what they call our "third job"--The unnoticed work we do without pay for some of the biggest corporations. In earlier work, they coined the word "prosumer" for people who consume what they themselves produce. Here they expand the concept to reveal how many of our activities--parenting, volunteering, blogging, painting our house, improving our diet, organizing a neighborhood council--pump "free lunch" from the "hidden" non-money economy into the money economy that economists track.--From publisher description
Previews & premises : an interview with the author of Future shock and the third wave by Alvin Toffler( Book )

55 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 1,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of interviews with the author of Future Shock and The Third Wave sets up a confrontation between Toffler's philosophies and those of his interviewer, belonging to the left-wing. Toffler responds with eloquence and wit to questions dealing with current issues and with ideas raised in his best-selling books. The first section "Previews" offers further elaboration of Toffler's theories presented in The Third Wave on the financial crisis in the U.S. and throughout the world. He discusses the myth of Japanese invincibility and analyzes the ways that the decentralization of the workplace has affected women's rights. The "Premises" section includes biographical facts concerning Toffler's background, education, his writing techniques, including insights into the creation of television program based on The Third Wave
War and anti-war : survival at the dawn of the 21st century by Alvin Toffler( Book )

32 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are we plunging into a decade of bloody wars? Can they he prevented? In this highly original new book, Alvin and Heidi Toffler, two of the world's leading social thinkers and futurists, train their sights on a subject that has haunted humanity since history began: war and peace. Their premise is that the way we make wealth is the way we make war - that today's revolutionary changes in business are being mirrored in the world's armies and the future of war itself. What is needed, they say, is a parallel revolution in the way we make peace. War and Anti-War describes how the U.S. military went from drug-drenched defeat and demoralization in Vietnam to high performance in the Gulf - a story with lessons for many businesses today as they, too, restructure in preparation for the twenty-first century. When America is groping for new strategies, when its defense industries are in crisis, and when peacemakers are being outsmarted and outgunned around the world, this book tells us why we seem bent on violence - and what to do about it. The forms of war, the Tofflers tell us, have changed throughout history: the agrarian age gave us the hoe and the sword, the industrial age gave us mass production and mass destruction. Tomorrow, as information and knowledge become the core of advanced economies, they say, we will see the triumph of "software over steel." Just as the theories of military strategist Carl von Clausewitz foreshadowed the industrialized war of the past two centuries - the bloodiest form of war ever - this book lays the basis for the "knowledge strategies" that will increasingly dominate military thinking from now on. The "smart bombs" used in the Gulf War provided only a pale hint of a not-too-distant world in which chameleon camouflage changes to match any terrain ... in which robots might make key military decisions ... in which precision genetic weaponry can be programmed to attack a specific ethnic or racial group ... in which "virtual reality" weapons are used to confuse an enemy ... in which electronic "ants" penetrate business and intelligence computer systems ... and in which digital media replace diplomacy. Our politicians, military leaders, and peacemakers, the Tofflers warn, are no more prepared for changes like these than feudal swordsmen were for the arrival of the machine gun, the tank, and the airplane. New forms of war require new forms of peacemaking as well, and the Tofflers tell us of non-lethal weapons, of "bloodless battles" fought with infra-sound generators, of "Peace Corporations" that would profit by maintaining peace in an assigned region, of how the United Nations might be restructured to give citizens' groups, businesses, and religious movements a greater role in "peace-fare." In War and Anti-War the Tofflers unveil a new world map and introduce such striking concepts as the "revolt of the rich" and the new division of world power among three great civilizations, those of the past, present, and future. If the Tofflers' previous works are any guide, War and Anti-War will be read not only in the corridors of political power but in war ministries and peace organizations around the world. It will change the way we think about the most urgent problem on our planet today
The adaptive corporation by Alvin Toffler( Book )

43 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduces and includes commentary upon a report entitled "Social dynamics and the Bell System" prepared by Alvin Toffler with the assistance of Marilyn Shapiro, and originally submitted to the American Telephone and Telegraph Company
Learning for tomorrow; the role of the future in education by Alvin Toffler( Book )

23 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes the way the future is dealt with in college and high school classrooms and calls for drastic changes in the way educators prepare individuals for life in the future
The culture consumers : a study of art and affluence in America by Alvin Toffler( Book )

34 editions published between 1964 and 1973 in English and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The futurists by Alvin Toffler( Book )

13 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creating a new civilization : the politics of the Third Wave by Alvin Toffler( Book )

30 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The schoolhouse in the city by Alvin Toffler( Book )

32 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eco-spasm report by Alvin Toffler( Book )

23 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toffler, author of Future Shock, predicts a "breakdown of industrial civilization ... and the first fragmentary appearance of a wholly new civilization", based upon his belief in a coming worldwide depression
In Athena's camp : preparing for conflict in the information age by John Arquilla( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The information revolution--which is as much an organizational as a technological revolution--is transforming the nature of conflict across the spectrum: from open warfare, to terrorism, crime, and even radical social activism. The era of massed field armies is passing, because the new information and communications systems are increasing the lethality of quite small units that can call in deadly, precise missile fire almost anywhere, anytime. In social conflicts, the Internet and other media are greatly empowering individuals and small groups to influence the behavior of states. Whether in military or social conflicts, all protagonists will soon be developing new doctrines, strategies, and tactics for "swarming" their opponents--with weapons or words, as circumstances require. Preparing for conflict in such a world will require shifting to new forms of organization, particularly the versatile, hardy, all-channel network. This shift will prove difficult for states and professional militaries that remain bastions of hierarchy, bound to resist institutional redesign. They will make the shift as they realize that information and knowledge are becoming the key elements of power. This implies, among other things, that Mars, the old brute-force god of war, must give way to Athena, the well-armed goddess of wisdom. Accepting Athena as the patroness of this information age represents a first step not only for preparing for future conflicts, but also for preventing them
War and anti-war by Alvin Toffler( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art et science militaires en cette fin de 20e siècle. Toutes les formes que peut prendre la guerre. Les armes nouvelles
Les Nouveaux pouvoirs : savoir, richesse et violence à la veille du XXIe siècle by Alvin Toffler( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in French and Undetermined and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dernier volume d'une trilogie inaugurě par ##Le choc du futur## et poursuivie avec ##La troisim̈e vague##. Il est surtout question du nouveau systm̈e de pouvoir qui cherche ̉s'implanter en cette fin de sic̈le. [SDM]
Le choc du futur by Alvin Toffler( Book )

32 editions published between 1971 and 1987 in French and English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolutionary wealth by Alvin Toffler( Recording )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores how tomorrow's wealth might be made and by whom, examining the future economy of fields where growth opportunity exists, and voicing concerns about America's health system, pension system, education system, and legal system
El "shock" del futuro by Alvin Toffler( Book )

61 editions published between 1970 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La tercera ola by Alvin Toffler( Book )

46 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in Spanish and Catalan and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Future shock
The third wavePowershift : knowledge, wealth, and violence at the edge of the 21st centuryRevolutionary wealthWar and anti-war : survival at the dawn of the 21st centuryThe adaptive corporationCreating a new civilization : the politics of the Third WaveThe eco-spasm reportIn Athena's camp : preparing for conflict in the information age
Alternative Names
A er wen Tuo fu le 1928-2016

A'erwen Tuofule 1928-2016

Alvin Toffler American writer

Alvin Toffler Americanung talasulat

Alvin Toffler americký spisovateľ

Alvin Toffler americký spisovatel a novinář

Alvin Toffler Amerikaans journalist

Alvin Toffler amerikai író, szociológus

Alvin Toffler amerikansk författare och framtidsforskare

Alvin Toffler amerykański pisarz i socjolog

Alvin Toffler écrivain américain

Alvin Toffler escriptor estatunidenc

Alvin Toffler escritor estadounidense

Alvin Toffler scríbhneoir Meiriceánach

Alvin Toffler scriitor american

Alvin Toffler scrittore statunitense

Alvin Toffler shkrimtar amerikan

Alvin Toffler skrywer

Alvin Toffler US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Alvin Toffler usona verkisto

Alvin Toffler yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Ėlbin, Toffler

Olvin Toffler

Tāflir, Ālvīn

Toffler A.

Toffler A. 1928-

Toffler, A. 1928-2016

Toffler Alvin

Toffler, Alvin 1927-

Toffler, Alvin, 1928-

Toffler, Alvin and Heidi

Toffler, Alvin i Heidi

Toffler, Ė. 1928-2016

Tofler, Alvin

Tʻopʻŭllŏ, Aelbin

Tʻopʻŭllŏ, Aelbin 1928-

Tuofule, Aerwun 1928-

Tuofule, Aerwun 1928-2016

Алвин Тофлър

Елвін Тоффлер

Елвін Тоффлер американський письменник

Тофлер Алвин

Тоффлер А

Тоффлер А. 1928-

Тоффлер Алвин

Тоффлер О

Тоффлер О. 1928-

Тоффлер Олвин

Тоффлер Э.

Тоффлер Элвин

Тоффлер, Элвин 1928-

Тоффлер, Элвин американский философ, социолог и футуролог

Элвін Тофлер

Ալվին Թոֆլեր ամերիկացի փիլիսոփա, սոցիոլոգ և ֆուտուրիստ, հետինդուստրիալ հասարակության գաղափարի հեղինակներից

אלווין טופלר

אלווין טופלר סופר אמריקאי

טופלר, אלבין

טופלר, אלבין 1928-

טופלר, אלבין, 1928-2016

טופלר, אלווין

טופלר, אלוין 1928-

آلفين توفلر

ألفين توفلر، 1928-

ألفين توفلر، 1928-2016

آلفين توفلر كاتب أمريكي

الوین تافلر

الوین تافلر نویسنده و آینده پژوه

توفلر، ألفن، 1928-

توفلر، ألفن، 1928-2016

توفلر، ألفين

توفلەر الۆىين

एल्विन टॉफ्लर

ஆல்வின் டாப்லர்

ആൽവിൻ ടോഫ്ലർ അമേരിക്കന്‍ എഴുത്തുകാരന്‍

앨빈 토플러

앨빈, 토플러 1928-2016

토플러, A. 1928-2016

토플러, 알빈 1928-2016

토플러, 앨빈 1928-2016

토플러, 엘빈 1928-2016


トフラー, A.

トフラ-, A. 1928-2016

トフラー, アルヴィン

トフラー, アルビン

トフラ-, アルビン 1928-2016

阿爾文·托夫勒 1928-2016