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Kahn, Herman 1922-1983

Works: 257 works in 1,070 publications in 11 languages and 19,922 library holdings
Genres: Forecasts  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Speaker
Classifications: HC59, 330.904
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Most widely held works about Herman Kahn
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Most widely held works by Herman Kahn
On thermonuclear war by Herman Kahn( Book )

94 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year 2000; a framework for speculation on the next thirty-three years by Herman Kahn( Book )

84 editions published between 1967 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 1,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The next 200 years : a scenario for America and the world by Herman Kahn( Book )

39 editions published between 1976 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This optimistic report on the future of the U.S. and its techno-economic leadership to world prosperity was timed to coincide with the American bicentennial. The report uses statistical studies and logic to argue that intensive development of technology in a post-industrial format and rational planning rather than reduced rates of economic growth and consumption are the best ways to support a growing world population
The Resourceful earth : a response to Global 2000 by Jean-Louis Simon( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We are confident that the nature of the physical world permits continued improvement in humankind's economic lot in the long rung run, indefinitely. Of course there are always newly arising local problems, shortages and pollutions, due to climate or to increased population and income. Some times temporary large-scale problems arise. But the nature of the world's physical condition and the resilience in a well-functioning economic and social system enable us to overcome such problems, and the solutions usually leave us better off than if the problem had never arisen; that is the great lesson to be learned from human history. We are less optimistic, however, about the constraints currently imposed upon material progress by political and institutional forces, in conjunction with popularly-held beliefs and attitudes about natural resources and the environment ... trends point towards deterioration rather than towards improvement ..."--Introduction
The emerging Japanese superstate; challenge and response by Herman Kahn( Book )

35 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines social leadership, political structure, industrial enterprise, military tradition and other factors in the rise of postwar Japan
On escalation: metaphors and scenarios by Herman Kahn( Book )

48 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World economic development : 1979 and beyond by Herman Kahn( Book )

37 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in 4 languages and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thinking about the unthinkable in the 1980s by Herman Kahn( Book )

14 editions published between 1962 and 1987 in English and German and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kritische analyse van dreigende mogelijkheden voor een nucleair conflict tussen de V.S. en de Sovjet-Unie
The coming boom : economic, political, and social by Herman Kahn( Book )

22 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om et kommende økonomisk opsving i USA
Things to come; thinking about the seventies and eighties by Herman Kahn( Book )

18 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on papers of the Hudson Institute, intended as a companion work to "The Year 2000," published in 1967
Thinking about the unthinkable by Herman Kahn( Book )

36 editions published between 1962 and 1971 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Japanese challenge : the success and failure of economic success by Herman Kahn( Book )

27 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of the corporation by Herman Kahn( Book )

20 editions published between 1973 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will she be right? : the future of Australia by Herman Kahn( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'An 2000 : un cannevas de spéculation pour les 32 prochaines années by Herman Kahn( Book )

38 editions published between 1967 and 1972 in 8 languages and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Zukunft Deutschlands : Niedergang oder neuer Aufstieg der Bundesrepublik by Herman Kahn( Book )

11 editions published in 1982 in German and Undetermined and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The schools' community roles in the next ten years : an outside perspective by Jane Newitt( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan and the United States in the 1970's; a summary of discussions at Racine, Wisconsin, December 2, 1969, under the auspices of the Johnson Foundation and the Japan Society, inc by Emerson Chapin( Book )

5 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The worlds of Herman Kahn : the intuitive science of thermonuclear war by Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Herman Kahn was the only nuclear strategist in America who might have made a living as a standup comedian. Indeed, galumphing around stages across the country, joking his way through one grotesque thermonuclear scenario after another, he came frighteningly close. In telling the story of Herman Kahn, whose 1960 book On Thermonuclear War catapulted him into celebrity, Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi captures an era that is still very much with us - a time whose innocence, gruesome nuclear humor, and outrageous but deadly serious visions of annihilation have their echoes in the "known unknowns and unknown unknowns" that guide policymakers in our own embattled world." "Portraying a life that combined aspects of Lenny Bruce, Hitchcock, and Kubrick, Ghamari-Tabrizi presents not one Herman Kahn, but many - one who spoke the suffocatingly dry argot of the nuclear experts, another whose buffoonery conveyed the ingenious absurdity of it all, an countless others who capered before the public, ambiguous, baffling, always open to interpretation. This, then, is a story of one thoroughly strange and captivating man as well as a cultural history of our moment."--BOOK JACKET
Vad som komma skall- by Herman Kahn( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in Swedish and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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On thermonuclear war
Alternative Names
Herman Kahn Amerikaans wiskundige (1922-1983)

Herman Kahn Futurologue et géostratège américain

Herman Kahn US-amerikanischer Kybernetiker

Kahn, H.

Kahn Herman

Kahn-Wiener, .. 1922-1983

Кан, Герман

Херман Кан

הרמן קאן

הרמן קאן מתמטיקאי אמריקאי

هرمن کان

هيرمان كان

هيرمان كان، 1922-1983

ခန်း ၊ ဟာမင်း

칸, 허만 1922-1983

칸, 허먼 1922-1983

カ-ン, ハ-マン 1922-1983

カーン, ハーマン


ハーマンカーン 1922-1983



On escalation: metaphors and scenariosThe worlds of Herman Kahn : the intuitive science of thermonuclear warProphecies of doom and scenarios of progress : Herman Kahn, Julian Simon, and the prospective imaginationThe essential Herman Kahn : in defense of thinking