- 200 pages : colour illustrations, charts ; 21 cm.
- Summary: Most of us don't think about the long-term future often but as Phil Ruthven shows in The Future for Our Kids, the future is an exciting place to consider. This book is for realists, optimists and pessimists who are open to argument. It covers a lot of change - past, present and future. It's meant simply as a guide to what's ahead, with context and perspective. Ruthven doesn't dodge the hard stuff. Wars, recessions and depressions, epidemics, the drugs scene, droughts and other disasters are part of our history and probable future. Hopefully, they won't be as debilitating as they have been - and he'll explain why. However, above all else, Ruthven shows us that the future is more predictable today than it's ever been.