Long Now Manual for Civilization

What is this?

This platform enables Long Now to curate and prioritize book selections for The Manual for Civilization, a book collection at The Long Now Foundation. The hope is to create a collection of the 3,500 books you would most want if you had to restart civilization.


How does it work?

Select favorites as they are shown to you in each of the four categories in The Manual for Civilization. Click "I can't decide" if you are having trouble and select the reason you cant decide.

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Get started!

Click on a link below to get started in selecting favorite books in each of the four categories.