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History of Whole Earth Catalog. The WHOLE EARTH CATALOG was published regularly from 1968 to 1972, but only intermittently thereafter.

History of Whole Earth Catalog

During its four years of regular publication, the Catalog earned a reputation, a following, and a National Book Award, the only time a catalog has been so honored. Standing with one foot firmly in the rugged individualism and back-to-the-land movements of the Sixties counterculture and the other in the nascent global community made possible by the Internet, the WHOLE EARTH CATALOG offered an integrated, complex, challenging, thought-provoking, and comprehensive worldview. Founder Stewart Brand, in his 1968 CATALOG article, "We are as gods" said, "At a time when the New Left was calling for grass-roots political (i.e., referred) power, Whole Earth eschewed politics and pushed grassroots direct power—tools and skills.

Stewart attempted to cease pubication numberous times, only to see a new catalog, book, or magazine pop up from somewhere. An amazing story, read on. Goodbye, paper flatplans - Flatplan. In Focus. Think Quarterly. Make your own magazine -