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The Resource Surviving the 21st century : humanity's ten great challenges and how we can overcome them, Julian Cribb

Surviving the 21st century : humanity's ten great challenges and how we can overcome them, Julian Cribb

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Surviving the 21st century : humanity's ten great challenges and how we can overcome them
Title
Surviving the 21st century
Title remainder
humanity's ten great challenges and how we can overcome them
Statement of responsibility
Julian Cribb
Title variation
  • Surviving the twenty-first century
  • Humanity's ten great challenges and how we can overcome them
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The book explores the central question facing humanity today: how can we best survive the ten great existential challenges that are now coming together to confront us? ... The author examines ten intersecting areas of activity (mass extinction, resource depletion, WMD, climate change, universal toxicity, food crises, population and urban expansion, pandemic disease, dangerous new technologies and self-delusion) which pose manifest risks to civilization and, potentially, to our species' long-term future. This isn't a book just about problems. It is also about solutions. Every chapter concludes with clear conclusions and consensus advice on what needs to be done at global level--but it also empowers individuals with what they can do for themselves to make a difference. Unlike other books, it offers integrated solutions across the areas of greatest risk. It explains why Homo sapiens is no longer an appropriate name for our species, and what should be done about it"--Back cover
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cribb, Julian
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • GF47
  • CB161
LC item number
  • .C75 2017
  • .C67 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Twenty-first century
  • Global environmental change
  • Human ecology
  • Economic forecasting
  • Social prediction
  • Technological forecasting
  • Social problems
  • Environmental ethics
  • Environmental ethics
  • Human ecology
Label
Surviving the 21st century : humanity's ten great challenges and how we can overcome them, Julian Cribb
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The self-worshipper (homo suilaudans -- 2. The terminator (homo exterminans) -- 3. The degrader (homo eversor) -- 4. The butcher (homo carnifex) -- 5. The baker (homo pistor) -- 6. The poisoner (homo veneficus) -- 7. The devourer (homo devorans) -- 8. The urbanite (homo urbanus) -- 9. The self-deceiver (homo delusus) -- 10. The getter of wisdom (homo sapientior)
Control code
ocn951761112
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 255 pages
Isbn
9783319412696
Lccn
2016947168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9783319412696
  • (OCoLC)951761112
Label
Surviving the 21st century : humanity's ten great challenges and how we can overcome them, Julian Cribb
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The self-worshipper (homo suilaudans -- 2. The terminator (homo exterminans) -- 3. The degrader (homo eversor) -- 4. The butcher (homo carnifex) -- 5. The baker (homo pistor) -- 6. The poisoner (homo veneficus) -- 7. The devourer (homo devorans) -- 8. The urbanite (homo urbanus) -- 9. The self-deceiver (homo delusus) -- 10. The getter of wisdom (homo sapientior)
Control code
ocn951761112
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 255 pages
Isbn
9783319412696
Lccn
2016947168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9783319412696
  • (OCoLC)951761112

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