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Global Catastrophic Risks.

Author: Nick Bostrom; Milan M Cirkovic; Martin J Rees
Publisher: Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A global catastrophic risk is one with the potential to wreak death and destruction on a global scale. In human history, wars and plagues have done so on more than one occasion, and misguided ideologies and totalitarian regimes have darkened an entire era or a region. Advances in technology are adding dangers of a new kind. It could happen again. In Global Catastrophic Risks 25 leading experts look at the gravest  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Bostrom; Milan M Cirkovic; Martin J Rees
ISBN: 9780191547133 0191547131
OCLC Number: 609850396
Description: 1 online resource (577 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgements; Foreword; Contents; 1 Introduction; Part I: Background; Part II: Risks from nature; Part III: Risks from unintended consequences; Part IV: Risks from hostile acts; Authors' biographies; Index.

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A global catastrophic risk is one with the potential to wreak death and destruction on a global scale. In human history, wars and plagues have done so on more than one occasion, and misguided ideologies and totalitarian regimes have darkened an entire era or a region. Advances in technology are adding dangers of a new kind. It could happen again. In Global Catastrophic Risks 25 leading experts look at the gravest risks facing humanity in the 21st century, including natural catastrophes, nuclear war, terrorism, global warming, biological weapons, totalitarianism, advanced nanotechnology, general.

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