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Humans on Earth : from origins to possible futures

Author: F D Santos
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2012.
Series: Frontiers collection.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a¡wide-ranging and persuasive book written by an undisputed expert. Beginning with a broad history of the Universe, Earth, Life, and Man, it considers the origins and rise of science and technology, before moving on to discuss the present state of the world and its/our possible futures. Humans on Earth then addresses the main challenges for¡ social and economic development in the 21st century in the context  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Santos, F.D. (Filipe Duarte).
Humans on earth.
Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2012
(OCoLC)462919910
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: F D Santos
ISBN: 9783642053603 3642053602
OCLC Number: 756758471
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 409 pages).
Contents: Science and technology, from the origins up to the twenty-first century --
A very brief history of the universe, earth, and life --
The contemporary situation --
The future --
Human development and environmental discourses.
Series Title: Frontiers collection.
Other Titles: Que futuro?
Responsibility: Filipe Duarte Santos.

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