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Our final hour : a scientist's warning : how terror, error, and environmental disaster threaten humankind's future in this century on earth and beyond

Author: Martin J Rees
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2003.
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Publisher's description: Bolstered by unassailable science and delivered in eloquent style, Our Final Hour's provocative argument that humanity has a mere 50/50 chance of surviving the next century has struck a chord with readers, reviewers, and opinion-makers everywhere. Rees's vision of our immediate future is both a work of stunning scientific originality and a humanistic clarion call on behalf of the future of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Forecasts
Prévisions
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rees, Martin J., 1942-
Our final hour.
New York : Basic Books, ©2003
(OCoLC)988863807
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin J Rees
ISBN: 0465068626 9780465068623
OCLC Number: 51505779
Description: viii, 228 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Technology shock --
The doomsday clock: have we been lucky to survive this long? --
Post-2000 threats: terror and error --
Perpetrators and palliatives --
Slowing science down? --
Baseline natural hazards: asteroid impacts --
Human threats to earth --
Extreme risks: a Pascalian wager --
The doomsday philosophers --
The end of science? --
Does our fate have cosmic significance? --
Beyond earth --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Martin Rees.
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Publisher's description: Bolstered by unassailable science and delivered in eloquent style, Our Final Hour's provocative argument that humanity has a mere 50/50 chance of surviving the next century has struck a chord with readers, reviewers, and opinion-makers everywhere. Rees's vision of our immediate future is both a work of stunning scientific originality and a humanistic clarion call on behalf of the future of life.

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