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The World in 2050 : four forces shaping civilization's northern future

Author: Laurence C Smith
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Plume, 2011. ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The world cities are booming, wild species are vanishing, and our environment is degrading. What kind of world are we leaving for our chldren and grandchildren? Just who will flourish and who will fail in our evolving world?
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence C Smith
ISBN: 9780452297470 : 0452297478
OCLC Number: 706024323
Description: 322 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Contents: Flying into Fort McMurray --
Martell's hairy prize --
The push. A tale of teeming cities --
Iron, oil, and wind --
California browning, Shanghai drowning --
The pull. Two weddings and a computer model --
One if by land, two if by sea --
The third wave --
Good-bye harpoon, hello briefcase --
Alternate endings. The Pentagon report --
The new north.
Responsibility: Laurence C. Smith.

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The world cities are booming, wild species are vanishing, and our environment is degrading. What kind of world are we leaving for our chldren and grandchildren? Just who will flourish and who will fail in our evolving world?

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