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Main Title 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 Rees, Martin J.,
Publisher Basic Books,
Year Published 2003
OCLC Number 51505779
ISBN 0465068626 (hbk. : alk. paper); 9780465068623 (hbk. : alk. paper)
Subjects Twenty-first century--Forecasts ; Disasters--Forecasting ; End of the world ; Wetenschap ; Milieurampen ; Biologische wapens ; Risicoanalyse ; Leven ; Disasters--Forecasts ; Futurology
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ELBM  CB161.R38 2003 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/14/2012
Collation viii, 228 p. ; 22 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-208) and index.
Contents Notes
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. Publisher's description: Bolstered by unassailable science and delivered in eloquent style, Our Final Hour's provocative argument that humanity has a mere 5050 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.