Global Catastrophes and Trends: The Next Fifty Years

Global Catastrophes and Trends: The Next Fifty Years

by Vaclav Smil
     
 

A wide-ranging, interdisciplinary look at global changes that may occur over the next fifty years—whether sudden and cataclysmic world-changing events or gradually unfolding trends.See more details below

Overview

A wide-ranging, interdisciplinary look at global changes that may occur over the next fifty years—whether sudden and cataclysmic world-changing events or gradually unfolding trends.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262518222
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
09/30/2012
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
915,917
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface: What to Expect

1 How (Not) to Look Ahead 1

2 Fatal Discontinuities 9

3 Unfolding Trends 71

4 Environmental Change 171

5 Dealing with Risk and Uncertainty 219

App. A Units and Abbreviations, Prefixes 255

App. B Acronyms 257

References 259

Name Index 297

Subject Index 299

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