Our Final Hour: A Scientist's Warning

Our Final Hour: A Scientist's Warning

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by Martin Rees
     
 

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From world-renowned astrophysicist Sir Martin Rees, a timely, brisk, and alarming look at the way today's technology could spell the end of tomorrow.See more details below

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From world-renowned astrophysicist Sir Martin Rees, a timely, brisk, and alarming look at the way today's technology could spell the end of tomorrow.

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Reading like a list of inevitable disasters, this book outlines all the possible ways the world might end—with a bang or a whimper. Every possible disaster—from lack of water to genetically engineered plants that destroy natural plants, to nuclear destruction, to chemical warfare, to asteroids hitting the Earth—is discussed and its likelihood evaluated. Rees, a noted scientist, believes that humanity is more at risk now than it has ever been and while he sees some hope, he gives grave warnings about what we must do to protect ourselves and our world. A complete index and list of notes follow his observations, giving credence to his beliefs. KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2003, Perseus, Basic Books, 228p. notes. index., Ages 15 to adult.
—Nola Theiss

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786740697
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
03/17/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
617,347
File size:
0 MB

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