Humans on Earth: From Origins to Possible Futures

Humans on Earth: From Origins to Possible Futures

by Filipe Duarte Santos

Paperback(2012)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783642271267
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 10/24/2013
Series: The Frontiers Collection
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 410
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

    Filipe Duarte Santos is professor of physics and environmental sciences at the University of Lisbon. He has been visiting professor or visiting researcher at the universities of Oxford, Surrey, Munich (LMU), Vrije (Amsterdam), North Carolina (Chapel Hill), Wisconsin (Madison), and Indiana, among others. He is presently review editor of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report, Vice-Chair of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space in 2008-2009 and elected for 2012-2013, and Director of the Ibero-American Program CYTED for Science, Technology, and Development in the field of Sustainable Development, Ecosystems, and Global Change.

Table of Contents

1. Science and Technology. From the Origins upto theTwenty-First Century.- 2. A VeryBrief History of the Universe, Earth, and Life.- 3. The Contemporary Situation.- 4. The Future.- 5. Human Development and Environmental Discourses.

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