Humanity's Ten Great Challenges and How We Can Overcome Them
1. Auflage 2017,
255 Seiten, Kartoniert, Paperback, Format (B × H): 155 mm x 235 mm, Gewicht: 4161 g
Verlag: Springer, Berlin
Cribb Surviving the 21st Century
The author examines ten intersecting areas of activity (mass extinction, resource depletion, WMD, climate change, universal toxicity, food crises, population and urban expansion, pandemic disease, dangerous new technologies and self-delusion) which pose manifest risks to civilization and, potentially, to our species’ long-term future. This isn’t a book just about problems. It is also about solutions. Every chapter concludes with clear conclusions and consensus advice on what needs to be done at global level —but it also empowers individuals with what they can do for themselves to make a difference. Unlike other books, it offers integrated solutions across the areas of greatest risk. It explains why Homo sapiens is no longer an appropriate name for our species, and what should be done about it.
Weitere Infos & Material
Foreword.- List of tables and figures.- Chapter 1. The Self-Worshipper (Homo suilaudans).- Chapter 2The Terminator (Homo exterminans).- Chapter 3. The Degrader (Homo eversor).- Chapter 4. The Butcher (Homo carnifex).- Chapter 5: The Baker (Homo pistor).- Chapter 6. The Poisoner (Homo veneficus).- Chapter 7. The Devourer (Homo devorans).- Chapter 8. The Urbanite (Homo urbanus).- Chapter 9. The Self-Deceiver (Homo delusus).- Chapter 10. The Getting of Wisdom (Homo sapientior).