Global Catastrophes and Trends: The Next Fifty Years download free [PDF and Ebook] by Vaclav Smil

Global Catastrophes and Trends: The Next Fifty Years download free [PDF and Ebook] by Vaclav Smil year 2012
  • Book name: Global Catastrophes and Trends: The Next Fifty Years
  • Author: Vaclav Smil
  • Release date: 2012/9/1
  • Publisher: MIT PRESS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Technology and Engineering
  • ISBN: 9780262518222
  • Rating: 7.51 of 10
  • Votes: 443
  • Review by: Kyree Cleary
  • Review rating: 7.95 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/21
  • Total pages: 320
  • Includes a PDF summary of 33 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: 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.Fundamental change occurs most often in one of two ways: as a 'fatal discontinuity,' a sudden catastrophic event that is potentially world changing, or as a persistent, gradual trend. Global catastrophes include volcanic eruptions, viral pandemics, wars, and large-scale terrorist attacks; trends are demographic, environmental, economic, and political shifts that unfold over time. In this provocative book, scientist Vaclav Smil takes a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary look at the catastrophes and trends the next fifty years may bring.Smil first looks at rare but cataclysmic events, both natural and human-produced, then at trends of global importance, including the transition from fossil fuels to other energy sources and growing economic and social inequality. He also considers environmental change-in some ways an amalgam of sudden discontinuities and gradual change-and assesses the often misunderstood complexities of global warming.Global Catastrophes and Trends does not come down on the side of either doom-and-gloom scenarios or techno-euphoria. Instead, Smil argues that understanding change will help us reverse negative trends and minimize the risk of catastrophe.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 13H25M20S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Geology & The Lithosphere, Science: General Issues, Social Forecasting, Future Studies, Social Impact Of Disasters, Environment, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Engineering & Technology
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 28.27 USD
  • Dimensions: 178x229x14mm
  • Weight: 499g
  • Printed by: MIT Press
  • Published in: Cambridge, Mass., United States
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