Avoiding The Extinction Of Humanity

Author: John M. Goodman
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ISBN: 9781939116871
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If you are driving off a cliff, someone telling you to slow down isn't much of a help. (Well, slowing down while you turn in a new direction is likely to be a good idea.) By burning fossil fuels, humanity is now driving itself off a climate cliff toward extinction. We need to completely stop burning "stuff" (fossil fuels, or anything else) for energy. Yet to thrive we really do need lots of energy -- in fact, even more than we now are using. This book shows how we can meet both of these needs by creating a new infrastructure context in which existing technologies will work far better than they do now. Not only will we get all our energy at less than one tenth the cost per kilowatt-hour, we will speed up long-distance transportation at least tenfold, plus give everyone a chance to enjoy space travel. And that is just the beginning.

Dodging Extinction

Author: Anthony D. Barnosky
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520274377
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Paleobiologist Anthony D. Barnosky weaves together evidence from the deep past and the present to alert us to the looming Sixth Mass Extinction and to offer a practical, hopeful plan for avoiding it. Writing from the front lines of extinction research, Barnosky tells the overarching story of geologic and evolutionary history and how it informs the way humans inhabit, exploit, and impact Earth today. He presents compelling evidence that unless we rethink how we generate the power we use to run our global ecosystem, where we get our food, and how we make our money, we will trigger what would be the sixth great extinction on Earth, with dire consequences. Optimistic that we can change this ominous forecast if we act now, Barnosky provides clear-cut strategies to guide the planet away from global catastrophe. In many instances the necessary technology and know-how already exist and are being applied to crucial issues around human-caused climate change, feeding the world’s growing population, and exploiting natural resources. Deeply informed yet accessibly written, Dodging Extinction is nothing short of a guidebook for saving the planet.

Human Development Report 2007

Author: Kevin Watkins
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN:
Size: 46.36 MB
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This year's report explains why we have less than a decade to change course and start living within our global carbon budget, and how climate change will create long-run low human development traps, pushing vulnerable people into a downward spiral of deprivation.

Biology The Dynamic Science

Author: Peter J. Russell
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305389891
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Russell/Hertz/McMillan, BIOLOGY: THE DYNAMIC SCIENCE 4e and MindTap teach Biology the way scientists practice it by emphasizing and applying science as a process. You learn not only what scientists know, but how they know it, and what they still need to learn. The authors explain complex ideas clearly and describe how biologists collect and interpret evidence to test hypotheses about the living world. Throughout, Russell and MindTap provide engaging applications, develop quantitative analysis and mathematical reasoning skills, and build conceptual understanding. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Contraception Your Questions Answered E Book

Author: Emeritus Professor of Family Planning and Reproductive Health John Guillebaud
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702069981
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From reviews of the previous edition: 'Provides a wealth of information ... graphically illustrates the need for practitioners to be thoroughly knowledgeable.' Toni Belfield, Director of Information, Family Planning Association. The world's population is increasing dramatically. At levels over 7 billion, rising annually by over 83 million (with births outstripping deaths by a factor of c. 2.4) the toll this imbalance takes on the environment, developing economies and resources (healthcare, education, rates of poverty) and the lives of women in the poorer parts of the world is increasingly unsustainable. Even in the developed world there is still an unacceptably high rate of unplanned pregnancies, demonstrating that appropriate education at both local and global levels about the full range of available contraception is essential. Using a highly accessible question-and-answer format, John Guillebaud and Anne MacGregor seek to ensure everything needed for good family planning practice is here in this book. Now in its seventh edition and online via ExpertConsult, Contraception: Your Questions Answered remains the market-leading, one-stop resource for family planning professionals worldwide. Question and answer format Important information boxes Unwanted side effects boxes Frequent patient questions at the end of relevant chapters Management advice Follow-up advice Intermittent quizzes for CPD portfolio purposes Now on ExpertConsult

Human Rights Culture And Context

Author: Richard Wilson
Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)
ISBN:
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'Important, timely and constructive ... An important step forward' Social Anthropology_By establishing a link between normative and empirical analysis, this book offers valuable insights into human rights discourse.' International AffairsDrawing on case studies from around the world - including Iran, Guatemala, USA and Mexico - this collection documents how transnational human rights discourses and legal institutions are materialised, imposed, resisted and transformed in a variety of contexts.

Natural Resources

Author: A. M. Babkina
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781560729020
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Countries rich in natural resources must manage them wisely or risk a diminution of the standard of living of its citizens. A major threat, however, lurks behind every door in the form of greedy developers and other short-term thinkers. This book examines key issues related to the natural resources of the United States.