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Global Catastrophes A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

Author:  Bill McGuire
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0192804936
ISBN-13: 9780192804938
Sku: 211907615
Publish Date: 10/1/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 6.75H x 4.5L x 0.5T
Pages:  132
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Life on earth will come to an end. It''s just a matter of when. Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction focuses on the many potential catastrophes facing our planet and our species in the future, and looks at both the probability of these events happening and our chances of survival.
Coverage extends from discussion of the likely consequences of the current global warming to the inevitable destruction of the earth in the far future, when it is enveloped by our giant, bloated sun. In between, other ''end of the world scenarios'' will be examined, including the New Ice Age, asteroid and comet impact, supervolcanoes, and mega-tsunami.
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Focuses on the many potential catastrophes facing our planet, from global warming, and New Ice Ages, to asteroid impact, super volcanoes, and mega-tsunami. This book presents a look at both the science behind these events and our chances of survival. It explains both the mechanisms and the risks of global catastrophes.Focuses on the many potential catastrophes facing our planet, from global warming, and New Ice Ages, to asteroid impact, super volcanoes, and mega-tsunami. This book presents a look at both the science behind these events and our chances of survival. It explains both the mechanisms and the risks of global catastrophes.

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Product attributePublisher:   Oxford University Press, USA
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