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Our Final Hour : A Scientist's Warning - Martin Rees

Our Final Hour

A Scientist's Warning

Paperback Published: 14th April 2004
ISBN: 9780465068630
Number Of Pages: 240

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Bolstered by unassailable science and delivered in eloquent style, "Our Final Hour"'s provocative argument that humanity has a mere 5050 chance of surviving the next century has struck a chord with readers, reviewers, and opinion-makers everywhere. Rees's vision of our immediate future is both a work of stunning scientific originality and a humanistic clarion call on behalf of the future of life.

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"Heady, scary--and very scholarly--Stuff.... Rees writes with beautiful simplicity. This is a conversational book, totally accessible to a general reader."

Prefacep. vii
Prologuep. 1
Technology Shockp. 9
The Doomsday Clock: Have We Been Lucky to Survive This Long?p. 25
Post-2000 Threats: Terror and Errorp. 41
Perpetrators and Palliativesp. 61
Slowing Science Down?p. 73
Baseline Natural Hazards: Asteroid Impactsp. 89
Human Threats to Earthp. 99
Extreme Risks: A Pascalian Wagerp. 115
The Doomsday Philosophersp. 135
The End of Science?p. 141
Does Our Fate Have Cosmic Significance?p. 157
Beyond Earthp. 169
Epiloguep. 185
Notesp. 189
Indexp. 209
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ISBN: 9780465068630
ISBN-10: 0465068634
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 14th April 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1