9780199606504-0199606501-Global Catastrophic Risks

Global Catastrophic Risks

ISBN-13: 9780199606504
ISBN-10: 0199606501
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Bostrom, Nick, Cirkovic, Milan M.
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 576 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780199606504
ISBN-10: 0199606501
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Bostrom, Nick, Cirkovic, Milan M.
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 576 pages

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Acknowledged authors Bostrom, Nick, Cirkovic, Milan M. wrote Global Catastrophic Risks comprising 576 pages back in 2011. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0199606501 and 9780199606504. Since then Global Catastrophic Risks textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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A global catastrophic risk is one with the potential to wreak death and destruction on a global scale. In human history, wars and plagues have done so on more than one occasion, and misguided ideologies and totalitarian regimes have darkened an entire era or a region. Advances in technology are adding dangers of a new kind. It could happen again.

In Global Catastrophic Risks 25 leading experts look at the gravest risks facing humanity in the 21st century, including asteroid impacts, gamma-ray bursts, Earth-based natural catastrophes, nuclear war, terrorism, global warming, biological weapons, totalitarianism, advanced nanotechnology, general artificial intelligence, and social collapse. The book also addresses over-arching issues - policy responses and methods for predicting and managing catastrophes.

This is invaluable reading for anyone interested in the big issues of our time; for students focusing on science, society, technology, and public policy; and for academics, policy-makers, and professionals working in these acutely important fields.

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