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The Resource Challenged Earth : an overview of humanity's stewardship of Earth, Stephen F. Lincoln

Challenged Earth : an overview of humanity's stewardship of Earth, Stephen F. Lincoln

Label
Challenged Earth : an overview of humanity's stewardship of Earth
Title
Challenged Earth
Title remainder
an overview of humanity's stewardship of Earth
Statement of responsibility
Stephen F. Lincoln
Title variation
Humanity's stewardship of Earth
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This timely book provides a comprehensive insight into the challenges facing humanity and Earth in the 21st century. It opens with a discussion of the domination of all the continents and oceans by a growing human population. This is followed by an appraisal of the extent to which water and food supplies will be able to accommodate this population, which may reach eleven billion by 2100. The rapidly increasing ability to change biology and evolution through genomics is considered next and complements a discussion of disease, which is viewed largely as an evolutionary struggle between humanity and pathogens. A seemingly insatiable demand for energy, future energy supplies and the impact of their use on climate and attempts to ameliorate these effects are next examined. The book concludes with a discussion of the partial destruction of the ozone layers and the international effort to repair the damage."--Jacket
Cataloging source
U3G
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lincoln, Stephen F
Dewey number
363.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GE195.7
LC item number
.L56 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmental responsibility
  • Environmental protection
  • Sustainable development
  • Environmental ethics
  • Environmental management
  • Environmental sciences
  • Human ecology
  • Earth (Planet)
Label
Challenged Earth : an overview of humanity's stewardship of Earth, Stephen F. Lincoln
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The living planet -- The human population -- Water : the vital resource -- Food : famine and plenty -- A new biology -- Health and disease : an evolutionary struggle -- Energy : the basis of modern civilization -- Greenhouse earth and climate change -- The ozone layer : Earth's stratopheric defence
Control code
65471076
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiii, 533 pages
Isbn
9781860945267
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781860945267
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Challenged Earth : an overview of humanity's stewardship of Earth, Stephen F. Lincoln
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The living planet -- The human population -- Water : the vital resource -- Food : famine and plenty -- A new biology -- Health and disease : an evolutionary struggle -- Energy : the basis of modern civilization -- Greenhouse earth and climate change -- The ozone layer : Earth's stratopheric defence
Control code
65471076
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiii, 533 pages
Isbn
9781860945267
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781860945267
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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