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The Resource Endangered species : how we can avoid mass destruction and build a lasting peace, Stephen M. Younger

Endangered species : how we can avoid mass destruction and build a lasting peace, Stephen M. Younger

Label
Endangered species : how we can avoid mass destruction and build a lasting peace
Title
Endangered species
Title remainder
how we can avoid mass destruction and build a lasting peace
Statement of responsibility
Stephen M. Younger
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A former nuclear weapons designer discusses the increasing threat of weapons of mass destruction and offers ideas on how to construct the best practical world consistent with our human nature. Do our genes condemn us to ever greater acts of barbarism? Do our complex societies, so necessary to modern life, include a fundamental flaw that drives us to periodic wars and genocide? Why has an enduring peace proven so elusive? Younger understands, as few others can, our potential for violence. The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction means that any nation, group, or even individual could cause unimaginable carnage. And the accelerating pace of communications and transportation mean that things can happen faster than we can think about them. Looking across our knowledge of psychology, history, politics, and technology, Younger presents a convincing argument that we can escape our spiral into global destruction. But we haven't a moment to lose.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Younger, Stephen Michael
Dewey number
303.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
HM886
LC item number
.Y68 2007
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Violence
  • War
  • Terrorism
  • Weapons of mass destruction
  • Violence
  • Conflict management
  • Peace
  • Civilization, Modern
Label
Endangered species : how we can avoid mass destruction and build a lasting peace, Stephen M. Younger
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 2.
  • Some useful lessons from history
  • 3.
  • A realistic assessment of the world we live in
  • pt. 2.
  • The limits of choice : how technology and culture will affect our future
  • 4.
  • Technologies that will shape the world
  • 5.
  • How culture and ecology will limit our actions
  • Acknowledgments
  • 6. Why most strategic plans fail
  • pt. 3.
  • The tools of change : what we can do to prevent mass violence
  • 7.
  • Politics and diplomacy as tools for peace
  • 8.
  • Economic measures to reduce the probability of mass violence
  • 9.
  • Military capability to make and keep the peace
  • 10.
  • Preface ---
  • The necessity of hope
  • Introduction :
  • The imperative for change
  • pt. 1.
  • Setting the stage : human beings and the societies we live in
  • 1.
  • Do our genes condemn us to war?
Control code
69734658
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 222 pages
Isbn
9780061139512
Lccn
2006048163
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)69734658
Label
Endangered species : how we can avoid mass destruction and build a lasting peace, Stephen M. Younger
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 2.
  • Some useful lessons from history
  • 3.
  • A realistic assessment of the world we live in
  • pt. 2.
  • The limits of choice : how technology and culture will affect our future
  • 4.
  • Technologies that will shape the world
  • 5.
  • How culture and ecology will limit our actions
  • Acknowledgments
  • 6. Why most strategic plans fail
  • pt. 3.
  • The tools of change : what we can do to prevent mass violence
  • 7.
  • Politics and diplomacy as tools for peace
  • 8.
  • Economic measures to reduce the probability of mass violence
  • 9.
  • Military capability to make and keep the peace
  • 10.
  • Preface ---
  • The necessity of hope
  • Introduction :
  • The imperative for change
  • pt. 1.
  • Setting the stage : human beings and the societies we live in
  • 1.
  • Do our genes condemn us to war?
Control code
69734658
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 222 pages
Isbn
9780061139512
Lccn
2006048163
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)69734658

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