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Title Global catastrophes : a very short introduction / Bill McGuire.
Author McGuire, Bill, 1954- author.
Publication Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Copyright date © 2002, 2005, 2014
Edition Second edition, Fully updated new edition.
Description xxv, 123 pages : illustrations, maps ; 18 cm.
Call # 363.34 M
Series Very short introductions ; 145
Very short introductions ; 145.
Note "First published in hardback as A Guide to the End of the World 2002"--T.p. verso.
"First published as a Very Short Introduction 2005"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Planet Earth : in a nutshell -- Global warming : a lot of hot air? -- The Ice Age cometh -- The enemy within : super-eruptions, giant tsunamis, and the coming great quake -- The threat from space : asteroid and comet impacts.
Summary "Life on Earth will come to an end. It's simply a matter of when and how. From the likely consequences of climate change to the inevitable destruction of the earth in the far future, this 'Very Short Introduction' covers a range of 'end of the world scenarios', including Greenhouse Earth, another Ice Age, asteroid and coment impact, supervocanoes, and mega-tsunami. Exploring the potential catastrophes that face the planet, Bill McGuire assesses both the probability of these events and our chances of survival. This new edition brings our understanding of global disasters and risk research up-to-date, by using recent case studies from around the world, and incorporating recent research on climate change and threats from space"--Cover flap.
Subject Natural disasters.
Natural disasters. (OCoLC)fst01033994
Genre Popular works. (OCoLC)fst01423846
Addl. Author McGuire, Bill, 1954- Guide to the end of the world.
Addl. Title Guide to the end of the world
ISBN 9780198715931 (paperback)
0198715935

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