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by Martin Rees

Author: Martin Rees
Subcategory: Astronomy & Space Science
Language: English
Publisher: Basic Books (March 19, 2003)
Pages: 240 pages
Category: Math and Science
Rating: 4.1
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Our Final Hour: A Scienti. has been added to your Cart. This book is a great overview of impending, possible disasters, but the major premise of the book, namely that there is a great probability of our species causing our own extinction within this century is not sufficiently supported.

Our Final Hour: A Scienti. It does end with an interesting call for us to seek human colonies "off world", though I don't think we understand the complexity of the support structure needed to have a self-sustaining colony on Mars (. what happens when an essential integrated circuit manufactured in an industruial complex finally breaks).

Our Final Hour is a 2003 book by the British Astronomer Royal Sir Martin Rees. The full title of the book is Our Final Hour: A Scientist's Warning: How Terror, Error, and Environmental Disaster Threaten Humankind's Future In This Century - On Earth and Beyond. It was published in the United Kingdom under the more prosaic title Our Final Century: Will the Human Race Survive the Twenty-first Century?

Martin Rees & Hans Ulrich Obrist in conversation - Продолжительность: 1:33:03 Wellcome Collection .

Speaking as both an astronomer and "a concerned member of the human race," Sir Martin Rees examines our planet and its future from a cosmic perspective. He urges action to prevent dark consequences from our scientific and technological development.

Rees's vision of our immediate future is both a work of stunning scientific originality and a humanistic clarion call on. .

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. 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.

Oliver Morton is morbidly fascinated by Our Final Century, Martin Rees's exploration of humankind's chances of.

Oliver Morton is morbidly fascinated by Our Final Century, Martin Rees's exploration of humankind's chances of surviving the next hundred years. Towards the end of the book, Rees looks at a number of probabilistic arguments for thinking that the end of civilisation is not far away, arguments he finds hard to fault but wisely, it seems to me, avoids taking too seriously. He wonders whether humanity's demise might have cosmic significance - whether the universe will grow old empty and unfulfilled without us.

Our Final Hour: A Scientist's warning - How Terror, Error, and Environmental Disaster Threaten Humankind's Future in This Century - On Earth and Beyond.

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Our Final Hour is a 2003 book by the British Astronomer Royal Sir Martin Rees

Our Final Hour is a 2003 book by the British Astronomer Royal Sir Martin Rees. It was published in the United Kingdom. As a physical object, a book is a stack of usually rectangular pages oriented with one edge tied, sewn, or otherwise fixed together and then bound to the flexible spine of a protective cover of heavier, relatively inflexible material. The technical term for this physical arrangement is codex.

A scientist known for unraveling the complexities of the universe over millions of years, Sir Martin Rees now warns that humankind is potentially the maker of its own demise--and that of the cosmos. Though the twenty-first century could be the critical era in which life on Earth spreads beyond our solar system, it is just as likely that we have endangered the future of the entire universe. With clarity and precision, Rees maps out the ways technology could destroy our species and thereby foreclose the potential of a living universe whose evolution has just begun.Rees boldly forecasts the startling risks that stem from our accelerating rate of technological advances. We could be wiped out by lethal "engineered" airborne viruses, or by rogue nano-machines that replicate catastrophically. Experiments that crash together atomic nuclei could start a chain reaction that erodes all atoms of Earth, or could even tear the fabric of space itself. Through malign intent or by mistake, a single event could trigger global disaster. Though we can never completely safeguard our future, increased regulation and inspection can help us to prevent catastrophe. Rees's vision of the infinite future that we have put at risk--a cosmos more vast and diverse than any of us has ever imagined--is both a work of stunning scientific originality and a humanistic clarion call on behalf of the future of life.