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The Resource Scatter, adapt, and remember : how humans will survive a mass extinction, Annalee Newitz

Scatter, adapt, and remember : how humans will survive a mass extinction, Annalee Newitz

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Scatter, adapt, and remember : how humans will survive a mass extinction
Title
Scatter, adapt, and remember
Title remainder
how humans will survive a mass extinction
Statement of responsibility
Annalee Newitz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In its 4.5 billion-year history, life on Earth has been almost erased at least half a dozen times: shattered by asteroid impacts, entombed in ice, smothered by methane, and torn apart by unfathomably powerful megavolcanoes. And we know that another global disaster is eventually headed our way. Can we survive it? How?"--Dust jacket flap
Summary
A speculative work suggests ways to promote the human race's survival of a mass extinction induced by climate change, pandemics, and catastrophic natural disasters, citing innovations ranging from the bacteria labs of St. Louis to the underground cities of central Turkey
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10176847
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
576.8/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GF86
LC item number
.N485 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
how humans will survive a mass extinction
Label
Scatter, adapt, and remember : how humans will survive a mass extinction, Annalee Newitz
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-292) 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
Are we all going to die? -- A history of mass extinctions. The apocalypse that brought us to life ; Two ways to go extinct ; The Great dying ; What really happened to the dinosaurs ; Is a mass extinction going on right now? -- We almost didn't make it. The African bottleneck ; Meeting the Neanderthals ; Great plagues ; The hungry generations -- Lessons from survivors. Scatter : footprints of the diaspora ; Adapt : meet the toughest microbes in the world ; Remember : swim south ; Pragmatic optimism, or, Stories of survival -- How to build a death-proof city. The mutating metropolis ; Disaster science ; Using math to stop a pandemic ; Cities that hide ; Every surface a farm -- The million-year view. Terraforming Earth ; Not in our planetary backyard ; Take a ride on the space elevator ; Your body is optional ; On Titan's beach
Control code
20063607
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9780385535915
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012042409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn800040203
  • (OCoLC)800040203
Label
Scatter, adapt, and remember : how humans will survive a mass extinction, Annalee Newitz
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-292) 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
Are we all going to die? -- A history of mass extinctions. The apocalypse that brought us to life ; Two ways to go extinct ; The Great dying ; What really happened to the dinosaurs ; Is a mass extinction going on right now? -- We almost didn't make it. The African bottleneck ; Meeting the Neanderthals ; Great plagues ; The hungry generations -- Lessons from survivors. Scatter : footprints of the diaspora ; Adapt : meet the toughest microbes in the world ; Remember : swim south ; Pragmatic optimism, or, Stories of survival -- How to build a death-proof city. The mutating metropolis ; Disaster science ; Using math to stop a pandemic ; Cities that hide ; Every surface a farm -- The million-year view. Terraforming Earth ; Not in our planetary backyard ; Take a ride on the space elevator ; Your body is optional ; On Titan's beach
Control code
20063607
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9780385535915
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012042409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn800040203
  • (OCoLC)800040203

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