Journals Higher Education



18 October 2009

152 Pages | 25 Halftones & line drawings

4-3/8 x 6-7/8 inches

ISBN: 9780192804938

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Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction

Bill McGuire

Very Short Introductions

  • Tackles the Big Question: how long will humanity survive?
  • Bill McGuire is the leading British expert on volcanoes and on the ominously titled 'high-impact, low-frequency mega-geohazards'
  • Examines the issues of overpopulation and exploitation, which are dramatically increasing the planet's vulnerability to natural catastrophes
  • The relative dangers of human activities and natural climatic variability, with regard to global warming, are considered, confronting the question 'How bad can it get?'
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - millions of copies sold worldwide.

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