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Global Catastrophic Risks
By Nick Bostrom (editor) and Milan M. Cirkovic (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date August 1, 2011
Pages 554
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780199606504
ISBN-10 0199606501
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.88 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $27.95
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A global catastrophic risk is one with the potential to wreak death and destruction on a global scale. In human history, wars and plagues have done so on more than one occasion, and misguided ideologies and totalitarian regimes have darkened an entire era or a region. Advances in technology are adding dangers of a new kind. It could happen again.

In Global Catastrophic Risks 25 leading experts look at the gravest risks facing humanity in the 21st century, including asteroid impacts, gamma-ray bursts, Earth-based natural catastrophes, nuclear war, terrorism, global warming, biological weapons, totalitarianism, advanced nanotechnology, general artificial intelligence, and social collapse. The book also addresses over-arching issues - policy responses and methods for predicting and managing catastrophes.

This is invaluable reading for anyone interested in the big issues of our time; for students focusing on science, society, technology, and public policy; and for academics, policy-makers, and professionals working in these acutely important fields.


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from Oxford Univ Pr (September 15, 2008)
9780198570509 | details & prices | 554 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 2.20 lbs | List price $61.00
About: A global catastrophic risk is one with the potential to wreak death and destruction on a global scale.
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With Milan M. Cirkovic (other contributor) | from Oxford Univ Pr (August 1, 2011)
9780199606504 | details & prices | 554 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.88 lbs | List price $27.95
About: A global catastrophic risk is one with the potential to wreak death and destruction on a global scale.

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