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The End of the World: The Science and Ethics of Human Extinction
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Routledge
Publication date June 1, 1998
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780415184472
ISBN-10 0415184479
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.75 by 8.75 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Original list price $38.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Are we in imminent danger of extinction? Yes, we probably are, argues John Leslie in his chilling account of the dangers facing the human race as we approach the second millenium.
The End of the World is a sobering assessment of the many disasters that scientists have predicted and speculated on as leading to apocalypse. In the first comprehensive survey, potential catastrophes - ranging from deadly diseases to high-energy physics experiments - are explored to help us understand the risks.
One of the greatest threats facing humankind, however, is the insurmountable fact that we are a relatively young species, a risk which is at the heart of the 'Doomsday Argument'. This argument, if correct, makes the dangers we face more serious than we could have ever imagined. This more than anything makes the arrogance and ignorance of politicians, and indeed philosophers, so disturbing as they continue to ignore the manifest dangers facing future generations.

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Hardcover
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from Routledge (April 1, 1996)
9780415140430 | details & prices | 310 pages | 5.75 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $115.00
About: Argues that the human race is in danger of extinction, assessing risks such as advanced warfare techniques, environmental damage, disease, natural catastrophes, and societal neglect
Paperback
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from Routledge (June 1, 1998)
9780415184472 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $38.95
About: Are we in imminent danger of extinction?
Miscellaneous
from Routledge (January 8, 2002)
9780203007723 | details & prices | 320 pages | List price $34.95

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