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Ten Billion

Authors: Emmott, Stephen
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: POL044000, SCI092000, SOC006000
ISBN: 9780345806468, Related ISBNs: 0345806468, 0345806476, 080419307X, 0804193088, 9780345806468
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 224,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Deforestation. Desertification. Species extinction. Global warming. Growing threats to food and water. The driving issues of our times are the result of one huge problem: Us.
 
As the population continues to grow, our problems will increase. And this means that every way we look at it, a planet of ten billion people is likely to be a nightmare.
 
Stephen Emmott, a scientist whose lab is at the forefront of research into complex natural systems, sounds the alarm. TEN BILLION is a snapshot of our planet, and our species, approaching a crisis, and a stark analysis of where this leaves us. TEN BILLION is not another climate book. TEN BILLION is a book about us.
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