Surviving 1,000 Centuries

Can we do it?

Roger-Maurice Bonnet and Lodewijk Woltjer

Surviving 1,000 Centuries The future of humankind is bound up with our planet, Earth. As we look forward, we need to understand the risks and trials that face us, and start to put in place strategies and tools to ensure our survival. To do this, however, we also need to understand our past,how Earth evolved and with it the various life forms, including humans. Surviving 1,000 Centuries challenges us to think about the future and reviews the scientific issues related to how we might,or might not,manage to survive on Earth for another 100,000 years. The book

Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments

  1. Introduction
  2. A Brief History of the Earth
  3. Cosmic Menaces
  4. Terrestrial Hazards
  5. The Changing Climate
  6. Climate Futures
  7. The Future of Survivability: Energy and Inorganic Resources
  8. The Future of Survivability: Water and Organic Resources
  9. Leaving Earth: From Dreams to Reality?
  10. Managing the Planet's Future: The Crucial Role of Space
  11. Managing the Planet's Future: Setting-Up the Structures
  12. Conclusion



Extent: 440 pages, 70 colour images throughout the text
Binding: Paperback
Publication Date: July 2008
ISBN: 978-0-387-74633-3



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