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21st Century Earth, Oliver W. Markley and Walter R. McCuan, editors

Label
21st Century Earth
Title
21st Century Earth
Statement of responsibility
Oliver W. Markley and Walter R. McCuan, editors
Title variation
  • 21st Century Earth
  • Opposing viewpoints
  • Twenty-first Century Earth
Title variation remainder
  • opposing viewpoints
  • 21st Century Earth
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Provides opposing viewpoints on various issues relating to trends predicted for the twenty-first century. Considers the following questions: How will demographic trends affect humanity? -- What will be the impacts of new technologies -- How will trends affect the global ecology? -- What will be the future of international relations? -- What are projected trends and wild cards?
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
303.49/09/05
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HB849.4
LC item number
.A17 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Opposing viewpoints series
Label
21st Century Earth, Oliver W. Markley and Walter R. McCuan, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Overpopulation threatens the earth's future / Al Gore & Paul Kennedy -- Population growth does not threaten the earth's future / Thomas Lambert -- The gap between haves and have-nots is growing / Robin Wright -- The gap between haves and have-nots is shrinking / Marcus Gee -- Teenagers are poised to become a globally dominant age-group / Peter Schwartz -- Senior citizens will become a globally dominant age-group / Wolfgang Lutz -- Intelligent machines may benefit humanity / Herbert Kaufman -- Intelligent machines may harm humanity / Warwick Colling -- Cold fusion may be a feasible future energy source / Edmund Storms -- Cold fusion is not a feasible future energy source / David Goodstein -- Mimicking nature to develop superior materials / Todd Campbell -- Envisioning the future of technology / Joshua Lederberg ... [et al.] -- An environmental apocalypse is real / William K. Stevens -- An environmental apocalypse is imaginary / Ronald Bailey -- Sustainable development can protect the environment / Martin W. Holdgate -- Sustainable development will harm the environment / Thomas J. DiLorenzo -- Global warming could be disastrous / Jeremy Leggett -- Global warming would not be disastrous / Wilfred Beckerman & Jesse Malkin -- Meat consumption damages the environment / Alan Thein Durning -- Meat consumption does not damage the environment / Kathleen Meister -- Democratic nations will govern world affairs / Harlan Cleveland -- City-regions will supersede nations in world affairs / Riccardo Petrella -- Conflict among nations / Joseph F. Coates -- Peace among democracies / Bruce Russett -- Human longevity may become greatly extended / Brad Darrach -- Human longevity will not become greatly extended / Leonard Hayflick -- A forecast of ecological collapse is accurate / Ian A. Nalder -- A forecast of ecological collapse is inaccurate / Kevin Kelly -- Neuroscience will transform humanity / J. Madeleine Nash -- Robots will become humanlike / Hans Moravec -- Space exploration will become commercialized / Vincent Kiernan -- The wild card of alien contract / Arlan Andrews, Yoji Kondo & Charles Sheffield, interviewed by Science Fiction Age
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
288 p.
Isbn
9781565104150
Isbn Type
(lib. : alk. paper)
Lccn
95039051
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
ocm33207172
Label
21st Century Earth, Oliver W. Markley and Walter R. McCuan, editors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Overpopulation threatens the earth's future / Al Gore & Paul Kennedy -- Population growth does not threaten the earth's future / Thomas Lambert -- The gap between haves and have-nots is growing / Robin Wright -- The gap between haves and have-nots is shrinking / Marcus Gee -- Teenagers are poised to become a globally dominant age-group / Peter Schwartz -- Senior citizens will become a globally dominant age-group / Wolfgang Lutz -- Intelligent machines may benefit humanity / Herbert Kaufman -- Intelligent machines may harm humanity / Warwick Colling -- Cold fusion may be a feasible future energy source / Edmund Storms -- Cold fusion is not a feasible future energy source / David Goodstein -- Mimicking nature to develop superior materials / Todd Campbell -- Envisioning the future of technology / Joshua Lederberg ... [et al.] -- An environmental apocalypse is real / William K. Stevens -- An environmental apocalypse is imaginary / Ronald Bailey -- Sustainable development can protect the environment / Martin W. Holdgate -- Sustainable development will harm the environment / Thomas J. DiLorenzo -- Global warming could be disastrous / Jeremy Leggett -- Global warming would not be disastrous / Wilfred Beckerman & Jesse Malkin -- Meat consumption damages the environment / Alan Thein Durning -- Meat consumption does not damage the environment / Kathleen Meister -- Democratic nations will govern world affairs / Harlan Cleveland -- City-regions will supersede nations in world affairs / Riccardo Petrella -- Conflict among nations / Joseph F. Coates -- Peace among democracies / Bruce Russett -- Human longevity may become greatly extended / Brad Darrach -- Human longevity will not become greatly extended / Leonard Hayflick -- A forecast of ecological collapse is accurate / Ian A. Nalder -- A forecast of ecological collapse is inaccurate / Kevin Kelly -- Neuroscience will transform humanity / J. Madeleine Nash -- Robots will become humanlike / Hans Moravec -- Space exploration will become commercialized / Vincent Kiernan -- The wild card of alien contract / Arlan Andrews, Yoji Kondo & Charles Sheffield, interviewed by Science Fiction Age
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
288 p.
Isbn
9781565104150
Isbn Type
(lib. : alk. paper)
Lccn
95039051
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
ocm33207172

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