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The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future

The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Oreskes, Naomi
By Conway, Erik

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The year is 2393, and a senior scholar of the Second People's Republic of China presents a gripping and deeply disturbing account of how the children of the Enlightenment, the political and economic elites of the so-called advanced industrial societies, entered into a Penumbral p...eriod in the early decades of the twenty-first century, a time when sound science and rational discourse about global change were prohibited and clear warnings of climate catastrophe were ignored. What ensues when soaring temperatures, rising sea levels, drought, and mass migrations disrupt the global governmental and economic regimes? The Great Collapse of 2093. This work is an important title that will change how readers look at the world. Dramatizing climate change in ways traditional nonfiction cannot, this inventive, at times humorous work reasserts the importance of scientists and the work they do and reveals the self-serving interests of the so called carbon industrial complex that have turned the practice of sound science into political fodder. The authors conclude with a critique of the philosophical frameworks, most notably neo-liberalism, that do their part to hasten civilization's demise. Based on sound scholarship yet unafraid to tilt at sacred cows in both science and policy, this book provides a welcome moment of clarity amid the cacophony of climate change literature. It includes a lexicon of historical and scientific terms that enriches the narrative and an interview with the authors.
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ISBN 9780231169547
Released AU 15 Jun 2014
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Language English (translated from: English)
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ISBN-13 9780231169547
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 4-6 weeks
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint Columbia University Press
Released 15 Jun 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Language English
Translated from English
Author(s) By Oreskes, Naomi
By Conway, Erik
Category General & Literary Fiction
Science Fiction
Number of Pages 104
Dimensions Width: 121mm
Height: 171mm
Spine: 10mm
Dewey Code 909.09821083
Weight 99g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Twenty-first century, Science and civilization, Civilization, Western - Forecasting, Civilization, Western - 21st century, Progress - Forecasting
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade

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