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              Edexcel GCE History A2 Unit 3 C2 The United States 1917-54: Boom Bust & Recovery

              Edexcel GCE History A2 Unit 3 C2 The United States 1917-54: Boom Bust & Recovery (Paperback)

              By Stewart, Geoff; Barker, Les; Rees, Martin

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              Includes exam tips, activities and sources that help students to tackle typical exam questions of GCE History.

              ISBN 9781846905087
              Released NZ 30 Dec 2010
              Publisher Pearson Education
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Edexcel GCE History
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              30-Second Astronomy: The 50 Most Cosmic Concepts, Each Explained in Half a Minute

              30-Second Astronomy: The 50 Most Cosmic Concepts, Each Explained in Half a Minute (Hardback)

              Edited by Fressin, Francois; Foreword by Rees, Martin

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              The 50 most cosmic concepts, each explained in half a minute.

              ISBN 9781743360835
              Published NZ 29 Jan 2014
              Publisher Murdoch Books
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Morality, Foresight, and Human Flourishing: An Introduction to Existential Risks
               

              Morality, Foresight, and Human Flourishing: An Introduction to Existential Risks (EPUB ebook)

              By Torres, Phil; Rees, Martin

              Existential risk studies is a growing field that attempts to understand the greatest dangers to humanity from a scientific perspective. This book offers the first scholarly survey of existential risks, from asteroid impacts and climate change to molecular nanotechnology and machi...ne superintelligence. It argues that avoiding an existential catastrophe should be among our highest moral priorities and analyzes a number of risk mitigation strategies to reduce the probability of a worst-case scenario. The dangers facing humanity this century are real and immense, but the future course of civilization is ultimately up to us.
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              ISBN 9781634311434
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              Language en
              Released NZ 12 Sep 2017
              Publisher Independent Publishers Group
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              James Lovelock et al. The Earth and I

              James Lovelock et al. The Earth and I (Hardback)

              Edited by Lovelock, James; Illustrated by Hudson, Jack; Contributions by Rees, Martin; Wilson, Edward O.; Randall, Lisa

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              In The Earth and I, scientist, inventor, and pioneering environmentalist James Lovelock brings together a richly illustrated collection of essays on earth and human science from 12 of today's leading thinkers. From stars to cells, quantum theory to capitalism, ancient fossils to ...Artificial Intelligence, this book delivers a holistic...
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              ISBN 9783836551113
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2016
              Publisher Taschen
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              On the Future: Prospects for Humanity
               

              On the Future: Prospects for Humanity (EPUB ebook)

              By Rees, Martin

              A provocative and inspiring look at the future of humanity and science from world-renowned scientist and bestselling author Martin ReesHumanity has reached a critical moment. Our world is unsettled and rapidly changing, and we face existential risks over the next century. Various... outcomes-good and bad-are possible. Yet our approach to the future is characterized by short-term thinking, polarizing debates, alarmist rhetoric, and pessimism. In this short, exhilarating book, renowned scientist and bestselling author Martin Rees argues that humanity's prospects depend on our taking a very different approach to planning for tomorrow.The future of humanity is bound to the future of science and hinges on how successfully we harness technological advances to address our challenges. If we are to use science to solve our problems while avoiding its dystopian risks, we must think rationally, globally, collectively, and optimistically about the long term. Advances in biotechnology, cybertechnology, robotics, and artificial intelligence-if pursued and applied wisely-could empower us to boost the developing and developed world and overcome the threats humanity faces on Earth, from climate change to nuclear war. At the same time, further advances in space science will allow humans to explore the solar system and beyond with robots and AI. But there is no "Plan B" for Earth-no viable alternative within reach if we do not care for our home planet.Rich with fascinating insights into cutting-edge science and technology, this accessible book will captivate anyone who wants to understand the critical issues that will define the future of humanity on Earth and beyond.
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              ISBN 9780691184401
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              Language en
              Released NZ 16 Oct 2018
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Just Six Numbers
               

              Just Six Numbers (Paperback)

              By Rees, Martin

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              Astronomer Royal Martin Rees shows how the behaviour and origins of the universe can be explained by just six numbers.

              ISBN 9781780226903
              Released NZ 12 May 2015
              Publisher Orion Publishing
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Science Masters
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              Our Cosmic Habitat
               

              Our Cosmic Habitat (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Rees, Martin

              Explores the notion that our universe is just a part of a vast multiverse, or ensemble of universes, in which most of the other universes are lifeless. This book also explores the nature of our solar system and examines a range of related issues such as whether our universe is or... isn't infinite.
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              ISBN 9780691114774
              Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781400888986
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2003
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age General Audience
              Language (English)
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              Our Cosmic Habitat: New Edition

              Our Cosmic Habitat: New Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New)

              Preface by Rees, Martin

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              Our universe seems strangely hospitable to life. Is this happenstance, providence, or coincidence? According to cosmologist Martin Rees, the answer depends on the answer to another question, the one posed by Einstein's famous remark: What interests me most is whether God could ha...ve made the world differently. This highly engaging book explores the fascinating consequences of the answer being yes. Now with a new preface by the author, Our Cosmic Habitat will be read and enjoyed by all those--scientists and nonscientists alike--who are fascinated by the universe we inhabit.
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              ISBN 9780691178097
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2017
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Princeton Science Library
              Language (English)
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              Morality, Foresight, and Human Flourishing: An Introduction to Existential Risks
               

              Morality, Foresight, and Human Flourishing: An Introduction to Existential Risks (PDF ebook)

              By Torres, Phil; Rees, Martin

              Existential risk studies is a growing field that attempts to understand the greatest dangers to humanity from a scientific perspective. This book offers the first scholarly survey of existential risks, from asteroid impacts and climate change to molecular nanotechnology and machi...ne superintelligence. It argues that avoiding an existential catastrophe should be among our highest moral priorities and analyzes a number of risk mitigation strategies to reduce the probability of a worst-case scenario. The dangers facing humanity this century are real and immense, but the future course of civilization is ultimately up to us.
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              ISBN 9781634311441
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              Language en
              Released NZ 12 Sep 2017
              Publisher Independent Publishers Group
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              30-Second Theories: The 50 Most Thought-provoking Theories in Science
               

              30-Second Theories: The 50 Most Thought-provoking Theories in Science (EPUB ebook)

              By Parsons, Paul; Rees, Martin; Blackmore, Susan

              When it comes to big science, very few things are conclusively known. From Quantum Mechanics to Natural Selection, what we have instead are theories - ideas explain why things happen the way they do.

              ISBN 9781848314528
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              Language en
              Released NZ 6 May 2010
              Publisher Icon Books Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series 30-Second
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