Is the Planet Full?


Author: Ian Goldin
Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)
ISBN: 0199677778
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 245
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Can our planet support the demands of the ten billion people anticipated to be the world's population by the middle of this century? This book explores the contexts, costs, and benefits of a burgeoning population on our economic, social, and environmental systems.

Exam Prep for: Is the Planet Full?


Author: David Mason
Publisher: Rico Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 800
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5,600 Exam Prep questions and answers. Ebooks, Textbooks, Courses, Books Simplified as questions and answers by Rico Publications. Very effective study tools especially when you only have a limited amount of time. They work with your textbook or without a textbook and can help you to review and learn essential terms, people, places, events, and key concepts.

How to Cool the Planet

Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth's Climate
Author: Jeff Goodell
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547487134
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 272
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“Thoughtful, informative, and darkly entertaining. It’s the best treatment of this important (and scary) topic you can find.” —Elizabeth Kolbert Right now, a group of scientists is working on ways to minimize the catastrophic impact of global warming. But they’re not designing hybrids or fuel cells or wind turbines. They’re trying to lower the temperature of the entire planet. And they’re doing it with huge contraptions that suck CO2 from the air, machines that brighten clouds and deflect sunlight away from the earth, even artificial volcanoes that spray heat-reflecting particles into the atmosphere. This is the radical and controversial world of geoengineering, which only five years ago was considered to be “fringe.” But as Jeff Goodell points out, the economic crisis, combined with global political realities, is making these ideas look sane, even inspired. Goodell himself started out as a skeptic, concerned about tinkering with the planet’s thermostat. We can’t even predict next week’s weather, so how are we going to change the temperature of whole regions? What if a wealthy entrepreneur shoots particles into the stratosphere on his own? Who gets blamed if something goes terribly wrong? And perhaps most disturbing, what about wars waged with climate control as the primary weapon? There are certainly risks, but Goodell believes the alternatives could be worse. In the end, he persuades us that geoengineering may just be our last best hope—a Plan B for the environment. His compelling tale of scientific hubris and technical daring is sure to jump-start the next big debate about the future of life on earth. “Goodell explores with infectious curiosity and thoughtful narration this strange, promising, and untested suite of climate fixes.” —BusinessWeek “A quick, enjoyable read through a complex, timely topic. And after you read it, you’ll never look at the sky or the ocean—or Earth, really—in quite the same way again.” —The Christian Science Monitor

The Earth Planet Is Full of Wish

The Olympic Games (First Book)
Author: Nader & Mitra Shiri
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781475912647
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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Vicki, who was born at the same time of lighting the Barcelona Summer Olympic Cauldron, considers herself as an original Olympic Child. She lives with her family in a home above a bookshop where her father and grandpa work; they are fond of books avidly while Vicki thinks reading book is a boring work and prefers sport to book. She wishes to obtain the gold medal of the Olympics in diving. Vicki travels to Athens as a tourist for watching the 2004 Summer Olympic Games with her mother, who is a sport journalist, and during this trip she unwillingly starts reading a book; a book that by reading it her brother is going to reveal a mysterious secret for her. Vicki reads the book in the hope of finding her brother’s secret, while she doesn’t know that reading this book produces great changes in her life and involves her in new adventures, the adventures that carry her to a fantasy world.

Das infernalische Zombie-Spinnen-Massaker


Author: David Wong
Publisher: Metrolit
ISBN: 3849300773
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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David und John wohnen am Arsch der Hölle, in einer Stadt, die nicht nur völlig abgefuckt ist, sondern heimgesucht wird. Alles beginnt damit, dass David aufwacht, weil er von einer riesigen Spinne angefallen wird. Das Monster läutet eine Zombie-Spinnen-Apokalypse ungeahnten Ausmaßes ein und schon bald ist die ganze Stadt verseucht. Das Perfide: Nur John und er können die Biester sehen: Für alle anderen sind sie unsichtbar. Sie glauben an einen Anschlag, daran, dass ein biologischer Kampfstoff freigesetzt worden ist, der hoch ansteckend ist und dazu führt, dass die Infizierten verrückt werden und am lebendigen Leibe verfaulen. Die Regierung riegelt die Stadt ab. Internierungslager entstehen. David und John haben nicht viel Zeit, die Welt zu retten und sich gegen die dunkle Macht zu stellen, die das alles zu verantworten hat. Das infernalische Zombie-Spinnen-Massaker ist eine ungemein lustige, groteske und actionreiche Horrorkomödie, die in den USA längst Kultstatus besitzt. Ein ebenso unterhaltsamer wie überraschender Page-Turner für Hartgesottene. »Was ihr da zu hören bekommt, was David Wong, dieser Meister des philosophischen Splatters, dieser Darwin des Horrors geschrieben hat infiziert von der ersten Seite an. Wir werden durch den Häcksler raffinierter Wendungen, sprachlicher Schönheiten und atemloser Spannung gedreht. Ja, so ist die Welt (zumindest die amerikanische), und danke David, dass du es uns erzählt hast. [...] ich würde sagen, wenn es Anspruch der Literatur ist, zu fesseln, etwas im Verstand und Verhalten des Lesers zu ändern, eine neue Sicht der Dinge auszubreiten durch virtuose Sprache und der totalen Beherrschung und ironischer Erweiterung eines Genres, wenn es gelingt den Leser anzuregen, federleicht und sackenschwer über die wichtigen Fragen des Lebens nachzudenken, wenn Bilder bleiben sollen, wenn sie fordern, uns ins Mark erschüttern, pürieren und erheben sollen, dann erfüllt der dicke Wong alle diese Ansprüche. Das war mit das Beste, was ich in den letzten Jahren gelesen habe.« Martin Baltscheit, Sprecher des Hörbuchs. »Als hätte Douglas Adams eine Folge von The Walking Dead geschrieben. Im Ernst, Mann, hol dir dieses Buch und lies es!« Washington Post. »David Wong ist es gelungen, das Kunststück [...], Monsterromane, die amerikanische Arroganz [...] und die genreüblichen Antihelden durch den Kakao zu ziehen und gleichzeitig einen gruseligen Monsterroman mit hinreißenden Antihelden zu schreiben.« RBB Radio Eins. »Wer auf Ghostbusters steht, [...] sollte diese verrückte Kiste unbedingt lesen.« WDR 1Live. »So fremd mir das Thema ist, so viel Spaß macht es, das Buch zu lesen, weil der Autor einfach wahnsinnig viel Fantasie besitzt und sehr lässig schreibt.« FluxFM.

But Will the Planet Notice?

How Smart Economics Can Save the World
Author: Gernot Wagner
Publisher: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 1429969156
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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You are one of seven billion people on Earth. Whatever you or I do personally—eat tofu in a Hummer or hamburgers in a Prius—the planet doesn't notice. In our confrontation with climate change, species preservation, and a planet going off the cliff, it is what several billion people do that makes a difference. The solution? It isn't science, politics, or activism. It's smarter economics. The hope of mankind, and indeed of every living thing on the planet, is now in the hands of the dismal science. Fortunately, we've been there before. Economists helped crack the acid rain problem in the 1990's (admittedly with a strong assist from a phalanx of lawyers and activists). Economists have helped get lead out of our gas, and they can explain why lobsters haven't disappeared off the coast of New England but tuna is on the verge of extinction. More disquietingly, they can take the lessons of the financial crisis and model with greater accuracy than anyone else the likelihood of environmental catastrophe, and they can help save us from global warming, if only we let them.

Stars on the Earth

Domes and Stargates, and How to Interact with Them
Author: Richard Leviton
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595851452
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 458
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Discover the wonderful secret the Earth holds for us-that the stars of the galaxy live on our planet. Holograms of high-magnitude stars over holy mountains. Physical travel to other planets through stargates on the Earth's surface. Near instantaneous transportation across the planet through quick-way portals. Outrageous science fiction or sober geomantic fact? Earth Mysteries researcher Richard Leviton takes you on a wild tour of three geomantic features of our planet and reveals that what science fiction has dreamed the Earth in fact offers us. Stars on the Earth combines scholarship, clairvoyance, and field experience with the latest discoveries of geology and astrophysics and the timeless insights of the world's myths to open the planetary door to the stars. It's all part of the Earth's unsuspected but staggeringly rich endowment as a designer planet. Our planet was precisely designed and implemented for us, and it's equipped with a visionary geography that mirrors features of the galaxy and Heavens. Why are so many of the Earth's mountains said to be holy, producing visions and encounters with the "gods?" They all have canopies of light called domes, each transmitting the presence of a galactic star. What is the geomantic origin of the Bermuda Triangle? Two dysfunctional stargates. If working properly, they and the Earth's other two million stargates could transport us rapidly to other planets. Is there a way to travel quickly across the planet without using cars, airplanes, boats, or trains? Yes, and it's called a traversable wormhole, and the Earth has thousands of them awaiting our discovery and use. Come join the tour of a planet you've never seen before: our own star-infused Earth.

Dynamics of Comets and Asteroids and Their Role in Earth History

Proceedings of a Workshop held at the Dynic Astropark ‘Ten-Kyu-Kan’, August 14–18, 1997
Author: Shin Yabushita,Jacques Henrard
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401713219
Category: Science
Page: 292
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The last decade of this century has seen a renewed interest in the dynamics and physics of the small bodies of the Solar System, Asteroids, Comets and Meteors. New observational evidences such as the discovery of the Edgeworth-Kuiper belt, refined numerical tools such as the symplectic integrators, analytical tools such as semi-numerical perturbation algorithms and in general a better understanding of the dynamics of Hamiltonian systems, all these factors have converged to make possible and worthwhile the study, over very long time spans, of these "minor" objects. Also the public, the media and even some political assell}blies have become aware that these "minor" objects of our planetary environnement could become deadly weapons. Apparently they did have a role in Earth history and a role more ominous than "predicting" defeat (or victory, why not?) to batches of credulous rulers. Remembering what may have happened to the dinosaurs but keeping all the discretion necessary to avoid creating irrational scares, it may not be unwise or irrelevant to improve our knowledge of the physics and dynamics of these objects and to study in particular their interactions with our planet.

Who Rules the Earth?

How Social Rules Shape Our Planet and Our Lives
Author: Paul F. Steinberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199896615
Category: Political Science
Page: 338
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"Humanity is confronted with an alarming number of environmental problems. Paul F. Steinberg explains that there is room for hope if we can modify the rules that guide human behavior and shape the ways we interact with the Earth"--

The Planet Factory

Exoplanets and the Search for a Second Earth
Author: Elizabeth Tasker
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472917758
Category: Science
Page: 288
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Twenty years ago, the search for planets outside the Solar System was a job restricted to science-fiction writers. Now it's one of the fastest-growing fields in astronomy with thousands of exoplanets discovered to date, and the number is rising fast. These new-found worlds are more alien than anything in fiction. Planets larger than Jupiter with years lasting a week; others with two suns lighting their skies, or with no sun at all. Planets with diamond mantles supporting oceans of tar; possible Earth-sized worlds with split hemispheres of perpetual day and night; waterworlds drowning under global oceans and volcanic lava planets awash with seas of magma. The discovery of this diversity is just the beginning. There is a whole galaxy of possibilities. The Planet Factory tells the story of these exoplanets. Each planetary system is different, but in the beginning most if not all young stars are circled by clouds of dust, specks that come together in a violent building project that can form colossal worlds hundreds of times the size of the Earth. The changing orbits of young planets risk dooming any life evolving on neighbouring worlds or, alternatively, can deliver the key ingredients needed to seed its beginnings. Planet formation is one of the greatest construction schemes in the Universe, and it occurred around nearly every star you see. Each results in an alien landscape, but is it possible that one of these could be like our own home world?

The God Species

Saving the Planet in the Age of Humans
Author: Mark Lynas
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 142620891X
Category: Nature
Page: 280
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Lynas argues that we can sustain a world of nine billion at higher living standards than today, but only if we take a more scientific approach to recognizing the real ecological limits of Earth. And that means taking a clear-eyed, rational look at a host of issues such as organic farming, genetically engineered crops, and nuclear power.

The American Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year ...


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: N.A
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A Complete System of Astronomy


Author: Samuel Vince
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Astronomy
Page: N.A
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Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events ...

Embracing Political, Military, and Ecclesiastical Affairs; Public Documents; Biography, Statistics, Commerce, Finance, Literature, Science, Agriculture, and Mechanical Industry. V.[1]-15, 1861-75; V.16-35 (new Ser., V.1-20) 1876-95; V.36-42 (3d. Ser., V.1-7) 1896-1902
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: N.A
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Appletons' Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events

Embracing Political, Military, and Ecclesiastical Affairs; Public Documents; Biography, Statistics, Commerce, Finance, Literature, Science, Agriculture, and Mechanical Industry
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: N.A
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Die Grenzen des Wachstums

Bericht des Club of Rome zur Lage der Menschheit
Author: Dennis Meadows,Donella H. Meadows
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Economic history
Page: 183
View: 2699
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The Voice of the Earth


Author: Théodore Roszak
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 367
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An explanation of how humans' psychological and physical well-being is linked to the health of the planet probes such controversial issues as the Anthropic Principle and the Gaia Hypothesis. 20,000 first printing.

Laudato si

Die Umwelt-Enzyklika des Papstes
Author: Franziskus (Papst),
Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH
ISBN: 345180736X
Category: Religion
Page: 288
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Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.

Earth


Author: Jeffrey Jerome Cohen,Linda T. Elkins-Tanton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 150131792X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 160
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Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. In Earth, a planetary scientist and a literary humanist explore what happens when we think of the Earth as an object viewable from space. As a “blue marble,” “a blue pale dot,” or, as Chaucer described it, “this litel spot of erthe,” the solitary orb is a challenge to scale and to human self-importance. Beautiful and self-contained, the Earth turns out to be far less knowable than it at first appears: its vast interior an inferno of incandescent and yet solid rock and a reservoir of water vaster than the ocean, a world within the world. Viewing the Earth from space invites a dive into the abyss of scale: how can humans apprehend the distances, the temperatures, and the time scale on which planets are born, evolve, and die? Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in The Atlantic.