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This Is Planet Earth

Author : New Scientist
ISBN : 9781473629783
Genre : Science
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The ancient Greeks called it Gaia; the Romans Terra. We know it simply as Earth, the planet we call home. And what a planet it is. Formed around 4.6 billion years ago from the debris of the big bang and long-dead stars, at first it was nothing special, but somehow it evolved to become the most amazing place in the known Universe. The only living planet we know of, it also has a very unusual moon, a remarkably dynamic surface, a complex atmosphere and a deeply mysterious interior. This is Planet Earth is dedicated to the wonders of Planet Earth. Its past is long and dramatic and its future shrouded in mystery. Yet despite centuries of research, only now are we starting to understand Earth's complexity. ABOUT THE SERIES New Scientist Instant Expert books are definitive and accessible entry points to the most important subjects in science; subjects that challenge, attract debate, invite controversy and engage the most enquiring minds. Designed for curious readers who want to know how things work and why, the Instant Expert series explores the topics that really matter and their impact on individuals, society, and the planet, translating the scientific complexities around us into language that's open to everyone, and putting new ideas and discoveries into perspective and context.

Planet Earth Ii

Author : Stephen Moss
ISBN : 9781473530065
Genre : Nature
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10 years on from the first, groundbreaking, Planet Earth, we use the most incredible advances in technology and scientific discovery to bring you the most exciting and immersive picture of our world's wildlife yet. With over 250 breathtaking photographs and stills from the BBC Natural History Unit's spectacular footage, this is an extraordinary new look at the complex life of some of the most amazing places on Planet Earth. Each chapter reveals an environment – some never-before-seen, some astonishingly familiar – defined by a unique set of rules required for survival. From the most desolate desert to the depths of the jungle, from blistering heat and freezing cold to perpetual darkness and deadly UV, discover how a whole host of creatures have adapted to life in the most extreme conditions. And how they compete with one another to become the largest, the fastest, the most poisonous, or most devious - all in a bid to survive. Planet Earth II includes the first in-depth look at the urban environment, and the surprising range of behaviours occurring right under our noses, as well as some previously untouched island worlds. Filmed with remarkable 5k and infra-red technology, these are the challenges, the confrontations, and the triumphs of some of the most extraordinary creatures in the natural world, told from their perspective. This is our planet, as you have never seen it before.

Hacking Planet Earth

Author : Thomas M. Kostigen
ISBN : 9780525538363
Genre : Science
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An exploration of the cutting-edge technology that will enable us to confront the realities of climate change. For decades scientists and environmentalists have sounded the alarm about the effects of global warming. We are now past the tipping point. As floods, storms, and extreme temperatures become our daily reality, "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" efforts aren't enough anymore. In Hacking Planet Earth, New York Times bestselling author Thomas Kostigen takes readers to the frontlines of geoengineering projects that scientists, entrepreneurs, engineers, and other visionaries around the world are developing to solve the problems associated with climate change. From giant parasols hovering above the Earth to shield us from an unforgiving sun, to lasers shooting up into clouds to coax out much-needed water, Kostigen introduces readers to this inspiring work and the people who are spearheading it. These futurist, far- thinking, world-changing ideas will save us, and Hacking Planet Earth offers readers their new vision for the future.

Planet Earth

Author : James A. Leith
ISBN : 9780773565326
Genre : Science
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The conference took advantage of the confluence of meetings of the Royal Society of Canada, the Learned Societies of Canada, and the Canadian Federation of Biological Societies at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. Planet Earth, a compendium of papers presented at the conference, is the result. Contents Humankind: Agent and Victim of Global Change in the Geosphere-Biosphere System - Digby J. McLaren Our Common Future: World Development and the Environment - Alistair M. Taylor and Duncan M. Taylor Changes in Climates of the Past: Lessons for the Future - Michael B. McElroy World Hunger, Livelihoods, and the Environment - Gita Sen Species Impoverishment - M. Brock Fenton The Interface of Health, Population, and Development: The Ecology of Health - Rex Fendall Environmental Toxicology - Gabriel L. Plaa Aboriginal Peoples: The Canadian Experience? - Marlene Brant Castellano Science and Politics on Planet Earth - Michael Ignatieff.

Greed

Author : Ferry Frank
ISBN : 9781467022811
Genre : Self-Help
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Never in history, living species have brought so much harm to the planet as human beings are doing since the beginning of the industrial revolution. Greed is a compilation of historical and present facts and figures, explaining why mankind's behaviour is so hostile to life and why the only option to preserve life on earth for future generations, is a drastic change of human attitude, away from greed.

Planet Earth

Author : Rosalie Bertell
ISBN : 1551641828
Genre : Nature
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As weaponry and warfare have become more sophisticated, so their long-term effects have become more insidious and deadly. Whilst it is easy to identify the visible aftermath of war, how can we gauge less obvious costs such as poverty, famine, environmental problems and civil unrest? Each year governments pump huge amounts of money into military research programmes but what do we really know about the long-term consequences?

The Social System Of The Planet Earth

Author : Kenneth E. Boulding
ISBN : 0201002086
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Planet Earth

Author : John Gribbin
ISBN : 9781780740423
Genre : Science
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In this incredible expedition into the origins, workings, and evolution of our home planet, John Gribbin, bestselling author of In Search of Schrödinger's Cat, The Scientists, and In Search of the Multiverse, does what he does best: taking four and a half billion years of mind-boggling science and digging out the best bits. From the physics of Newton and the geology of Wegener, to the environmentalism of Lovelock, this is a must read for Earth’s scientists and residents alike. Trained as an astrophysicist at Cambridge University, John Gribbin is currently Visiting Fellow in Astronomy at the University of Sussex, England.

Mission Planet Earth

Author : Sally Ride
ISBN : 9781429963183
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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From an American hero and dedicated scientist: A compelling introduction to the changes taking place in Earth's climate, written for the audience that matters most to our planet's future. Beginning with Sally Ride's unique, astronaut's-eye view of Earth's fragile atmosphere, Mission: Planet Earth describes how water, air, and other climate systems shape our world, and how a disruption in one part of the system can spread through the entire planet. Drawing on the latest scientific research and presenting a clear, even-handed account of the current state of climate studies, illustrated with helpful diagrams and stunning photographs of and from the front lines of climate change, here is a celebration of Earth's natural complexity--and a call to action for a new generation.

Planet Earth

Author : Patricia Kathleen Page
ISBN : 0889842523
Genre : Poetry
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The title of this book is taken from Page's poem, `Planet Earth', which was chosen by the United Nations in 2000 for their celebratory program Year of Dialogue among Civilizations. Now poet and essayist Eric Ormsby, with Page's input, has selected the best of Page's poems originally collected in the two volumes of The Hidden Room (Porcupine's Quill, 1997). Page has also contributed to Planet Earth a small number of very recent poems. Ormsby has written a wonderful introduction to this new selection; he hastens to point out that deciding what to include was a most difficult process because there was so much to choose from. He goes on to say: `It has become customary in Canada to describe P. K. Page as ``distinguished'', but that epithet betrays her. P. K. Page is simply too vivacious, too cunning, too elusive, to be monumentalized. She is in fact the supreme escape artist of our literature. Try to confine her in a villanelle and she scampers off into free verse. Peg her as a prose poet and she springs forth with a glosa. Categorize her as a poet who writes fiction but then note that you find very little ``poet's prose'' in her stories. Her characters are often incised with acid and a cruelly keen burin. She is the shrewdest of observers but at the same time she celebrates life, low and high, in all its manifestations. One of the finest and most distinctive Canadian poets, P. K. Page is no provincial. She is a citizen not merely of the world, but of the earth.'

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