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    DescriptionA VINTAGE ORIGINAL Just over two hundred years ago, there were one billion humans on Earth. There are now over seven billion of us. And, sometime this century, the world population will reach at least ten billion. Deforestation. Desertification. Species extinction. Global warming. Growing threats to food and water. The driving issues of our times are the result of one huge problem: Us. As the population continues to grow, our problems will increase. And this means that every way we look at it, a planet of ten billion people is likely to be a nightmare. Stephen Emmott, a scientist whose lab is at the forefront of research into complex natural systems, sounds the alarm. TEN BILLION is a snapshot of our planet, and our species, approaching a crisis, and a stark analysis of where this leaves us. TEN BILLION is not another climate book. TEN BILLION is a book about us.


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    Title
    Ten Billion
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen Emmott
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780345806475
    ISBN 10: 0345806476
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ENV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JPQB, TQ
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 560
    BIC subject category V2: RNK, JFS, RGC
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY
    BISAC V2.8: SCI026000
    Libri: ENGM4900
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27410
    BISAC V2.8: SOC015000
    BIC subject category V2: RNPG
    DC21: 304.6
    BISAC V2.8: SOC006000
    Ingram Subject Code: EV
    BIC subject category V2: JHBD
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    BISAC V2.8: NAT011000
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    BISAC V2.8: TEC010010, POL044000
    DC22: 304.6
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    Libri: UMWE2050
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    BISAC V2.8: SCI092000
    Libri: BEVO5000, P0040937
    BIC subject category V2: RND
    LC classification: HB849.415 .E47 2013
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Vintage Books
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    09 October 2013
    Author Information
    Stephen Emmott is head of Computational Science at Microsoft Research. He leads a broad scientific research program, at the center of which is an interdisciplinary team of new kinds of scientists, and a new kind of laboratory, in Cambridge, England, pioneering new approaches to tackle fundamental problems in science. His lab's research spans from molecular biology, immunology, and neuroscience, to plant biology, climatology, biogeochemistry, terrestrial and marine ecology, and conversation biology, as well as the new fields of programming life and artificial photosynthesis. Stephen is also Visiting Professor of Computational Science, University of Oxford; Visiting Professor of Biological Computation, University College London; and Distinguished Fellow of the UK National Endowment of Science, Technology and the Arts.
    Review quote
    "A rallying call to arms. . . . Succinct and righteously pessimistic. . . . [with] an indispensible message to galvanize a world in potential crisis." --"Kirkus Reviews" Praise from the U.K. for TEN BILLION "The cumulative effect of [Emmott's] uncluttered, unadorned prose, buttressed with graphs and illustrations, is significant. . . . A spine-chilling warning of the environmental disaster that awaits the Earth." --"The Daily Telegraph" (4 stars) "Powerful. . . . Compelling. . . . The shift in thinking that will be needed if we are to prepare ourselves for living in a different world begins with reading Emmott's indispensable book." --"The Guardian " "A stark, simple and short warning about the coming catastrophe, which [Emmott] feels is inevitable, resulting from human overpopulation and over-exploitation of the world's resources. . . . A valuable contribution to rekindling a discussion on global population that has waxed and waned in the two centuries since Thomas Robert Malthus first brought the issue to public attention." --"Financial Times" Acclaim for the theater production of TEN BILLION, performed by Stephen Emmott at London's Royal Court Theatre: "This an hour of "Matrix" moments, of reminders of what underlies our daily lives. It's freeing to face the facts as well as alarming. . . . It informs, unsettles, provokes. Job done." --"The Times" (London) "Professor Emmott argues his case with an implacable logic. He is quiet, humane and deeply concerned and when he says . . . 'I think we're fucked, ' you have to believe him." --"The Guardian" (London) "A new kind of talk . . . a daring one-man show in which Emmott desperately strives to pull together into one grand and devastating portrait the many ways we are impacting the planet." --"New Scientist"