Earth And The Human Future: Essays In Honor Of Harrison Brown

Earth And The Human Future: Essays In Honor Of Harrison Brown

by Kirk R Smith

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During the second half of the twentieth century, great changes have occurred in the natural sciences, spawned by the leap forward in physics during the war years and the growth in understanding of earth's history and place in the cosmos. Also, with the new and terrible consequences of full-fledged war, the nuclear age has brought to the fore the ne

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780429725661
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/17/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 270
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Kirk R. Smith is research associate at the East-West Center's Resource Systems Institute.

Fereidun Fesharaki is energy program leader at the Resource Systems Institute of the East-West Center.

John P. Holdren is professor of energy and resources at the University of California, Berkeley.

Table of Contents

Also of Interest -- Foreword -- Earth, Planets, and Cosmos -- Introduction -- The Early Years: Chicago and Pasadena -- Harrison Brown and the Astronomers -- The Abundances of the Elements and Some Reflections on the Cosmogony of the Solar System -- Evidence for Ring Systems Orbiting Earth in the Geologic Past -- Dimensions of the Human Predicament: Population, Resources, and Environment -- Introduction -- Harrison Brown's Role in the Manhattan Project -- Burning the Rocks Forty Years Later -- Energy and the Human Predicament -- Soil Dynamics and Sustainable Carrying Capacity of Earth -- Speculating on the Global Resource Future -- International Cooperation and the Human Future -- Introduction -- The Cooperative Imperative in Science and Technology -- Science, Technology, and Endogenous Development: Some Notes on the Objectives and the Possibilities -- Toward Institutions of Unity for the Global Commons -- International Collaborative Research: The Experience of the Resource Systems Institute

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