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The Resource Falter : has the human game begun to play itself out?, Bill McKibben

Falter : has the human game begun to play itself out?, Bill McKibben

Label
Falter : has the human game begun to play itself out?
Title
Falter
Title remainder
has the human game begun to play itself out?
Statement of responsibility
Bill McKibben
Title variation
Has the human game begun to play itself out?
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Thirty years ago Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about climate change. Now he broadens the warning: the entire human game, he suggests, has begun to play itself out. Bill McKibben's groundbreaking book The End of Nature -- issued in dozens of languages and long regarded as a classic -- was the first book to alert us to global warming. But the danger is broader than that: even as climate change shrinks the space where our civilization can exist, new technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics threaten to bleach away the variety of human experience. Falter tells the story of these converging trends and of the ideological fervor that keeps us from bringing them under control. And then, drawing on McKibben's experience in building 350.org, the first truly global citizens movement to combat climate change, it offers some possible ways out of the trap. We're at a bleak moment in human history -- and we'll either confront that bleakness or watch the civilization our forebears built slip away. Falter is a powerful and sobering call to arms, to save not only our planet but also our humanity
Summary
Shares cautionary insights into how emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence and robotics, are being developed through fervent ideologies that are threatening the diversity of human experience
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10765941
Cataloging source
DLC
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McKibben, Bill
Dewey number
909.83
Index
index present
LC call number
CB428
LC item number
.M43 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Civilization, Modern
  • Nature
  • Technology and civilization
  • Human ecology
  • Climatic changes
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Climatic changes
  • Human ecology
  • Nature
  • Technology and civilization
Target audience
adult
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has the human game begun to play itself out?
Label
Falter : has the human game begun to play itself out?, Bill McKibben
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An opening note on hope -- The size of the board -- Leverage -- The name of the game -- An outside chance -- Epilogue : Grounded
Control code
on1102068844
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Holt Paperback edition.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9781250256850
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1102068844
Label
Falter : has the human game begun to play itself out?, Bill McKibben
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An opening note on hope -- The size of the board -- Leverage -- The name of the game -- An outside chance -- Epilogue : Grounded
Control code
on1102068844
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Holt Paperback edition.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9781250256850
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1102068844

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