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Humans on Earth

From Origins to Possible Futures

With a Foreword by Paul Epstein

Santos, Filipe Duarte

2012, XVIII, 410 p.

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From the reviews:

"Professor Filipe Duarte Santos, a physicist and scholar of environmental sciences at the University of Lisbon, provides a sweeping, thoughtful view of the role of humans in shaping our modern world. Beginning with a short history of the universe, he crafts an easily accessible narrative, weaving together an exploration of the laws of physics, an examination of human evolution, and an illuminating discussion of the roles played by art, religion, science, and technology."

From the Foreword by Paul Epstein, Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard Medical School

“In Humans on Earth, Santos … begins with an exploration of the past to look at future risks, uncertainties, and challenges for Homo sapiens. … The entire book is an overview that briefly touches on many themes, ranging from Hinduism and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to biodiversity and anthropogenic change, to describe human evolution. … Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates and general readers.” (W. K. Bauchspies, Choice, Vol. 49 (11), July, 2012)

 

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