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Epilogue

Epilogue  

Bill McGuire

in Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2014
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Aug 2014
eISBN: 
9780191784088
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198715931.003.0006
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chapter
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9780198715931
‘The Epilogue’ summarizes our current position. We are well into a cycle of warming that is certain to lead to dramatic geophysical, social, and economic changes during the next hundred ... More
Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction

Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Bill McGuire

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2014
Published Online: 
Aug 2014
eISBN: 
9780191784088
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198715931.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198715931
Life on Earth will come to an end. It is just a matter of when. Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction focuses on the many potential catastrophes facing our planet and our species ... More
3. The Ice Age cometh

3. The Ice Age cometh  

Bill McGuire

in Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2014
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Aug 2014
eISBN: 
9780191784088
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198715931.003.0003
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chapter
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9780198715931
What turns ice ages on and off? ‘The Ice Age cometh’ considers the potential impact global warming may have on the arrival of the next expected Ice Age. Will global warming fend it off or ... More
2. What is crime?

2. What is crime?  

Tim Newburn

in Criminology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2018
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Apr 2018
eISBN: 
9780191785511
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199643257.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199643257
‘What is crime?’ considers the definitions of crime. Should the focus be simply on violations of legal codes or should we extend it to violations of moral and social codes? The relativity ... More
8. Population pyramids and projections

8. Population pyramids and projections  

Sarah Harper

in Demography: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2018
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May 2018
eISBN: 
9780191792724
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725732.003.0008
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chapter
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9780198725732
‘Population pyramids and projections’ describes a key concept within demography—the population pyramid. The age pyramid represents the distribution of a population by age and sex. It ... More
2. Physical and biological aspects of ageing

2. Physical and biological aspects of ageing  

Nancy A. Pachana

in Ageing: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2016
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Nov 2016
eISBN: 
9780191792670
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725329.003.0002
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chapter
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9780198725329
‘Physical and biological aspects of ageing’ considers influences on longevity and the physical disorders commonly experienced at the end of life. It describes primary and secondary ageing ... More
3. Birth of the welfare state

3. Birth of the welfare state  

David Garland

in The Welfare State: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2016
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Apr 2016
eISBN: 
9780191780981
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199672660.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199672660
‘Birth of the welfare state’ describes the embryonic version of the welfare state in Germany with Chancellor Bismarck’s social insurance laws in the 1880s. A decade later governments in ... More
2. Global warminga lot of hot air?

2. Global warming: a lot of hot air?  

Bill McGuire

in Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2014
Published Online: 
Aug 2014
eISBN: 
9780191784088
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198715931.003.0002
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198715931
‘Global warming’ explains that the Earth is now warmer than it has been for over 90 per cent of its 4.6 billion year history and is heating up faster than at any time in the last 11,500 ... More

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