Year of publication: 2018
Martin Rees ON THE FUTURE PROSPECTS FOR HUMANITY PREFACE THIS IS A BOOK ABOUT THE FUTURE. I write from a personal perspective, and in three modes: as a scientist, as a citizen, and as a worried member of the human species. The books unifying theme is that the flourishing of the worlds growing population depends on the wisdom with which science and technology is deployed. Todays young people can expect to live to the end of the century. So how can they ensure that ever more powerful ...
Keywords: Civilization Future Studies Science Technology
Year of publication: 1980
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky The Snail on The Slope Arkady and Boris Strugatsky The Snail on The Slope c Copyright Arcady And Boris Strugatsky c Copyright Translated from the Russian by Alan Meyers, 1980 Bantam Books, Inc., NY Original: Ulitka na sklone Chapter One From this height, the forest was like foam, luxuriant and blotchy, a gigantic world-encompassing porous sponge, like an animal waiting in concealment, now fallen asleep and overgrown with rough moss. A formless mask hiding a face, as ...
Keywords: biogenic civilization bureacracy
Year of publication: 2010
FOR ANDERS,the great storyteller of our youth CONTENTSNote to ReaderGuide to MapsIntroductionPrologue: Roman Roots1. Diocletians Revolution2. Constantine and the Church Ascendant3. The Pagan Counterstroke4. Barbarians and Christians5. A Dreadful Rumor from the West 6. The Fall of Rome7. The Rise of Peter Sabbatius8. Nika9. Of Buildings and Generals10. Yersinia Pestis11. A Persian Fire12. The House of War13. The Image Breakers14. The Crumbling Empire15. The Turning Tide16. The Glorious House of ...
Keywords: Ancient Ancient - General Byzantine Empire Byzantine Empire - History Civilization General History History - General History History: World Medieval Middle East Middle East - Turkey Rome Western
Year of publication: 2014
Michael Siemsen EXIGENCY In nature, chaos leads to order, order leads to chaos, again and forever in this way, and at all scales, infinite and infinitesimal. Foster Dill Norte UNIVERSAL, 2066 1.0 The cursor bobbed in the air before her: deep purple foliage. She opened her bio eye and unblurred the background in her prosthetic fone eye. Paragraphs of text floated with Minnies gaze as she studied the view from her cabins patio. Blue salvia shrubs flanked the shaded cobblestone path from the bottom ...
Keywords: alien civilization alien planet evacuation first contact interstellar Space Station
S M Stirling
Year of publication: 2010
S. M. Stirling The High King of Montival CHAPTER ONE NANTUCKET ISLAND IMBOLC, FEBRUARY 18, CHANGE YEAR 242023 AD Where did it all go Mathilda Arminger said. There were roads and houses Now its just trees. Theyre old trees too you can see that, even if the sea-wind has stunted them. Why are you asking me Rudi Mackenzie said, with studied reason in his tones. The which always drives you crazy and makes your eyes sparkle fetchingly, anamchara mine, he thought. Youre the one with the magic sword ...
Keywords: Alternative histories (Fiction) Alternative History American Science Fiction And Fantasy Dystopias Fiction Fiction General Regression (Civilization) Science Fiction Science Fiction – General – Science Fiction
Year of publication: 2011
Amin Maalouf DISORDERED WORLD Setting a New Course for the Twenty-first Century Translated from the French by George Miller For Marlne and Salim Nasr And in memory of Paolo Vida 19482005 Man has survived hitherto because he was too ignorant to know how to realize his wishes. Now that he can realize them, he must either change them or perish. from Orchestra, William Carlos Williams, Collected Poems 1954 Preface to the English Edition I thought it useful to write a preface to this edition, because ...
Keywords: & anthropology civilization customs globalization international relations traditions