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Title History at the end of the world? : history, climate change and the possibility of closure / edited by Mark Levene, Rob Johnson and Penny Roberts ; in association with Rescue!History.
Imprint Penrith : HEB Humanities-Ebooks, [2010]
©2010

Series Humanities insights
Subject Climatic changes -- Social aspects.
Climatic changes -- Government policy.
Alt Name Levene, Mark, 1953-
Johnson, Rob.
Roberts, Penny.
Alternate Title Rescue!History.
Description 1 online resource (250 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents pt. 1. Deep history -- pt. 2. Harbingers of the end -- pt. 3. The debate about the enlightenment and modernity -- pt. 4. Coming to terms with a recent historical legacy -- pt. 5. Countdown to self-annihilation -- pt. 6. Surviving catastrophie : creating conditions for renewal.
Summary This collection of essays proposes that climate change means serious peril. Our argument, however, is not about the science per se. It is about us, our deep and more recent history, and how we arrived at this calamitous impasse. With contributions from academic activists and independent researchers, History at the End of the World challenges advocates of 'business as usual' to think again. But in its wide-ranging assessment of how we transcend the current crisis, it also proposes that the human past could be our most powerful resource in the struggle for survival. Our approaches begin from archaeology, literature, religion, psychology, sociology, philosophy of science, engineering and sustainable development, as well as 'straight' history.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781847601667 (electronic bk.)
1847601669 (electronic bk.)
1282526448
9781282526440
9781847601674
1847601677
ISBN/ISSN 9786612526442
OCLC # 741756270
Additional Format Print version: History at the end of the world? Penrith : HEB Humanities-Ebooks, ©2010 9781847601674 (OCoLC)651697994