Survival: The Survival of the Human Race

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Emily Shuckburgh
Cambridge University Press, 2008 - Nature - 234 pages
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This fascinating and accessible book examines the survival of the human race from a broad range of viewpoints. Through in-depth examinations of a number of very distinct aspects of human life, the book covers topics ranging from the preservation of Empires, to the challenges of maintaining cultural identity, the sufferings inflicted by famine, disease and natural disasters, the opportunities for increased longevity and the threats presented by climate change. The chapters draw from the expertise of those in the arts and humanities, as well as the social, physical and biological sciences. Following in the footsteps of Charles Darwin with his thoughts of the Survival of the Fittest, each chapter explores strategies which may be adopted to assist us in our individual struggle for existence and to preserve and indeed improve our collective lifestyles.
  

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Contents

Survival of the human race
1
Survival of empires
21
Survival of culture
53
Survival of language
80
Surviving disease
99
Surviving natural disasters
123
Surviving famine
146
Surviving longer
178
Survival into the future
205
Epilogue
225
Notes on the contributors
226
Index
230
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