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The God Species How the Planet Can Survive the Age of Humans

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By: Mark Lynas
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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  • The God Species ISBN: 9780007313426 Paperback Jul 2011 Out of Print #187639
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In this book, Mark Lynas shows us how we must use our technological mastery over nature to protect the planet from ourselves. Building on recent scientific discoveries, Mark Lynas explains that there are nine 'planetary boundaries' that humanity must not cross if the Earth is to continue to support life and our civilisation. Climate change is one, but others - like ocean acidification, nitrogen use and biodiversity loss - are less well-known, though equally crucial. These boundaries all interact, and we can only hope to manage the planet successfully if we understand how they affect one another. But this is no depressing lamentation of eco-doom. Instead, Lynas presents a radical manifesto that calls for the increased use of controversial but environmentally-friendly technologies, such as genetic engineering and nuclear power, as part of a global effort to protect and nurture the biosphere. Ripping up years of 'green' orthodoxy, he reveals how the prescriptions of the current environmental movement are likely to hinder as much as help our vitally-needed effort to use science and technology to play God and save the planet.

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Mark Lynas is an activist, journalist and traveller. He was editor of the website and has made many appearances in the press and TV as a commentator on environmental issues. He is the author of 'High Tide' and 'Six Degrees'.

Out of Print
By: Mark Lynas
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Praise for 'Six Degrees': "Six degrees takes a fresh and interesting approach to the familiar topic of climate change. Gripping and remarkably balanced, this book does not just focus on the doom and gloom of climate change but also displays practical optimism towards the issues facing us." Judges of The Royal Society Prize for Science Books 'Mark Lynas has time-travelled into our terrifying collective future. Go with him on this breathtaking, beautifully told journey. I promise that you will come back determined to alter the course of history.' Naomi Klein, author of 'No Logo' 'Clear, lucid and informative.' New Statesman 'A thoroughly engaging and well-researched book.' Times Literary Supplement 'Written with passion and packed with an impressive amount of information.' The Guardian

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