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Our Final Hour: A Scientist"s Warning

How Terror, Error, and Environmental Disaster Threaten Humankind"s Future In This Century--On Earth and Beyond

by Martin J. Rees

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Published by Basic Books .
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Number of Pages228
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ISBN 100465068626
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