American Pandemic

American Pandemic

See for instance “Grip Is Spreading over United States,”AC,january 4, 1916, 1; “The Influ— enza Epidemic,” LAT, january 4, ... Edith Potter, Application for Enrollment in a Nonreservation School, Edith Potter File (5017), Student Files, ...

Author: Nancy K. Bristow

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780199811342

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 855

In 1918-1919 influenza raged around the globe in the worst pandemic in recorded history. Focusing on those closest to the crisis--patients, families, communities, public health officials, nurses and doctors--this book explores the epidemic in the United States.
Categories: History

What We Owe The Future

What We Owe The Future

Many extinction risk specialists consider engineered pandemics the second most likely cause of our demise this century, ... of an extinction-level engineered pandemic this century at around 1 percent; in his book The Precipice, ...

Author: William MacAskill

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861542512

Category: Philosophy

Page: 353

View: 114

‘A monumental event. William MacAskill is one of the most important philosophers alive today, and this is his magnum opus.’ Rutger Bregman, author of Humankind ‘A book of great daring, clarity, insight and imagination. To be simultaneously so realistic and so optimistic, and always so damned readable… well that is a miracle for which he should be greatly applauded.’ Stephen Fry Humanity is in its infancy. Our future could last for millions of years – or it could end tomorrow. Astonishing numbers of people could lead lives of great happiness or unimaginable suffering, or never live at all, depending on what we choose to do today. As we approach a critical juncture in our history, we can make profound moral decisions about how humanity’s course plays out. We can create positive change on behalf of future generations, to prevent the use of catastrophic weapons and maintain peace between the world’s great powers. We can improve our moral values, navigating the rise of AI and climate change more fairly for generations to come. The challenges we face are enormous. But so is the influence we have. If we choose wisely, our distant descendants will look back on us fondly, knowing we did everything we could to give them a world that is beautiful and just.
Categories: Philosophy

Pandemic Influenza in Fiction

Pandemic Influenza in Fiction

TheBritish MedicalJournal 1, no. ... Interna- tional Humanitarian Law—Treaties & Documents; Retrieved 18 August 2011. ... Rada,James, Jr. OctoberMourning: A Novel ofthe 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic.

Author: Charles De Paolo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476616926

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 352

The influenza pandemic of 1918–1919—the worst widespread outbreak in recorded history—claimed an estimated 100 million lives globally. Yet only in recent decades has it captured the attention of historians, scientists, and fiction writers. This study surveys influenza research over the last century in original scientific and historical documents and establishes a critical paradigm for the appreciation of influenza fiction. Through close readings of 15 imaginative works, the author elucidates the contents of and the interaction between the medical and the fictional. Coverage extends from Pfeiffer’s 1892 bacillus theory, to the multidisciplinary effort to isolate the virus (1919–1933), to the reconstruction of the H1N1 viral genome from archival and exhumed RNA (1995–2005), to the emergence of H5N1 and H7N9 avian viruses (1997–2014).This book demonstrates that pandemic fiction has been more than a therapeutic medium for survivors. A prodigious resource for the history of medicine, it is also a forum for ethical, social, legal, national defense and public health issues.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Extinction Governance Finance and Accounting

Extinction Governance  Finance and Accounting

17. website : . ... Exploring the Business of Extinction ( pp . ... Padstow Cornwall : Greenleaf Publishing Book Routledge Taylor and Francis Group , pp .

Author: Jill Atkins

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000570199

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 610

View: 628

The planet is currently experiencing a mass extinction event, with human and business activity being the root cause of species loss and habitat destruction. Industries, companies, banks, investors, accountants and auditors have all played their role. This book explores how they can also provide a solution. The book presents plans, metrics, frameworks, mechanisms and financial innovations that can be, and are being, implemented through the financial markets in order to save and protect species, enhance biodiversity and, at the same time, preserve the financial markets and the business world. This biodiversity handbook addresses the intersection between species extinction and the global capitalist system. With contributions from leading non-governmental organisations such as the Capitals Coalition, Business for Nature, the Ecojustice Foundation, ShareAction and the Endangered Wildlife Trust, plus senior researchers in the field, as well as industry experts from Moody’s, EOS at Hermes Federated Investment Management, BlueBay Asset Management, ODDO BHF Asset Management and OSSIAM (to mention just a few), this book is at the forefront of addressing the crucially important topics of extinction accounting, finance and governance. Drawing on leading research, the book is written in an accessible style and is relevant to researchers and students in the fields of sustainability, governance, accounting, finance, corporate social responsibility and corporate governance. It is essential reading for investors, responsible investors, bankers, business leaders and policy makers in the field of sustainable financial markets. Given the interdisciplinary nature of this book, it is useful to conservationists, ecologists and others involved in species and biodiversity protection.
Categories: Business & Economics

Mother Jones Magazine

Mother Jones Magazine

"The same bastards who conquered the Amazon," I remember one anthropologist saying bitterly, ... Yet for Amazon Indians, maintaining the status quo means assuring their own extinction. It is trickier still these days to be an ...





Page: 76

View: 480

Mother Jones is an award-winning national magazine widely respected for its groundbreaking investigative reporting and coverage of sustainability and environmental issues.

Being Interrupted

Being Interrupted

Time to Act: A resource book by the Christians in Extinction Rebellion (London: SPCK, 2020) Randy S. Woodley, Shalom and the ... class, gender, children, other-than-human creatures), think about your church (if you belong to one), ...

Author: Al Barrett

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 9780334058625

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 489

Beginning with a ‘Street Nativity Play’ that didn’t end as planned, and finishing with an open-ended conversation in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, "Being Interrupted" locates an institutionally-anxious Church of England within the wider contexts of divisions of race and class in ‘the ruins of empire’, alongside ongoing gender inequalities, the marginalization of children, and catastrophic ecological breakdown. In the midst of this bleak picture, Al Barrett and Ruth Harley open a door to a creative disruption of the status quo, ‘from the outside, in’: the in-breaking of the wild reality of the ‘Kin-dom’ of God. Through careful and unsettling readings in Mark’s gospel, alongside stories from a multicultural outer estate in east Birmingham, they paint a vivid picture of an 'alternative economy' for the Church's life and mission, which begins with transformative encounters with neighbours and strangers at the edges of our churches, our neighbourhoods and our imaginations, and offers new possibilities for repentance and resurrection.
Categories: Religion

Scatter Adapt and Remember

Scatter  Adapt  and Remember

How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction Annalee Newitz. 16. 1. 4. JoHays,ahistorian atLoyola University whose work focuses on pandemics: Personal interview, October 2011. 5. Likewise,thecommon people beganquestioning government ...

Author: Annalee Newitz

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385535922

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 990

In its 4.5 billion–year history, life on Earth has been almost erased at least half a dozen times: shattered by asteroid impacts, entombed in ice, smothered by methane, and torn apart by unfathomably powerful megavolcanoes. And we know that another global disaster is eventually headed our way. Can we survive it? How? As a species, Homo sapiens is at a crossroads. Study of our planet’s turbulent past suggests that we are overdue for a catastrophic disaster, whether caused by nature or by human interference. It’s a frightening prospect, as each of the Earth’s past major disasters—from meteor strikes to bombardment by cosmic radiation—resulted in a mass extinction, where more than 75 percent of the planet’s species died out. But in Scatter, Adapt, and Remember, Annalee Newitz, science journalist and editor of the science Web site explains that although global disaster is all but inevitable, our chances of long-term species survival are better than ever. Life on Earth has come close to annihilation—humans have, more than once, narrowly avoided extinction just during the last million years—but every single time a few creatures survived, evolving to adapt to the harshest of conditions. This brilliantly speculative work of popular science focuses on humanity’s long history of dodging the bullet, as well as on new threats that we may face in years to come. Most important, it explores how scientific breakthroughs today will help us avoid disasters tomorrow. From simulating tsunamis to studying central Turkey’s ancient underground cities; from cultivating cyanobacteria for “living cities” to designing space elevators to make space colonies cost-effective; from using math to stop pandemics to studying the remarkable survival strategies of gray whales, scientists and researchers the world over are discovering the keys to long-term resilience and learning how humans can choose life over death. Newitz’s remarkable and fascinating journey through the science of mass extinctions is a powerful argument about human ingenuity and our ability to change. In a world populated by doomsday preppers and media commentators obsessively forecasting our demise, Scatter, Adapt, and Remember is a compelling voice of hope. It leads us away from apocalyptic thinking into a future where we live to build a better world—on this planet and perhaps on others. Readers of this book will be equipped scientifically, intellectually, and emotionally to face whatever the future holds.
Categories: Science

Campbell Biology Australian and New Zealand Edition

Campbell Biology Australian and New Zealand Edition

... 1b from “Timing the Ancestor of the HIV-1 Pandemic Strains” by B. Korber et al., from Science, June 2000, Volume 288(5472). ... Origination and Extinction in the Figure” adapted from “A Revision of Williamsoniella” by T. M. Harris, ...

Author: Jane B. Reece

Publisher: Pearson Higher Education AU

ISBN: 9781486012299

Category: Science

Page: 1521

View: 707

Over nine successful editions, CAMPBELL BIOLOGY has been recognised as the world’s leading introductory biology textbook. The Australian edition of CAMPBELL BIOLOGY continues to engage students with its dynamic coverage of the essential elements of this critical discipline. It is the only biology text and media product that helps students to make connections across different core topics in biology, between text and visuals, between global and Australian/New Zealand biology, and from scientific study to the real world. The Tenth Edition of Australian CAMPBELL BIOLOGY helps launch students to success in biology through its clear and engaging narrative, superior pedagogy, and innovative use of art and photos to promote student learning. It continues to engage students with its dynamic coverage of the essential elements of this critical discipline. This Tenth Edition, with an increased focus on evolution, ensures students receive the most up-to-date, accurate and relevant information.
Categories: Science

Economics in the Age of COVID 19

Economics in the Age of COVID 19

Indeed, philosopher Nick Bostrom had speculated in his best-selling book, Superintelligence (Oxford University Press, 2014) that the way this might occur was through plain old stupidity. One day, a talented engineer would design an AI ...

Author: Joshua Gans

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262362795

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

View: 251

A guide to the pandemic economy: essential reading about the long-term implications of our current crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed a firehose of information (much of it wrong) and an avalanche of opinions (many of them ill-founded). Most of us are so distracted by the everyday awfulness that we don't see the broader issues in play. In this book, economist Joshua Gans steps back from the short-term chaos to take a clear and systematic look at how economic choices are being made in response to COVID-19. He shows that containing the virus and pausing the economy—without letting businesses fail and people lose their jobs—are the necessary first steps.
Categories: Business & Economics

How the World Really Works

How the World Really Works

And we got two pandemics within the indicated interval: H1N1 virus in 2009, the year after the book was published, ... to 13 December 2015 (January 2016),

Author: Vaclav Smil

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241989685

Category: Mathematics

Page: 194

View: 801

* THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * 'Another masterpiece from one of my favorite authors . . . If you want a brief but thorough education in numeric thinking about many of the fundamental forces that shape human life, this is the book to read. It's a tour de force' BILL GATES __________ We have never had so much information at our fingertips and yet most of us don't know how the world really works. This book explains seven of the most fundamental realities governing our survival and prosperity. From energy and food production, through our material world and its globalization, to risks, our environment and its future, How the World Really Works offers a much-needed reality check - because before we can tackle problems effectively, we must understand the facts. In this ambitious and thought-provoking book we see, for example, that globalization isn't inevitable and that our societies have been steadily increasing their dependence on fossil fuels, making their complete and rapid elimination unlikely. Drawing on the latest science and tackling sources of misinformation head on - from Yuval Noah Harari to Noam Chomsky - ultimately Smil answers the most profound question of our age: are we irrevocably doomed or is a brighter utopia ahead? __________ 'Very informative and eye-opening in many ways' HA-JOON CHANG, author of 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism 'If you are anxious about the future, and infuriated that we aren't doing enough about it, please read this book' PAUL COLLIER, author of The Future of Capitalism
Categories: Mathematics