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Cosmic threats : a planetary response, Neville Brown

Label
Cosmic threats : a planetary response
Title
Cosmic threats
Title remainder
a planetary response
Statement of responsibility
Neville Brown
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Cosmic Threats : A Planetary Perspective calls for the progressive creation of supra-national institutions intended to protect life on Earth against natural threats, be these terrestrial (pandemics, super-volcanoes, major earthquakes...) or celestial (comets, asteroids, meteor storms...). The protection proffered would need to be pre-emptive though also responsive, reducing the number of adverse events but also their specific consequences. Rancid though the world scene currently looks, this may actually be a good time to look towards a planetary security programme that can build up over a century or more. It would need special international institutions that are sufficiently integrated to cope with the celestial and terrestrial contingencies anticipated yet not so much a class apart as to be a law unto themselves, a military regime able to ride roughshod over general world opinion. Such an holistic approach to planetary security might prove to be a definitive substitute for war between nations. Professor Brown comes to such questions from a broad career background. His lead qualifications are a Masters degree from Oxford in Modern History and a Doctorate of Science from Birmingham (UK) in Applied Geophysics. He has been a naval meteorologist; staff college instructor; part-time but pro-active as a defence correspondent for several of the West's leading journals; and political consultant. From 1980 to 1986, he was Chairman of the Council for Arms Control. From 1993 to 1997 he worked half-time in the Sensors and Electronic Systems directorate of Britain's Ministry of Defence. This was as the Academic Consultant in a small task force specifically created to advise the government of the day apropos what British policy to Strategic Ballistic Missile Defence should be"--
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Brown, Neville
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Emergency management
  • Disaster relief
  • Natural disasters
  • Collisions (Astrophysics)
  • Security, International
  • Defensive (Military science)
Label
Cosmic threats : a planetary response, Neville Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prefatory statement -- The author -- Legends and realities -- Galactic reconnaissance -- [I] Underlying overviews -- Tough centuries ahead -- Planetary confinement: (1) Limited world war; (2) Ambiguous togetherness -- The Abrahamic schism: (1) Islam; (2) The Holy Land -- [II] Space age progression -- The thermonuclear five -- Skyward progression: (1) Muscovite adjustment; (2) The Chinese heritage; (3) China ascendant -- [III] Space age encounter -- Terrestrial belligerence: (1) Near space; (2) Regular war; (3) Insurgency and proliferation -- Near Earth objects -- Celestial engagement: (1) Strategic command; (2) Operational applications -- [IV] Cosmic spearhead -- Emergent priorities -- The cosmic setting -- Appendix A: The geostrategic structure -- Appendix B: Earthquakes and volcanoes
Control code
ocn945358235
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 178 pages
Isbn
9781845197711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)945358235
Label
Cosmic threats : a planetary response, Neville Brown
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prefatory statement -- The author -- Legends and realities -- Galactic reconnaissance -- [I] Underlying overviews -- Tough centuries ahead -- Planetary confinement: (1) Limited world war; (2) Ambiguous togetherness -- The Abrahamic schism: (1) Islam; (2) The Holy Land -- [II] Space age progression -- The thermonuclear five -- Skyward progression: (1) Muscovite adjustment; (2) The Chinese heritage; (3) China ascendant -- [III] Space age encounter -- Terrestrial belligerence: (1) Near space; (2) Regular war; (3) Insurgency and proliferation -- Near Earth objects -- Celestial engagement: (1) Strategic command; (2) Operational applications -- [IV] Cosmic spearhead -- Emergent priorities -- The cosmic setting -- Appendix A: The geostrategic structure -- Appendix B: Earthquakes and volcanoes
Control code
ocn945358235
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 178 pages
Isbn
9781845197711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)945358235

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