The Future of Man - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780122290602, 9781483270388

The Future of Man

1st Edition

Proceedings of a Symposium Held at the Royal Geographical Society, London, on 1 April, 1971

Editors: F. J. Ebling G. W. Heath
eBook ISBN: 9781483270388
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1972
Page Count: 230
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The Future of Man documents the proceedings of a Symposium held at the Royal Geographical Society London, on April 1, 1971.

This book deals with choices that man makes or may make, attempting to understand the paradox that the more man knows about himself and the environment the more baffling and controversial his choices become. The major problems of human survival, such as living space, natural resources, relationships with the rest of the living world, and creation, nurture and prolongation of life are also described. Other topics include the past and future distribution of homo sapiens and his activities in Great Britain, artificial synthesis of new life forms in relation to social and industrial evolution, and nature and control of aging.

This compilation is recommended for biologists and scientists aiming to understand the effects of technical innovation on people and their environment.

Table of Contents




Chapter 1. The Past and Future Distribution of Homo Sapiens and his Activities in Great Britain

2. The Concept of a Natural Resource

3. The Creative Approach to Nature Conservation


4. The Future of the Family

5. The Right to Reproduce

6. The Artificial Synthesis of New Life Forms in Relation to Social and Industrial Evolution


7. The Nature and Control of Ageing

8. Keeping People Alive

9. The Present and Future Patterns of Drug-taking in Society


10. Is Persuasion a Science?

11. War—Must there be Violence between Groups?

12. Choice and Responsibility


Subject Index


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F. J. Ebling

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