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Horrific, yes, but what if this culling could prevent the extinction of some forty percent of our planet's flora and fauna? Or if he was certain it was the only way to prevent an even larger human die-off, incurring significantly more suffering, by the end of this century? Or if he were convinced it represented the only hope for humanity surviving at all? This is at the heart of this thriller, for these viruses do, in fact, exist.
Most everything that plagues mankind today - the highest concentration of atmospheric CO2 in 3 million years, escalating extinction rates, habitat loss, fishery collapses, climate change, polar and glacial ice thaws, arable land loss, desertification, aquifer depletions, ocean acidification, unprecedented air pollution, looming famine and social unrest - stems from over consumption which, unchecked, will lead to Earth's sixth mass extinction event.
"Robert Johnson's first novel tackles an issue that most in the media, the arts, and entertainment industry--even the environmental community--are afraid to discuss directly: overpopulation. Despite the potential for despair or preachy diatribes, the gravity of the issues is woven into the story with plenty of colorful characters, gallows humor and a suspenseful plot that unravels across continents, making for an entertaining and thought-provoking debut." --New York Journal of Books
"This is so real, it is frightening, although the characters are fictional, the story is possible--and very likely. The book will keep you awake nights, thinking about our vulnerability, and worried that we've already gone too far for the planet to survive without a culling." --Pulp Den
"Johnson's debut thriller could be more science fact than science fiction. There's a scheme afoot by rogue scientists to release a virulent flu virus and kill two-thirds of Earth's population, a megalomaniacal plot to save the planet from becoming a lifeless rock due to climate change and overpopulation. A scary premise. Get a flu shot. Wash your hands regularly." --Kirkus
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Where great science and great teaching meet
Psychology: Core Concepts, Eighth Edition provides rich coverage of the foundational topics taught for introductory psychology. Award-winning authors Philip Zimbardo, Robert Johnson, and Vivian McCann make the material meaningful and memorable for students. Each major section of every chapter is organized around a single core concept. The core concepts allow readers to draw connections across the chapter and to see the big picture of psychology. Learning is then reinforced through focused application and critical-thinking activities. The Eighth Edition introduces many new and exciting developments in psychology, such as the exploding field of epigenetics, initiatives to develop brain-based alternatives to the DSM-5, and Bandura’s theory of moral disengagement.