The Maiden Voyage of Petrus Van Stijn (Hardcover)

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The Maiden Voyage of Petrus Van Stijn (Hardcover)

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Petrus van Stijn's world is besieged by two prime engines of destruction: massive geomagnetic storms caused by unprecedented solar storms - protracted coronal mass ejections (CME), and climate change wreaking unprecedented, but predictable collapse of the Antarctic ice shelves. Petrus has other problems to contend with, like surviving on a floating archipelago of ice, and then walking 2200 kilometers through a post-Apocalyptic world. At the same time, Petrus will discover something of a true social and biological paradise. Herein lies the paradox of a world where one species - ours - is facing extinction, while others - many genetically re-engineered - are enjoying a biodiversity renaissance.
With a Foreword by William Shatner, this provocative, lyrical, deeply philosophical work of fiction explores the ethical limits of science and technology, and the future of all life on earth.
Michael Charles Tobias is a global ecologist, anthropologist, historian, explorer, prolific author and filmmaker. He obtained his Ph.D.in the Department of History of Consciousness from the University of California-Santa Cruz, and has conducted ecological field research in some 100 countries, on every continent. The author of over 60 books (both non-fiction and fiction) and hundreds of papers, he has in addition written, directed and/or produced countless films - TV series, documentaries, and dramas mostly pertaining to environmental, cultural or scientific issues and themes. His works have been translated and/or viewed throughout the world. Tobias has been a professor on numerous faculties - from Dartmouth College to the University of California-Santa Barbara. Recipient of many awards, he received in 1996 the "Courage of Conscience" prize for his commitment to nature and non-violence. Dr. Tobias is the long-time President of the Dancing Star Foundation, which focuses on animalrights, biodiversity conservation and environmental education throughout the world.
Product Details ISBN: 9783030976828
ISBN-10: 3030976823
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: May 4th, 2022
Pages: 197
Language: English