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Adventures in the Anthropocene : a journey to the heart of the planet we made

Author: Gaia Vince
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We live in epoch-making times. Literally. The changes we humans have made in recent decades have altered our world beyond anything it has experienced in its 4.5 billion-year history -- we have become a force on a par with earth-shattering asteroids and planet-cloaking volcanoes. As a result, our planet is said to be crossing a geological boundary -- from the Holocene into the Anthropocene, or Age of Man. Quitting  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gaia Vince
ISBN: 9780701187347 0701187344 9780701187354 0701187352
OCLC Number: 879398855
Awards: Winner of Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2015
Description: [xi], 436 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Atmosphere --
Mountains --
Rivers --
Farmlands --
Oceans --
Deserts --
Savannahs --
Forests --
Rocks --
Cities.
Responsibility: Gaia Vince.

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The author decided to quit her job at science journal Nature, and travel the world at the start of this new age to explore what all these changes really mean. In this book, she looks at how  Read more...

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"An excellent book... Vince writes with great freshness and vigour, and her stories are hard to stop reading" -- Caspar Henderson Daily Telegraph "It holds a mirror up to humanity and says: look what Read more...

 
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