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Terraforming : ecopolitical transformations and environmentalism in science fiction

Author: Chris Pak
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2016.
Series: Liverpool science fiction texts and studies.
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Terraforming is the process of making other worlds habitable for human life. Its counterpart on Earth - geoengineering - is receiving serious consideration as a way to address climate change. Contemporary environmental awareness and our understanding of climate change is influenced by science fiction, and terraforming in particular has offered scientists, philosophers, and others a motif for thinking in complex ways  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pak, Chris.
Terraforming : Ecopolitical Transformations and Environmentalism in Science Fiction.
Oxford : Liverpool University Press, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Pak
ISBN: 9781781384541 1781384541 9781781384442 1781384444
OCLC Number: 945437604
Description: 1 online resource (256 pages).
Contents: Introduction : terraforming : engineering imaginary environments --
Landscaping nature's otherness in pre-1960s terraforming and proto-Gaian stories --
The American pastoral and the conquest of space --
Ecology and environmental awareness in 1960s-1970s --
Edging towards an eco-cosmopolitan vision --
Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Liverpool science fiction texts and studies.
Responsibility: Chris Pak.
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This book examines terraforming in science fiction and shows how, amidst contemporary anxieties about climate change, it has come to offer an important vantage from which to consider the ways  Read more...

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