The Resource Adventures in the anthropocene : a journey to the heart of the planet we made, Gaia Vince

Adventures in the anthropocene : a journey to the heart of the planet we made, Gaia Vince

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Adventures in the anthropocene : a journey to the heart of the planet we made
Title
Adventures in the anthropocene
Title remainder
a journey to the heart of the planet we made
Statement of responsibility
Gaia Vince
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Looks at how humanity's changes that are reshaping the living planet and identifies some of the ways we need to engineer Earth for our future, bringing to life what the Anthropocene means for all of us and how we might survive the coming centuries.
  • "A fine and timely book. Gaia Vince shows us how to stay steady and cheerful despite the ever intensifying drama of the Anthropocene" -- James Lovelock "Gaia's remarkable journey is a unique inventory of life on earth, both wild and human, at this important moment in our history." -- Bill Oddie "A beautifully written book that raises the most profound question of our time: "How should we live?" In the past, this has been primarily a personal question. But, as Gaia Vince amply demonstrates, what was once a personal question has become the central question for us as a species -- and the fate of nearly every species on our planet (including our own) rests on our answer." -- Ken Caldeira, Professor of Environmental Earth Systems Sciences, Stanford University "This is a remarkable journey from a remarkable journalist... The Anthropocene era she documents emerges as something richer, more vital and more interesting than any previous era. In her eyes people are heroes rather than villains. Read this and you can believe in the future" -- Fred Pearce, author of THE LANDGRABBERS, WHEN THE RIVERS RUN DRY, PEOPLEQUAKE "Have you seen the state of our planet? Gaia Vince has. She travelled the globe for two years to investigate what we are doing to it, and this heroic feat of reporting is the result. She, and her readers, are left wiser, sometimes sadder, but still holding on to a core optimism about possible futures for our world." -- Jon Turney, author of THE ROUGH GUIDE TO THE FUTURE
Biographical or historical data
Gaia Vince is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in science and the environment. She has been the front editor of the journal Nature Climate Change, the news editor of Nature and online editor of New Scientist. Her work has appeared in the Guardian, The Times, Science, Scientific American, Australian Geographic and the Australian. She has a regular column, Smart Planet, on BBC Online, and devises and presents programmes about the Anthropocene for BBC radio. She blogs at WanderingGaia.com and tweets at @WanderingGaia.
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
Dewey number
551
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
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 her job at science journal Nature, Gaia Vince decided to travel the world at the start of this new age, to explore what all these changes really mean for the people living on the frontline of the planet we've made. She found ordinary people solving severe crises in ingenious, effective ways. Take the retired railway worker who's building artificial glaciers in the Himalayas, for example, or the man who's painting mountains white to attract snowfall. Meet the villagers harvesting water out of the desert air and farmers combining the latest genetic modifications with ancient irrigation techniques; witness the electrified reefs in the Maldives and the man who's making islands out of rubbish in the Caribbean. Alongside these extraordinary stories, Gaia looks at how humanity's changes are reshaping the living planet and identifies some of the ways we need to engineer Earth for our future, bringing to life what the Anthropocene means for all of us and how we might survive the coming centuries
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Adventures in the anthropocene : a journey to the heart of the planet we made, Gaia Vince
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Adventures in the anthropocene : a journey to the heart of the planet we made, Gaia Vince
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Paperback. Trade paperback (UK)
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