Adventures in the Anthropocene

Adventures in the Anthropocene

A Journey to the Heart of the Planet We Made

Book - 2014
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Baker & Taylor
A journalist, broadcaster, and news editor travels the world to witness first-hand the planet in crisis and, along the way, meets a number of ordinary people who are solving severe crises in crazy, ingenious, and effective ways.

Perseus Publishing
We all know our planet is in crisis, and that it is largely our fault. But all too often the full picture of change is obstructed by dense data sets and particular catastrophes. Struggling with this obscurity in her role as an editor atNature, Gaia Vince decided to travel the world and see for herself what life is really like for people on the frontline of this new reality. What she found was a number people doing the most extraordinary things.

During her journey she finds a man who is making artificial glaciers in Nepal along with an individual who is painting mountains white to attract snowfall; take the electrified reefs of the Maldives; or the man who's making islands out of rubbish in the Caribbean. These are ordinary people who are solving severe crises in crazy, ingenious, effective ways. While Vince does not mince words regarding the challenging position our species is in, these wonderful stories, combined with the new science that underpins Gaia's expertise and research, make for a persuasive, illuminating and strangely hopeful read on what the Anthropocene means for our future.


Baker
& Taylor

A journalist, broadcaster, news editor of Nature and online editor of New Scientist travels the world to witness first-hand our planet in crisis and, along the way, meets a number of ordinary people who are solving severe crises in crazy, ingenious, effective ways. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota :, Milkweed Editions,, 2014
Edition: First edition
Description: 436 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781571313577
1571313575
Branch Call Number: 577.27 Vin

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emily0117
Dec 17, 2015

Both fascinating and incredibly depressing

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