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The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us

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Manufacturer: W. W. Norton & Company
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Author(s): Diane Ackerman

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Binding: Paperback
Brand: Diane Ackerman
EAN: 9780393351644
Edition: 1
Feature: The Human Age The World Shaped by Us
ISBN: 0393351645
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Manufacturer: W. W. Norton & Company
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Number Of Pages: 352
Publication Date: 2015-09-14
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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The Human Age The World Shaped by Us
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Ackerman is justly celebrated for her unique insight into the natural world and our place in it In this landmark book she confronts the unprecedented reality that one prodigiously intelligent and meddlesome creature Homo sapiens is now the dominant force shaping the future of planet Earth Humans have subdued 75 percent of the land surface concocted a wizardry of industrial and medical marvels strung lights all across the darkness We tinker with nature at every opportunity we garden the planet with our preferred species of plants and animals many of them invasive and we have even altered the climate threatening our own extinction Yet we reckon with our own destructive capabilities in extraordinary acts of hope filled creativity we collect the DNA of vanishing species in a frozen ark equip orangutans with iPads and create wearable technologies and synthetic species that might one day outsmart us With her distinctive gift for making scientific discovery intelligible to the layperson Ackerman takes us on an exhilarating journey through our new reality introducing us to many of the people and ideas now creating perhaps saving our future and that of our fellow creatures A beguiling optimistic engagement with the changes affecting every part of our lives The Human Age is a wise and beautiful book that will astound delight and inform intelligent life for a long time to come Diane Ackerman is the best selling author of The Zookeeper s Wife A Natural History of the Senses and many other books A poet essayist and naturalist She lives in Ithaca New York Visit her Websites at dianeackerman com Book jacket Humans have subdued 75 percent of the land surface concocted a wizardry of industrial and medical marvels strung lights all across the darkness We tinker with nature at every opportunity we garden the planet with our preferred species of plants and animals many of them invasive and we have even altered the climate threatening ou
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