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The Resource The unnatural world : the race to remake civilization in Earth's newest age, David Biello

The unnatural world : the race to remake civilization in Earth's newest age, David Biello

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The unnatural world : the race to remake civilization in Earth's newest age
Title
The unnatural world
Title remainder
the race to remake civilization in Earth's newest age
Statement of responsibility
David Biello
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • An environmental journalist examines the world humanity has created through climate change and chronicles the scientists, billionaires, and ordinary people who are working toward saving the planet
  • "Civilization is in crisis, facing disasters of our own making on the only planet known to bear life in the vast void of the universe. All of our impacts on the planet have ushered in what qualifies as a new geologic epoch, the Anthropocene, thanks to global warming, mass extinction, and such technologies as nuclear weapons and plastics. We have become unwitting gardeners of the Earth, not in control but setting the conditions under which all of life flourishes-or not. The Unnatural World examines the biosphere we have cultivated and uncovers the glimmers of hope emerging from the efforts of incredible individuals seeking to change our future. Truly, it's survival of the innovators, and the band of unlikely heroes introduced here includes a scientist experimenting with ocean fertilization to fight global warming, a pigeon obsessive bent on resurrecting the extinct passenger pigeon, and a low-level government functionary in China cleaning up his industrial city, along with many others. These scientists, billionaires, and ordinary people are all working toward saving the best home humanity is ever likely to have. The Unnatural World is a guidebook to a future in which we become better stewards of the planet, capable of thriving alongside a profusion of plants, animals, and other living things. As Biello shows, if we remake our civilization on a global scale to create a better environment for all, the current era of human influence need not lead to the end of the world--just the end of the world as we know it."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Biello, David
Dewey number
304.2
Index
no index present
LC call number
GF75
LC item number
.B54 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human ecology
  • Nature and civilization
  • Global environmental change
  • Nature
  • Civilization, Modern
  • SCIENCE
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • NATURE
  • Modern civilization
  • Human ecology
  • Human influence on nature
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Global environmental change
  • Human ecology
  • Nature and civilization
  • Nature
  • Nature
Label
The unnatural world : the race to remake civilization in Earth's newest age, David Biello
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Alter Earth. Iron rules ; Written in stone -- Part II: Terra incognita. Ground work ; Big death ; The people's epoch -- Part III: A better Anthropocene. City folks ; The long thaw ; The final frontier
Control code
ocn953258110
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781476743929
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Lccn
2016018491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781476743905
  • (OCoLC)953258110
Label
The unnatural world : the race to remake civilization in Earth's newest age, David Biello
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Alter Earth. Iron rules ; Written in stone -- Part II: Terra incognita. Ground work ; Big death ; The people's epoch -- Part III: A better Anthropocene. City folks ; The long thaw ; The final frontier
Control code
ocn953258110
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781476743929
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Lccn
2016018491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781476743905
  • (OCoLC)953258110

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