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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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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"We live in times of enormous change on Earth. While previous shifts from one geological epoch to another were caused by events beyond human control, our addition of carbon to the atmosphere over the past century has moved many scientists to declare the dawn of a new era: the Anthropocene--the Age of Man. This latest geological epoch is rarely associated with positive news. Pointing to climate change, overpopulation, and species extinction, the writers weighing in on the change widely assert that this dark cloud has no silver lining. Watching this consensus develop from her seat as an editor at Nature, Gaia Vince couldn't help but wonder if the greatest cause of this dramatic planetary change--humans' singular ability to innovate--might also hold the key to our survival. And so she left her professional life in London and set out to travel the world in search of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to adapt, and, in many cases, to thrive. She meets Nepalese engineers creating artificial glaciers, a man in the Caribbean who created an entire island out of garbage, and numerous other innovators--from Uganda, the Maldives, Columbia, and countless points between. Part science journal, part travelogue, Adventures in the Anthropocene recounts Vince's journey, and introduces an essential new perspective on the future of life on earth"--Publisher's description
Summary
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
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Award
Royal Society General Prizes for Science Books, 2015.
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10381493
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DLC
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Vince, Gaia
Dewey number
577.27
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GE149
LC item number
.V56 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Global environmental change
  • Global environmental change
  • Global environmental change
  • Global environmental change
Target audience
adult
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a journey to the heart of the planet we made
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Adventures in the anthropocene : a journey to the heart of the planet we made, Gaia Vince
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Atmosphere -- Mountains -- Rivers -- Farmlands -- Oceans -- Deserts -- Savannahs -- Forests -- Rocks -- Cities
Control code
ocn877365971
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
436 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781571313577
Lccn
2014017309
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), map
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(OCoLC)877365971
Label
Adventures in the anthropocene : a journey to the heart of the planet we made, Gaia Vince
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Atmosphere -- Mountains -- Rivers -- Farmlands -- Oceans -- Deserts -- Savannahs -- Forests -- Rocks -- Cities
Control code
ocn877365971
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
436 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781571313577
Lccn
2014017309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)877365971

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