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"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 ... Ackerman [explores] our new reality, introducing us to many of the people and ideas now creating--perhaps saving--our future and that of our fellow creatures"--Amazon.com.
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Hood River County Library 304.2 ACK 2014 (Text) 33892100173583 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 09/23/2014 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393240740
  • ISBN: 0393240746
  • Physical Description: viii, 344 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-329) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Welcome to the Anthropocene. Apps for apes ; Wild heart, anthropocene mind ; Black marble ; Handmade landscapes ; A dialect of stone ; Monkeying with the weather ; Gaia in a temper ; Brainstorming from equator to ice ; Blue revolution -- In the house of stone and light. Asphalt jungles ; A green man in a green shade ; House plants? How passé ; Opportunity warms -- Is nature "natural" anymore? Is nature "natural" anymore? ; The slow-motion invaders ;"They had no choice" ; Paddling in the gene pool ; For love of a snail -- Nature, pixilated. An (un)natural future of the senses ; Weighing in the nanoscale ; Nature, pixilated ; The interspecies Internet ; Your passion flower is sexting you ; When robots weep, who will comfort them? ; Robots on a date ; Printing a rocking horse on Mars -- Our bodies, our nature. the (3D-printed) ear he lends me ; Cyborgs and chimeras ; DNA's secret doormen ; Meet my maker, the mad molecule ; Wild heart, anthropocene mind (revisited).
Summary, etc.:
"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 ... Ackerman [explores] our new reality, introducing us to many of the people and ideas now creating--perhaps saving--our future and that of our fellow creatures"--Amazon.com.
Subject: Human ecology.
Civilization > History.
Human beings > History.
Nature > Effect of human beings on.
Genre: History.

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