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The Resource Desert notebooks : a road map for the end of time, Ben Ehrenreich

Desert notebooks : a road map for the end of time, Ben Ehrenreich

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Desert notebooks : a road map for the end of time
Title
Desert notebooks
Title remainder
a road map for the end of time
Statement of responsibility
Ben Ehrenreich
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A book about the literal and figurative end of time and what that means for us as conscious beings, Desert Notebooks looks at how both the unprecedented pace of destruction to our environment and our increasingly unstable global socio-political institutions have led to an existential crisis orders of magnitude greater than any humankind has confronted before. As inhabitants of the Anthropocene what might some of our own histories tell us about how to grapple with apocalypse? And how might the geologies and ecologies of desert spaces inform how we see and act towards time? Employing an elegant, discursive style that interweaves memoir with science writing, creation myths, and history, National Magazine Award winner and The Nation columnist Ben Ehrenreich uses the desolate landscape of the American desert -the main locales for the book are Joshua Tree and Las Vegas- as a springboard to examine how we formulate our concepts of time and what it means to confront the looming apocalypse. Desert Notebooks is a moving confrontation with Deep Time and a meditation on landscape in the face of climate change. Faced with an uncertain future, Ehrenreich argues there is comfort in reflecting on the role we humans have played in our own demise in the past. The difference is that this time the clock may finally be running out for good"--
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Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2020
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10901984
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Ehrenreich, Ben
Dewey number
577.5409794/95
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH541.5.D4
LC item number
E37 2020
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Desert ecology
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Desert ecology
  • United States
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a road map for the end of time
Label
Desert notebooks : a road map for the end of time, Ben Ehrenreich
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Joshua Tree -- Las Vegas -- Epilogue: Landers
Control code
on1112905380
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9781640093539
Lccn
2019047033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1112905380
Label
Desert notebooks : a road map for the end of time, Ben Ehrenreich
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Joshua Tree -- Las Vegas -- Epilogue: Landers
Control code
on1112905380
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9781640093539
Lccn
2019047033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1112905380

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