The Resource The human age : the world shaped by us, Diane Ackerman

The human age : the world shaped by us, Diane Ackerman

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The human age : the world shaped by us
Title
The human age
Title remainder
the world shaped by us
Statement of responsibility
Diane Ackerman
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Diane Ackerman confronts the unprecedented reality that one prodigiously intelligent and meddlesome creature, Homo sapiens, is 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 gift for making scientific discovery intelligible to the layperson, Ackerman takes us on an exhilarating journey through our new reality, introducing many of the people and ideas now creating, perhaps saving, our future and that of our fellow creatures.--
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Summary
Explores how human beings have become the dominant force shaping Earth's future by subduing three-quarters of the planet's surface, tinkering with nature, and altering the climate
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Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2014.
  • National Outdoor Book Award for Natural History Literature, 2015.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2014
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10351837
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DLC
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1948-
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Ackerman, Diane
Dewey number
304.2
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print nonfiction
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  • Human ecology
  • Civilization
  • Human beings
  • Nature
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
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the world shaped by us
Label
The human age : the world shaped by us, Diane Ackerman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
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)
Control code
ocn889738822
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
553 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410474742
Lccn
2014033635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)889738822
Label
The human age : the world shaped by us, Diane Ackerman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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)
Control code
ocn889738822
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
553 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410474742
Lccn
2014033635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)889738822

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