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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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Language
eng
Summary
With the historical perspective of The Song of the Dodo and the urgency of Al Gore s An Inconvenient Truth, a brilliant young environmental journalist argues that we must innovate and adapt to save planet Earth. 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. We have become unwitting gardeners of the Earth, not in control, but setting the conditions under which all of life flourishes or not. Truly, it s survival of the innovators. The Unnatural World chronicles a disparate band of unlikely heroes: an effervescent mad scientist who would fertilize the seas; a pigeon obsessive bent on bringing back the extinct; a low-level government functionary in China doing his best to clean up his city, and more. These scientists, billionaires, and ordinary people are all working toward saving the best home humanity is ever likely to have. What is the threat? It is us. In a time when a species dies out every ten minutes, when summers are getting hotter, winters colder, and oceans higher, some people still deny mankind s effect on the Earth. But all of our impacts on the planet have ushered in what qualifies as a new geologic epoch, thanks to global warming, mass extinction, and such technologies as nuclear weapons or plastics. The Unnatural World examines the world we have created and analyzes the glimmers of hope emerging from the efforts of incredible individuals seeking to change our future. Instead of a world without us, this history of the future shows how to become good gardeners, helping people thrive along with an abundance of plants, animals, all the exuberant profusion of life on Earth a better world with us. The current era of humans need not be the end of the world it s just the end of the world as we know it."
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Biello, David
Dewey number
304.2
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Human ecology
  • Nature and civilization
  • Global environmental change
  • Nature
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Global environmental change
  • Human ecology
  • Nature and civilization
  • Nature
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The unnatural world : the race to remake civilization in Earth's newest age, David Biello
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1650956
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781476743905
Lccn
2016018491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9781476743905
  • (OCoLC)953258110
Label
The unnatural world : the race to remake civilization in Earth's newest age, David Biello
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1650956
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781476743905
Lccn
2016018491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781476743905
  • (OCoLC)953258110

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