The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us

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May 22, 2014

With her unique insight into the nat­ur­al world and our place in it, Diane Ack­er­man presents a new lit­er­ary inter­pre­ta­tion of sci­ence and nature. In con­trast to the many apoc­a­lyp­tic visions of cli­mate change and oth­er human sins against nature, The Human Age is a beguil­ing, opti­mistic engage­ment with the earth-shak­ing changes now affect­ing every part of our lives and those of our fel­low crea­tures, intro­duc­ing us to many of the peo­ple and ideas now cre­at­ing — per­haps sav­ing — our future.

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