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The Resource The birth of the Anthropocene, Jeremy Davies

The birth of the Anthropocene, Jeremy Davies

Label
The birth of the Anthropocene
Title
The birth of the Anthropocene
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Davies
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The world is facing an environmental crisis unprecedented in human history. Carbon dioxide levels have reached heights not seen for three million years, and the greatest mass extinction since the time of the dinosaurs appears to be underway. Such far-reaching changes suggest something remarkable: the beginning of a new geological epoch. It has been called the Anthropocene. The Birth of the Anthropocene shows how this epochal transformation puts the deep history of the planet at the heart of contemporary environmental politics. By opening a window onto geological time, the idea of the Anthropocene changes our understanding of present-day environmental despoliation and injustice. Jeremy Davies argues incisively that unequal relations between human societies must now be understood as ecological and geophysical forces that leave profound traces in the makeup of the planet. Linking new developments in earth science to the insights of world historians, Davies shows that as the Anthropocene epoch begins, politics and geology have become inextricably entwined"--Provided by publisher
Summary
A University of Leeds professor discusses how the environmental crises of the modern world are possibly establishing the foundation of a geological epoch called the Anthropocene, arguing that unequal relations between human societies can be understood as ecological and geophysical forces that leave indelible marks on the planet
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10495057
Cataloging source
CU-S/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davies, Jeremy
Dewey number
304.2
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Global environmental change
  • Nature
  • Environmental geology
  • Paleoecology
Target audience
adult
Label
The birth of the Anthropocene, Jeremy Davies
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Living in deep time -- Versions of the Anthropocene -- Geology of the future -- The rungs on the ladder -- An obituary for the Holocene -- Conclusion : not even past
Control code
000057089505
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780520289987
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015043076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)926061257
Label
The birth of the Anthropocene, Jeremy Davies
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Living in deep time -- Versions of the Anthropocene -- Geology of the future -- The rungs on the ladder -- An obituary for the Holocene -- Conclusion : not even past
Control code
000057089505
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780520289987
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015043076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)926061257

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