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

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

Label
The human age : the world shaped by us
Title
The human age
Title remainder
the world shaped by us
Statement of responsibility
Diane Ackerman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Ackerman is justly celebrated for her unique insight into the natural world and our place in it. In this landmark book, she confronts the unprecedented reality that one prodigiously intelligent and meddlesome creature, Homo sapiens, is now the dominant force 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 distinctive gift for making scientific discovery intelligible to the layperson,
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ackerman, Diane
Index
index present
LC call number
GF13
LC item number
.A35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human ecology
  • Civilization
  • Human beings
  • Nature
Label
The human age : the world shaped by us, Diane Ackerman
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 code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 344 pages
Isbn
9780393240740
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2014027691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The human age : the world shaped by us, Diane Ackerman
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 code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 344 pages
Isbn
9780393240740
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2014027691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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