• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us (Hardback)
  • The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us (Hardback)
zoom

The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us (Hardback)

(author)
£20.00
Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 11/09/2014
  • In stock online
  • Free UK delivery

Usually despatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

'Our relationship with nature has changed . . . radically, irreversibly, but by no means all for the bad. Our new epoch is laced with invention. Our mistakes are legion, but our talent is immeasurable.'

In The Human Age award-winning nature writer Diane Ackerman confronts the fact that the human race is now the single dominant force of change on the planet. Humans have 'subdued 75 per cent of the land surface, concocted a wizardry of industrial and medical marvels, strung lights all across the darkness'. We now collect the DNA of vanishing species in a 'frozen ark', equip orang-utans with iPads, create wearable technologies and synthetic species that might one day outsmart us. Ackerman takes us on an exciting journey to understand this bewildering new reality, introducing us to many of the people and ideas now creating - perhaps saving - the future.

The Human Age is a surprising, optimistic engagement with the dramatic transformations that have shaped, and continue to alter, our world, our relationship with nature and our prospects for the future. Diane Ackerman is one of our most lyrical, insightful and compelling writers on the natural world and The Human Age is a landmark book.

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780755364985
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 592 g
Dimensions: 235 x 160 x 33 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Added to basket
Sapiens
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
In Defence of Dogs
Added to basket
The Quantum Universe
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Brain That Changes Itself
Added to basket
The Grand Design
Added to basket
A Briefer History of Time
Added to basket
Alex's Adventures in Numberland
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog
Added to basket
Bad Science
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Cosmos
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Periodic Tales
Added to basket
The Signal and the Noise
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
The Magic of Reality
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
In Search Of Schrodinger's Cat
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.