The Shock of the Anthropocene: The Earth, History, and Us (Hardback)
  • The Shock of the Anthropocene: The Earth, History, and Us (Hardback)
zoom

The Shock of the Anthropocene: The Earth, History, and Us (Hardback)

(author), (author)
£16.99
Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 12/01/2016
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Scientists tell us that the Earth has entered a new epoch: the Anthropocene. We are not facing simply an environmental crisis, but a geological revolution of human origin. In two centuries, our planet has tipped into a state unknown for millions of years. How did we get to this point? Refuting the convenient view of a "human species" that upset the Earth system unaware of what it was doing, this book proposes a new account of modernity that shakes up many accepted ideas: on the supposedly recent date of "environmental awareness," on previous challenges to industrialism, on the manufacture of consumerism and the energy "transition," as well as on the role of the military in environmental destruction. Through a dialogue between science and history, the authors draw an ecological balance-sheet of a developmental model that has become unsustainable, and explore paths for living and acting politically in the Anthropocene.

Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 9781784780791
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 33 mm

You may also be interested in...

People & Permaculture Design
Added to basket
The Moth Snowstorm
Added to basket
Ecology or Catastrophe
Added to basket
Soil and Soul
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
No Destination
Added to basket
£17.99
Hardback
Peoplequake
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Walden
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
Back to the Garden
Added to basket
A Rough Ride to the Future
Added to basket
The Natural History of Selborne
Added to basket
The Revenge of Gaia
Added to basket
Cradle to Cradle
Added to basket
This Changes Everything
Added to basket
Green Philosophy
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Meat
Added to basket
£19.95
Paperback
Capitalism in the Web of Life
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.