The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us

Author: Diane Ackerman

Brand: W W Norton Co Inc

Edition: 1


  • W W Norton Co Inc

ISBN: 0393351645

Number Of Pages: 352

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Release Date: 2015-09-14


Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award and the PEN New England Henry David Thoreau Prize.

A dazzling, inspiring tour through the ways that humans are working with nature to try to save the planet.

With her celebrated blend of scientific insight, clarity, and curiosity, Diane Ackerman explores our human capacity both for destruction and for invention as we shape the future of the planet Earth. Ackerman takes us to the mind-expanding frontiers of science, exploring the fact that the "natural" and the "human" now inescapably depend on one another, drawing from "fields as diverse as evolutionary robotics…nanotechnology, 3-D printing and biomimicry" (New York Times Book Review), with probing intelligence, a clear eye, and an ever-hopeful heart.

EAN: 9780393351644

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