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By John W. Kress,Jeffrey K. Stine,Elizabeth Kolbert,Edward O. Wilson,Thomas E. Lovejoy

Explores the factors and implications of the Anthropocene, or Age of people, from a number of issues of view together with anthropological, medical, social, creative, and economic.

Although we arrived just recently in Earth's timeline, people are using significant adjustments to the planet's ecosystems. Even now, the fundamental specifications for human life--air, water, preserve, foodstuff, nature, and culture--are swiftly reworking the planet as billions of individuals compete for assets. those adjustments became so obvious on a worldwide scale that scientists think we live in a brand new bankruptcy in Earth's tale: the Anthropocene, or Age of people. Living within the Anthropocene: Earth within the Age of Humans is a crucial examine this period. The publication contextualizes the Anthropocene by way of providing paleontological, historic, and modern perspectives of numerous human results in the world. It discusses environmental and organic platforms which have been replaced and affected; the factors of the Anthropocene, akin to agricultural unfold, pollutants, and urbanization; how societies are responding and adapting to those adjustments; how those adjustments were represented in artwork, movie, tv, and literature; and eventually, bargains a glance towards the long run of the environment and our personal lives.

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