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Author Ackerman, Diane, 1948-

Title The human age : the world shaped by us / Diane Ackerman.

Published London : Headline Publishing Group, 2014.
©2014.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  304.2 Ack    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 344 pages ; 25 cm
regular print
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-329) and index.
Contents I Welcome to the Anthropocene -- Apps for Apes 3 -- Wild Heart, Anthropocene Mind 8 -- Black Marble 15 -- Handmade Landscapes 20 -- A Dialect of Stone 29 -- Monkeying with the Weather 36 -- Gaia in a Temper 44 -- Brainstorming from Equator to Ice 50 -- Blue Revolution 59 -- II In the House of Stone and Light -- Asphalt Jungles 71 -- A Green Man in a Green Shade 79 -- House Plants? How Passé 86 -- Opportunity Warms 95 -- III Is Nature "Natural" Anymore? -- Is Nature "Natural" Anymore? 111 -- Slow-Motion Invaders 128 -- "They Had No Choice" 141 -- Paddling in the Gene Pool 149 -- For Love of a Snail 156 -- IV Nature, Pixilated -- An (Un)Natural Future of the Senses 171 -- Weighing in the Nanoscale 179 -- Nature, Pixilated 188 -- Interspecies Internet 201 -- Your Passion Flower Is Sexting You 205 -- When Robots Weep, Who Will Comfort Them? 208 -- Robots on a Date 226 -- Printing a Rocking Horse on Mars 232 -- V Our Bodies, Our Nature -- (3D-Printed) Ear He Lends Me 243 -- Cyborgs and Chimeras 253 -- DNA'S Secret Doormen 269 -- Meet My Maker, the Mad Molecule 287 -- Conclusion: Wild Heart, Anthropocene Mind(Revisited) 305.
Summary Award-winning nature writer Diane Ackerman confronts the fact that the human race is now the single dominant force of change on the planet. She takes us on an exciting journey to understand this bewildering new reality, introducing many of the people and ideas now creating - perhaps saving - the future.
Subject Human ecology.
Civilization -- History.
Human beings -- History.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
ISBN 9780755364992 (paperback)