Living in the Anthropocene: Earth in the Age of Humans

by John W. Kress (Editor)

Other authorsEdward O. Wilson (Afterword), Elizabeth Kolbert (Foreword), Thomas E. Lovejoy (Contributor), Jeffrey K. Stine (Editor)
Paperback, 2018


Smithsonian Books (2018), Edition: Reprint, 208 pages


A collection of thirty-two essays by leading thinkers across the disciplines. These essays explore the Anthropocene from scientific, anthropological, social, artistic, and economic points of view. They seek to understand the drivers of human-induced environmental change as well as how people and planetary systems are adapting to such change. Each writer offers invaluable insight into Earth's future as the Anthropocene accelerates.

User reviews

LibraryThing member GlennBell
This was a disappointing book. I was hoping for some serious scientific discussion about the Anthropocene Era. Instead I got a series of essays pontificating on the problems that are caused by the existence of humans. I am sure that there are some people interested in the essays but it is not me.




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