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The Human Age
Author: Diane Ackerman

ISBN: 9780755365012
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 10 November 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.4 x 12.3 x 2.3
Description:
A beautifully-written, insightful and urgent enquiry into man's relationship with nature and our impact on the planet.

'Our relationship with nature has changed . . . radically, irreversibly, but by no means all for the bad. Our new epoch is laced with invention. Our mistakes are legion, but our talent is immeasurable.'

In The Human Age award-winning nature writer Diane Ackerman confronts the fact that the human race is now the single dominant force of change on the planet. Humans have 'subdued 75 per cent of the land surface, concocted a wizardry of industrial and medical marvels, strung lights all across the darkness'. We now collect the DNA of vanishing species in a 'frozen ark', equip orang-utans with iPads, create wearable technologies and synthetic species that might one day outsmart us. Ackerman takes us on an exciting journey to understand this bewildering new reality, introducing us to many of the people and ideas now creating - perhaps saving - the future.

The Human Age is a surprising, optimistic engagement with the dramatic transformations that have shaped, and continue to alter, ou...

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