Encyclopedia Of The Anthropocene by Dominick A DellasalaEncyclopedia Of The Anthropocene by Dominick A Dellasala

Encyclopedia Of The Anthropocene

byDominick A DellasalaEditorMichael I Goldstein

Hardcover | November 27, 2017

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Encyclopedia of the Anthropocenepresents a currency-based, global synthesis cataloguing the impact of humanity's global ecological footprint. Covering a multitude of aspects related to Climate Change, Biodiversity, Contaminants, Geological, Energy and Ethics, leading scientists provide foundational essays that enable researchers to define and scrutinize information, ideas, relationships, meanings and ideas within the Anthropocene concept. Questions widely debated among scientists, humanists, conservationists, politicians and others are included, providing discussion on when the Anthropocene began, what to call it, whether it should be considered an official geological epoch, whether it can be contained in time, and how it will affect future generations.

Although the idea that humanity has driven the planet into a new geological epoch has been around since the dawn of the 20th century, the term Anthropocene' was only first used by ecologist Eugene Stoermer in the 1980s, and hence popularized in its current meaning by atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen in 2000.



  • Presents comprehensive and systematic coverage of topics related to the Anthropocene, with a focus on the Geosciences and Environmental science
  • Includes point-counterpoint articles debating key aspects of the Anthropocene, giving users an even-handed navigation of this complex area
  • Provides historic, seminal papers and essays from leading scientists and philosophers who demonstrate changes in the Anthropocene concept over time
Dominick A. DellaSala, Ph.D., is President and Chief Scientist of the Geos Institute (www.geosinstitute.org) in Ashland, Oregon. He served two terms as President of the Society for Conservation Biology, North America Section, and is a Courtesy Professor at Oregon State University. He is an internationally renowned author of over 200 te...
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Title:Encyclopedia Of The AnthropoceneFormat:HardcoverDimensions:2280 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:November 27, 2017Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128096659

ISBN - 13:9780128096659

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Biodiversity Climate Change Contaminants Energy Geological Epochs Socioeconomics and Ethics