The Birth of the Anthropocene by Jeremy DaviesThe Birth of the Anthropocene by Jeremy Davies

The Birth of the Anthropocene

byJeremy Davies

Hardcover | May 24, 2016

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The world faces an environmental crisis unprecedented in human history. Carbon dioxide levels have reached heights not seen for three million years, and the greatest mass extinction since the time of the dinosaurs appears to be underway. Such far-reaching changes suggest something remarkable: the beginning of a new geological epoch. It has been called the Anthropocene.The Birth of the Anthropoceneshows how this epochal transformation puts the deep history of the planet at the heart of contemporary environmental politics. By opening a window onto geological time, the idea of the Anthropocene changes our understanding of present-day environmental destruction and injustice. Linking new developments in earth science to the insights of world historians, Jeremy Davies shows that as the Anthropocene epoch begins, politics and geology have become inextricably entwined.
Jeremy Daviesteaches in the School of English at the University of Leeds.
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Title:The Birth of the AnthropoceneFormat:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 8 × 6 × 1 inPublished:May 24, 2016Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0520289978

ISBN - 13:9780520289970

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“Jeremy Davies' concise, erudite and highly-engaging book, The Birth of the Anthropocene, will, I am sure, soon be regarded as one of the best introductions to this new and rapidly evolving field. All [readers] will certainly appreciate Davies' knack for making the complex comprehendible and the daunting manageable.”