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The good news is that humans are the God species, the creators and destroyers of life on earth. The bad news is that for the biosphere, the Age of Humans has been a catastrophe. Our domestication of the planet's surface to provide food and fuel for ourselves has displaced all competing species to the margins.. The Earth is now in the throes of its sixth mass extinction, the worst since the ecological calamity that wiped out dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Fortunately, there is more news: According to this breakthrough book by Royal Society Science Books Prize winner Mark Lynas, we can now identify the nine planetary boundaries that mark the ecological challenges of our time. The God Species constructively addresses the multiple crises that none of us can ignore. This is the first major release to grapple with the nuclear energy issues raised by the Fukashima reactor tsunami disaster. A grand new synthesis by a cutting-edge author.