Earth in Human Hands: Shaping Our Planet's Future

Earth in Human Hands: Shaping Our Planet's Future

by David Grinspoon


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455589128
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 12/06/2016
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 674,044
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

David Grinspoon is an astrobiologist, award-winning science communicator, and prize-winning author. In 2013 he was appointed the inaugural Chair of Astrobiology at the Library of Congress. He is a frequent advisor to NASA on space exploration strategy, and is on the team for the Curiosity Mars Rover. Grinspoon's writing has appeared in the New York Times, Slate, Scientific American, Seed, Boston Globe, and the Los Angeles Times.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 Listening to the Planets 1

2 Can a Planet Be Alive? 57

3 Monkey with the World 82

4 Planetary Changes of the Fourth Kind 143

5 Terra Sapiens 206

6 Intelligent Worlds in the Universe 279

7 Finding Our Voice 352

8 Embracing the Human Planet 405

Notes 481

Acknowledgments 503

Art Credits 507

Index 509

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