The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us

The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us

by Diane Ackerman

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Overview

Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award and the PEN New England Henry David Thoreau Prize.


A dazzling, inspiring tour through the ways that humans are working with nature to try to save the planet.

With her celebrated blend of scientific insight, clarity, and curiosity, Diane Ackerman explores our human capacity both for destruction and for invention as we shape the future of the planet Earth. Ackerman takes us to the mind-expanding frontiers of science, exploring the fact that the "natural" and the "human" now inescapably depend on one another, drawing from "fields as diverse as evolutionary robotics…nanotechnology, 3-D printing and biomimicry" (New York Times Book Review), with probing intelligence, a clear eye, and an ever-hopeful heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393351644
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/14/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 566,498
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Diane Ackerman has been the finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in addition to many other awards and recognitions for her work, which include the best-selling The Zookeeper's Wife and A Natural History of the Senses. She lives in Ithaca, New York.

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