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Home place : essays on ecology
Rowe, J. S., 1918-2004
Edmonton, Alberta : NeWest Press, 2002
Baker Berry GF511 .R69 2002
Time and a place : an environmental history of Prince Edward Island
edited by Edward MacDonald, Joshua MacFadyen and Irené Novaczek
Montréal ; McGill-Queen's University Press, 
Baker Berry GF13.3.C2 T56 2016
Human age : the world shaped by us
Ackerman, Diane, 1948- author
London : Headline Publishing Group, 2015
I. Welcome to the Anthropocene. Apps for Apes -- Wild Heart, Anthropocene Mind -- Black Marble -- Handmade Landscapes -- A Dialect of Stone -- Monkeying with the Weather -- Gaia in a Temper -- Brainstorming from Equator to Ice -- Blue Revolution.
Ackerman is justly celebrated for her unique insight into the natural world and our place in it. In this landmark book, she confronts the unprecedented reality that one prodigiously intelligent and meddlesome creature, Homo sapiens, is now the dominant force shaping the future of planet Earth. Humans have "subdued 75 percent of the land surface, concocted a wizardry of industrial and medical marvels, strung lights all across the darkness." We tinker with nature at every opportunity; we garden the planet with our preferred species of plants and animals, many of them invasive; and we have even altered the climate, threatening our own extinction. Yet we reckon with our own destructive capabilities in extraordinary acts of hope-filled creativity: we collect the DNA of vanishing species in a "frozen ark," equip orangutans with iPads, and create wearable technologies and synthetic species that might one day outsmart us.
Kresge Popular Science GF13 .A34 2015
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