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Published: 22 March 2018

208 Pages | 45 black and white images


ISBN: 9780198792987

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Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction

Erle C. Ellis

Very Short Introductions

  • Describes the ways in which humanity has left its mark on the Earth, from pollution and the use of fossil fuels to mass extinctions
  • Offers an up to date synthesis of the science of the Anthropocene, drawing on the work of geologists, geographers, environmental scientists, archaeologists, and oceanographers to show how this is an issue at the heart of environmental politics
  • Considers key debates in the area, in particular where to locate the beginning of the Anthropocene in time, and whether it should be defined as a specific epoch on the Geological Timescale
  • Presents the Anthropocene more broadly as a new narrative forcing a radical revision of age-old questions concerning humans and our relationship with nature
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over nine million copies sold worldwide

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