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The human age the world shaped by us

Ackerman, Diane 1948- (Author). Caruso, Barbara. (Narrator). Recorded Books, Inc. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781490632162
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource.
    remote
    access
    electronic resource
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, Inc. ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] OneClick Digital, 2014, [2014]

Content descriptions

General Note: Title from title screen.
Downloadable audio file.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Access restricted to subscribing institutions.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrated by Barbara Caruso.
Summary, etc.: 'Our relationship with nature has changed . . . radically, irreversibly, but by no means all for the bad. Our new epoch is laced with invention. Our mistakes are legion, but our talent is immeasurable.' Our finest literary interpreter of science and nature, Diane Ackerman is justly celebrated for her unique insight into the natural world and our place (for better and worse) in it. In this landmark book, she confronts the unprecedented fact that the human race is now the single dominant force of change on the planet. Humans have 'subdued 75 percent of the land surface, concocted a wizardry of industrial and medical marvels, strung lights all across the darkness.' We now collect the DNA of vanishing species in a 'frozen ark,' equip orangutans with iPads, create wearable technologies and synthetic species that might one day outsmart us. Ackerman takes us on an exciting journey to understand this bewildering new reality, introducing us to many of the people and ideas now creating'perhaps saving'our future. The Human Age is a beguiling, optimistic engagement with the earth-shaking changes now affecting every part of our lives and those of our fellow creatures'a wise book that will astound, delight, and inform intelligent life for a long time to come.
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Requires OneClick Digital Media Manager.
System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA.
Subject: SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects
Human ecology
Civilization -- History
Human beings -- History
Nature -- Effect of human beings on
Genre: Downloadable audio books.
Audiobooks.
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