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The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date September 14, 2015
Pages 344
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393351644
ISBN-10 0393351645
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
Other format details sci/tech
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:

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.

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Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (December 17, 2014)
9781410474742 | details & prices | 553 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $31.99
About: Explores how human beings have become the dominant force shaping Earth's future by subduing three-quarters of the planet's surface, tinkering with nature, and altering the climate.
from W W Norton & Co Inc (September 10, 2014)
9780393240740 | details & prices | 344 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.42 lbs | List price $27.95
About: As Diane Ackerman writes in her brilliant new book, The Human Age, "our relationship with nature has changed…radically, irreversibly, but by no means all for the bad.
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Reprint edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (September 14, 2015)
9780393351644 | details & prices | 344 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $15.95
About: Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award and the PEN New England Henry David Thoreau Prize.
from Gardners Books (May 7, 2015)
9780755365012 | details & prices | 352 pages | List price $14.50
About: Human Age

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