The Shock of the Anthropocene
The Shock of the Anthropocene: The Earth, History and Us. The Earth has entered a new epoch: the Anthropocene. What we are facing is not only an environmental crisis, but a geological revolution of human origin. In two centuries, our planet has tipped into a state unknown for millions of years. How did we get to this point? Refuting the convenient view of a "human species" that upset the Earth system, unaware of what it was doing, this book proposes the first critical history of the Anthropocene, shaking up many accepted ideas: about our supposedly recent "environmental awareness," about previous challenges to industrialism, about the manufacture of ignorance and consumerism, about so-called energy transitions, as well as about the role of the military in environmental destruction. In a dialogue between science and history, The Shock of the Anthropocene dissects a new theoretical buzzword and explores paths for living and acting politically in this rapidly developing geological epoch.

The Shock of the Anthropocene

SKU: 060682
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  • ISBN

    9781784785031
  • Authors

    Bonneuil, Christophe; Jean-baptiste Fressoz
  • Extent

    306
  • Format

    Paperback
  • Year

    2017
  • Publisher

    Verso Books

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