The Anthropocene: The Human Era and How It Shapes Our Planet

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For more than two decades, award-winning science and environmental journalist, Christian Schwägerl has researched how humans, nature, and technology interact. According to Paul Crutzen, we are now living in a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene, a time in which human dominance of Earth’s biological, chemical and geological processes is an undeniable reality, presenting us with a new role as planetary stewards.

This is a thoroughly researched, comprehensive overview of our planetary situation and outlook. Schwägerl off ers tools to create realistic solutions to our ecological crises, and shares his vision of a world that balances ecological sustainability, economic prosperity, political justice and cultural vibrancy.

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"This is a splendid introduction to the Anthropocene by one of its most eloquent celebrants." -- Diane Ackerman, author of The Human Age

..".authorative and engaging. Read, enjoy and recommend..." --Frank Oldfield, The Anthropocene Review

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Christian Schwagerl has been a political, science and environmental journalist for more than 20 years. He first studied biology at the University of Berlin, completing his Master of Science degree at the University of Reading. He is a past winner of the "Georg von Holtzbrinck Prize for Science Journalism," the IUCN-Reuters Media Awards for excellence in Environmental Reporting (Category Europe, together with Philip Bethge and Rafaela von Bredow) and the "Econsense Journalism Award "for sustainability.

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