The Anthropocene and the Humanities: From Climate Change to a New Age of Sustainability

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Yale University Press
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5.7 X 8.4 X 1.0 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author
Carolyn Merchant is professor emerita of environmental history, philosophy, and ethics at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author or editor of twelve books, including her landmark The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology and the Scientific Revolution.
"A remarkably clear and accessible study of multiple dimensions of the environmental crisis and their effects on the humanities."--J.R. McNeill, coauthor of The Great Acceleration: An Environmental History of the Anthropocene since 1945

"A text of great importance that investigates how science, technology, and the humanities can create a new and compelling awareness of human impact on earth."--Mary Evelyn Tucker, coauthor of Journey of the Universe

"Carolyn Merchant has written a pithy, well-rounded introduction to what the environmental humanities can offer in moving our planet toward an Age of Sustainability." --Edward Melillo, author of Strangers on Familiar Soil

"Carolyn Merchant provides a useful interdisciplinary primer on the supreme challenges of living responsibly in the era on continual climate change. Her tone is both analytical and personal, and she offers a vision for an ecologically just future."--Jacob Darwin Hamblin, author of Arming Mother Nature: the Birth of Catastrophic Environmentalism