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Footprints : in search of future fossils / David Farrier.

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  • ISBN: 9780374157333
  • ISBN: 0374157332
  • Physical Description: 307 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-303).
Formatted Contents Note:
Traces of a haunted future -- The insatiable road -- Thin cities -- The bottle as hero -- The library of Babel -- Medusa's gaze -- The moment under the moment -- Where there should be something, there is nothing -- The little god -- Seeing the new world.
Summary, etc.:
The author surveys the traces we will leave for peoples in the very distant future. He shows that modern civilization has created objects and landscapes with the potential to endure through deep time, including the plastic polluting the oceans, the nuclear waste entombed within the earth, and the thirty million miles of paved roads spanning the planet. This is his meditation on climate change and the Anthropocene, and an urgent search for fossils--industrial, chemical, geological--that humans are leaving behind. -- adapted from inside front dust jacket.
Subject: Human ecology.
Climatic changes > Effect of human beings on.
Nature > Effect of human beings on.
Geology, Stratigraphic > Anthropocene.
Human geography.
History, Modern.
Civilization, Modern.
Future, The.
NATURE / Ecology.
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection.
TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues.
Civilization, Modern.
Climatic changes > Effect of human beings on.
Future, The.
Geology, Stratigraphic.
History, Modern.
Human ecology.
Human geography.
Nature > Effect of human beings on.