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StatusIn Process
TitleFootprints : in search of future fossils / David Farrier.
AuthorFarrier, David, author.
Call No577.2 FAR
CollectionAdult 500-599
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LocationStatusCirc StatusCall No
WinamacIn ProcessIn Process577.2 FAR

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9780374157333 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 0374157332 (hardcover)
Personal Name Farrier, David, author.
Title Statement Footprints : in search of future fossils / David Farrier.
Varying Form of Title Foot prints.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2020]
Physical Description 320 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Content Type still image sti rdacontent.
Content Type text txt rdacontent.
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia.
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier.
Formatted Contents Note Introduction: 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. Author David Farrier explores the traces we will leave for the very distant future. Modern civilization has created objects and landscapes with the potential to endure through deep time, whether it is plastic polluting the oceans and nuclear waste sealed within the earth or the 30 million miles of roads spanning the planet. Our carbon could linger in the atmosphere for 100,000 years, and the remains of our cities will still exist millions of years from now as a layer in the rock. These future fossils have the potential to reveal much about how we lived in the twenty-first century. Crossing the boundaries of literature, art, and science, he invites us to think about how we will be remembered in the myths and stories of our distant descendants. Traveling from the Baltic Sea to the Great Barrier Reef, and from an ice-core laboratory in Tasmania to Shanghai, one of the world´s biggest cities, Farrier describes a world that is changing rapidly, with consequences beyond the scope of human understanding. As much a message of hope as a warning, this book will not only alter how you think about the future; it will change how you see the world today.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Climatic changes.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Fossils.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Carbon dioxide mitigation.
Location 577.2 FAR 31662001633874

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