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Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene

Dominick A. DellaSala, Michael I Goldstein
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en Limba Engleză Hardback – 15 Dec 2017
Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene presents a currency-based, global synthesis cataloguing the impact of humanity’s global ecological footprint. Covering a multitude of aspects related to Climate Change, Biodiversity, Contaminants, Geological, Energy and Ethics, leading scientists provide foundational essays that enable researchers to define and scrutinize information, ideas, relationships, meanings and ideas within the Anthropocene concept. Questions widely debated among scientists, humanists, conservationists, politicians and others are included, providing discussion on when the Anthropocene began, what to call it, whether it should be considered an official geological epoch, whether it can be contained in time, and how it will affect future generations.
Although the idea that humanity has driven the planet into a new geological epoch has been around since the dawn of the 20th century, the term ‘Anthropocene’ was only first used by ecologist Eugene Stoermer in the 1980s, and hence popularized in its current meaning by atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen in 2000.


  • Presents comprehensive and systematic coverage of topics related to the Anthropocene, with a focus on the Geosciences and Environmental science
  • Includes point-counterpoint articles debating key aspects of the Anthropocene, giving users an even-handed navigation of this complex area
  • Provides historic, seminal papers and essays from leading scientists and philosophers who demonstrate changes in the Anthropocene concept over time
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780128096659
ISBN-10: 0128096659
Pagini: 2280
Dimensiuni: 216 x 276 mm
Greutate: 8.06 kg
Editura: ELSEVIER SCIENCE

Public țintă

Advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, research scientists working in all areas of geosciences and at its borders with other disciplines, university researchers.

Cuprins

Biodiversity Climate Change Contaminants Energy Geological Epochs Socioeconomics and Ethics