A Really Nice Review of Earth in Human Hands in Astronomy Magazine!
Rarely is a science book profoundly informative, highly entertaining, and surprisingly filled with interesting tidbits as a memoir. Such is the case, however, from the new book Earth in Human Hands: Shaping Our Planet’s Future, by planetary scientist David Grinspoon…
…This is a book that any thinking person will have been glad to read. One could hardly ask for more from a well executed book on science.
Welcome to Terra Sapiens
Humans have been altering Earth for millennia, but only now are we wise to what we’re doing. How will we use that wisdom? (excerpt from EARTH IN HUMAN HANDS.)
Read the excerpt here.
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Earth in Human Hands: Shaping Our Planet’s Future by David Grinspoon
Who knew that taking an interplanetary, billion-year view on our environmental troubles could inspire such optimism? Grinspoon is a planetary scientist, and he thinks big — very big. He’s also hopeful that as we mature as a species, we will become ever better at preserving all species, controlling climate change and thinking about ourselves as part of one vast interconnected biosphere.
— Emma Marris
A Planet With Brains? The Peril And Potential Of Self-Aware Geological Change.
by David Grinspoon.
Read it here.
This Astrobiologist Feels Pretty Good About the Planet’s Future
CU Boulder adjunct professor David Grinspoon talks about climate change, environmental trends, and his new book, Earth in Human Hands.
Read the article here.
Earth, The Long View:
Emma Marris relishes a joyous vision of planetary stewardship over the long haul.
“Grinspoon’s writing is clear, informal and funny. He is clearly a book-lover as well as a fan of the cosmos, and he has mined vintage popular-science books as well as science fiction for exciting ideas and key quotes. The result can feel like a pub conversation with a well-read, quick mind.”
“…the vision of taking responsibility for Earth in a joyous and optimistic way is striking.”
Read the full review Here.