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.”
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Interview with the Denver Post about Earth in Human Hands and why, ultimately, the future may be bright. Read it here.
Grinspoon Weaves Culture Through A Timeline Of Momentous Scientific Events In ‘Earth In Human Hands’
With an erudite yet appealingly informal style that showcases his nimble mastery of this science, Grinspoon takes you on a deep-time tour through four types of Earth’s changes (aka catastrophes): random (like the great dust-inducing asteroid crash that wiped out the dinosaurs), biological (emerging of new species, dying off of others), inadvertent (unintended effects of industrialization) and intentional (doing something, or not, about those industrialization effects).
In our hyper-technical world, we need science communicators like Grinspoon who can translate buy cialis online canadian pharmacy their expertise into accessible explanations and interesting stories. …this book is timely not just for the planet’s environment but for the current political one. …This is one of the great strengths of “Earth in Human Hands”: Grinspoon’s ability to describe and explain momentous Earth and space events and discoveries, and then connect to their cultural and social influence; science as part of everyday life and our cultural history, not separate from it. …makes a vital contribution to one of the most important concerns of our time.
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Miles Traer from Generation Anthropocene is a smart guy and I always enjoy talking to him. He had read the book and he asked great questions. This is a good interview to give you a sense of what the book is about and how a deep-time view of the human experience can change our perspective, and perhaps help us to survive. Listen here.
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Quite honored to be among the fine group of authors chosen for Science Friday’s list of Best Books of 2016!
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