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Footprints : in search of future fossils / David Farrier.

Farrier, David, (author.).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Sage Library System.

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1 current hold with 3 total copies.

Summary:

What will the world look like in ten thousand years--or ten million? What kinds of stories will be told about us? In Footprints: In Search of Future Fossils, the award-winning 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, Footprints 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, Footprints will not only alter how you think about the future; it will change how you see the world today. --from book jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker Richland Branch 304.2 .F246f 2020 (Text) 37814003252021 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 07/02/2020 Available -
Paisley Branch Library 304.2 FARRIER (Text) 37620000942476 New Adult Book None 04/28/2020 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library 304.2 FAR (Text) 33892006574298 NON-FICTION New/High Demand None 03/04/2020 Available -

Record details

  • 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.:
What will the world look like in ten thousand years--or ten million? What kinds of stories will be told about us? In Footprints: In Search of Future Fossils, the award-winning 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, Footprints 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, Footprints will not only alter how you think about the future; it will change how you see the world today. --from book 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.
Forecasting.

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