Timefulness : how thinking like a geologist can help save the world / Marcia Bjornerud, with illustrations by Haley Hagerman.
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- ISBN: 069120263X
- ISBN: 9780691202631
- Physical Description: 210 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 22 cm
- Edition: First paperback edition, with discussion questions
- Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Pres, 2020.
Contents / Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-202) and index.
Prologue: The allure of timelessness -- A call for timefulness -- An atlas of time -- The pace of the earth -- Changes in the air -- Great accelerations -- Timefulness, utopian and scientific -- Epilogue -- Appendixes. 1. Simplified geologic timescale ; 2. Durations and rates of earth phenomena ; 3. Environmental crises in earth's history : causes and consequences.
"Few of us have any conception of the enormous timescales in our planet's long history, and this narrow perspective underlies many of the environmental problems we are creating. The lifespan of Earth can seem unfathomable compared to the brevity of human existence, but this view of time denies our deep roots in Earth’s history – and the magnitude of our effects on the planet. Timefulness reveals how knowing the rhythms of Earth’s deep past and conceiving of time as a geologist does can give us the perspective we need for a more sustainable future. Featuring illustrations by Haley Hagerman, this compelling book offers a new way of thinking about our place in time, showing how our everyday lives are shaped by processes that vastly predate us, and how our actions today will in turn have consequences that will outlast us by generations." -back cover.
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