Second nature : scenes from a world remade

Title
Second nature : scenes from a world remade / Nathaniel Rich.
Author
Rich, Nathaniel, 1980-
Publication
  • New York : MCD / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021.
  • ©2021

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Description
288 pages; 22 cm
Contents
Introduction: Strange victory -- Crime scene. Dark waters ; The wasting ; Here come the warm jets -- Season of disbelief. Frankenstein in the lower ninth ; Chickens without their heads cut off ; Aspen saves the world -- As gods. Pigeon apocalypse. Bayou bonjour: Oil and water is the fabric of your town; Barataria; The forest machine ; The immortal jellyfish ; Green rabbit.
Call Number
JFD 21-875
ISBN
  • 9780374106034
  • 0374106037
LCCN
  • 2020049011
  • 40030507681
Author
Rich, Nathaniel, 1980- author.
Title
Second nature : scenes from a world remade / Nathaniel Rich.
Publisher
New York : MCD / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021.
Copyright Date
©2021
Edition
First edition.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Summary
"From the author of Losing Earth, a deeply reported and beautifully told exploration of how we live in a post-natural world"-- Provided by publisher.
Summary
We live at a time in which scientists race to reanimate extinct beasts, our most essential ecosystems require monumental engineering projects to survive, chicken breasts grow in test tubes, and multinational corporations conspire to poison the blood of every living creature. No rock, leaf, or cubic foot of air on Earth has escaped humanity's signature. The old distinctions--between natural and artificial, dystopia and utopia, science fiction and science fact--have blurred, losing all meaning. We inhabit an uncanny landscape of our own creation. In Second Nature, ordinary people make desperate efforts to preserve their humanity in a world that seems increasingly alien. Their stories--obsessive, intimate, and deeply reported--point the way to a new kind of environmental literature, in which dramatic narrative helps us to understand our place in a reality that resembles nothing human beings have known.
Other Standard Identifier
40030507681
Research Call Number
JFD 21-875
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