Readings about the Anthropocene

Readings suggested on this page come from project collaborators and people who have submitted seeds.

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Suggested Books


Adventures in the Anthropocene by Gaia Vince

The Human Age by Diane Ackerman

Bridge at the End of the World by Gus Speth

Blessed Unrest by Paul Hawken

Environmental Anthropology Engaging Ecotopia: Bioregionalism, Permaculture, and Ecovillages (studies in environmental anthropology and ethnobiology) by Joshua Lockyer and James R. Veteto

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Articles in the Popular Media


Varied Views (Dark, Light, in Between) of Earth’s Anthropocene Age, by Andrew Revkin

Anthropocene: New dates proposed for the Age of Man, by Rebecca Morelle

Welcome to the Anthropocene, The Economist

What is the Anthropocene, and are we in it?, by Joseph Stromberg

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Scientific articles

surreal-Illustrations-by igor-morski (8)

Crutzen, 2002: Geology of Mankind

Steffen et al,2015: The trajectory of the Anthropocene: The Great Acceleration

IGBP: Anthropocene

Latour, 2014: Agency at the time of the Anthropocene

Lewis and Maslin, 2015: Defining the Anthropocene

Biermann, 2014: The Anthropocene: A governance perspective

Barnosky and Hadly, 2014: Problem solving in the Anthropocene

Bennet et al, 2016: Bright spots: seeds of a good Anthropocene