The Human Age In her latest, Ackerman takes a hard look at the impact that humans have had on Earth and what might slow our inevitable extinction. With… The Human Age In her latest, Ackerman takes a hard look at the impact that humans have had on Earth and what might slow our inevitable extinction. With… 2014-09-10 Science W. W. Norton & Company
Book Review

The Human Age (2014)

THE HUMAN AGE Diane Ackerman
THE HUMAN AGE Diane Ackerman
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Sep 10, 2014; Writer: Diane Ackerman; Genre: Science; Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

In her latest, Ackerman takes a hard look at the impact that humans have had on Earth and what might slow our inevitable extinction. With a poet's soul and a journalist's precision, she makes plenty of thought-provoking — though occasionally disjointed — revelations. Her examinations of overpopulation, the energy crisis, and our dependence on technology make The Human Age both foreboding and inspirational. B

Originally posted Sep 03, 2014 Published in issue #1328 Order article reprints
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