Extraction to Extinction

Rethinking our Relationship with Earth's Natural Resources
by David Howe (Author)
Buy for $17.95 Excerpt

Tracing our environmental impact through time, David Howe demonstrates how humanity’s exploitation of Earth’s natural resources has pushed our planet to its limit and asks: What’s next for our depleted planet?

Everything we use started life in the earth, as a rock or a mineral vein, a layer of an ancient seabed, or perhaps the remains of a 400-million-year-old volcano. Humanity's ability to fashion nature to its own ends is by no means a new phenomenon—we have been inventing new ways to help ourselves to its bounty for tens of thousands of years. But today, we mine, quarry, pump, cut, blast, and crush Earth's resources at an unprecedented rate. We have become a dominant, even dangerous, force on the planet.

In Extraction to Extinction, David Howe traces our impact through time to unearth how our obsession with endlessly producing and throwing away more and more stuff could destroy our planet. But is there still time to turn it around? 

Format
EPUB
Protection
DRM Protected
Publication date
April 05, 2022
Publisher
ISBN
9781915089632
Paper ISBN
9781913393274
subscribe

About Us

About De Marque Work @ De Marque Contact Us Terms of Use Privacy Policy