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Adventures in the Anthropocene


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We are entering a new geological epoch -- the Anthropocene, or Age of Humans. Gaia Vince travelled the world to understand what this new age will mean for us, and future generations

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Gaia Vince is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in science, the environment, and social issues. She was awarded the 2015 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books, becoming the first solo female winner in the Prize's history. She has been an editor at Nature Climate Change, Nature and New Scientist. Her work has appeared in the Guardian, The Times, Science, Scientific American, the American Scholar, International New York Times, BBC online Australian Geographic and the Australian. She also devises and presents science documentaries for radio and television. She blogs at and tweets at @WanderingGaia.


A heroic and important work -- Bryan Appleyard * Sunday Times *
An excellent book... Vince writes with great freshness and vigour, and her stories are hard to stop reading * Daily Telegraph *
It holds a mirror up to humanity and says: look what you have done to the world, the only world you will ever have... in every sense a good book, as well as a compelling read * Guardian *
A masterpiece... a wondrous, remarkable, but heart-rending story * Ecologist *
A masterpiece... a wondrous, remarkable, but heart-rending story * Ecologist *
A story of optimism about how 10 billion people can in future live together and prosper... Fresh and unencumbered, Vince glides from ecology to economics, politics to philosophy, seeing it all through the people she meets * New Scientist *

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