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The Resource Desert notebooks : a road map for the end of time, Ben Ehrenreich

Desert notebooks : a road map for the end of time, Ben Ehrenreich

Label
Desert notebooks : a road map for the end of time
Title
Desert notebooks
Title remainder
a road map for the end of time
Statement of responsibility
Ben Ehrenreich
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A book about the literal and figurative end of time and what that means for us as conscious beings, Desert Notebooks looks at how both the unprecedented pace of destruction to our environment and our increasingly unstable global socio-political institutions have led to an existential crisis orders of magnitude greater than any humankind has confronted before. As inhabitants of the Anthropocene what might some of our own histories tell us about how to grapple with apocalypse? And how might the geologies and ecologies of desert spaces inform how we see and act towards time? Employing an elegant, discursive style that interweaves memoir with science writing, creation myths, and history, National Magazine Award winner and The Nation columnist Ben Ehrenreich uses the desolate landscape of the American desert -the main locales for the book are Joshua Tree and Las Vegas- as a springboard to examine how we formulate our concepts of time and what it means to confront the looming apocalypse. Desert Notebooks is a moving confrontation with Deep Time and a meditation on landscape in the face of climate change. Faced with an uncertain future, Ehrenreich argues there is comfort in reflecting on the role we humans have played in our own demise in the past. The difference is that this time the clock may finally be running out for good"--provided by publisher
  • "Desert Notebooks examines how the unprecedented pace of destruction to our environment and an increasingly unstable geopolitical landscape have led us to the brink of a calamity greater than any humankind has confronted before. As inhabitants of the Anthropocene, what might some of our own histories tell us about how to confront apocalypse? And how might the geologies and ecologies of desert spaces inform how we see and act toward time-the pasts we have erased and paved over, this anxious present, the future we have no choice but to build? Ehrenreich draws on the stark grandeur of the desert to ask how we might reckon with the uncertainty that surrounds us and fight off the crises that have already begun. In the canyons and oases of the Mojave and in Las Vegas's neon apocalypse, Ehrenreich finds beauty, and even hope, surging up in the most unlikely places, from the most barren rocks, and the apparent emptiness of the sky"--provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ehrenreich, Ben
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Desert ecology
  • Climatic changes
  • Nature
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Arid regions climate
  • Desert ecology
Target audience
adult
Label
Desert notebooks : a road map for the end of time, Ben Ehrenreich
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one : Joshua Tree -- Part two : Las Vegas -- Epilogue : Landers
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9781640094710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1200306742
  • (OCoLC)1200306742
  • 2127838
Label
Desert notebooks : a road map for the end of time, Ben Ehrenreich
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one : Joshua Tree -- Part two : Las Vegas -- Epilogue : Landers
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9781640094710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1200306742
  • (OCoLC)1200306742
  • 2127838

Library Locations

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