The Resource Timefulness : how thinking like a geologist can help save the world, Marcia Bjornerud

Timefulness : how thinking like a geologist can help save the world, Marcia Bjornerud

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Timefulness : how thinking like a geologist can help save the world
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Timefulness
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how thinking like a geologist can help save the world
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Marcia Bjornerud
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eng
Summary
Why an awareness of Earth's temporal rhythms is critical to our planetary survival. Few of us have any conception of the enormous timescales in our planet's long history, and this narrow perspective underlies many of the environmental problems we are creating for ourselves. The passage of nine days, which is how long a drop of water typically stays in Earth's atmosphere, is something we can easily grasp. But spans of hundreds of years--the time a molecule of carbon dioxide resides in the atmosphere--approach the limits of our comprehension. Our everyday lives are shaped by processes that vastly predate us, and our habits will in turn have consequences that will outlast us by generations. Timefulness reveals how knowing the rhythms of Earth's deep past and conceiving of time as a geologist does can give us the perspective we need for a more sustainable future. Marcia Bjornerud shows how geologists chart the planet's past, explaining how we can determine the pace of solid Earth processes such as mountain building and erosion and comparing them with the more unstable rhythms of the oceans and atmosphere. These overlapping rates of change in the Earth system--some fast, some slow--demand a poly-temporal worldview, one that Bjornerud calls "timefulness." She explains why timefulness is vital in the Anthropocene, this human epoch of accelerating planetary change, and proposes sensible solutions for building a more time-literate society. This compelling book presents a new way of thinking about our place in time, enabling us to make decisions on multigenerational timescales. The lifespan of Earth may seem unfathomable compared to the brevity of human existence, but this view of time denies our deep roots in Earth's history--and the magnitude of our effects on the planet
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A professor of geology and environmental studies explains why an awareness of Earth’s temporal rhythms is critical to our planetary survival and offers suggestions for how to create a more time-literate society
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Bjornerud, Marcia
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550
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Nature
  • Sustainability
  • Time perception
  • Human ecology
  • Geology, Stratigraphic
  • Geological time
  • Earth (Planet)
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adult
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how thinking like a geologist can help save the world
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Timefulness : how thinking like a geologist can help save the world, Marcia Bjornerud
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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23 cm.
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[vi], 208 pages
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9780691181202
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Timefulness : how thinking like a geologist can help save the world, Marcia Bjornerud
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
[vi], 208 pages
Isbn
9780691181202
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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regular print

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