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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
Title
Timefulness
Title remainder
How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World
Statement of responsibility
Marcia Bjornerud
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Explains why an awareness of Earth's temporal rhythms is critical to planetary survival and offers suggestions for how to create a more time-literate society
  • "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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Bjornerud, Marcia
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Earth (Planet)
  • Nature
  • Sustainability
  • Geological time
  • Human ecology
  • Time perception
  • Geology, Stratigraphic
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Time perception
  • Human ecology
  • Geology, Stratigraphic
  • Geological time
  • Nature
  • Sustainability
  • Earth (Planet)
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Timefulness : How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World, Marcia Bjornerud
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-202) and index
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multicolored
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Contents
Prologue: The allure of timelessness -- A call for timefulness -- An atlas of time -- The pace of the earth -- Changes in the air -- Great accelerations -- Timefulness, utopian and scientific -- Epilogue -- Appendixes. 1. Simplified geologic timescale ; 2. Durations and rates of earth phenomena ; 3. Environmental crises in earth's history : causes and consequences
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9780691184531
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2018945515
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(OCoLC)1044733767
Label
Timefulness : How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World, Marcia Bjornerud
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-202) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The allure of timelessness -- A call for timefulness -- An atlas of time -- The pace of the earth -- Changes in the air -- Great accelerations -- Timefulness, utopian and scientific -- Epilogue -- Appendixes. 1. Simplified geologic timescale ; 2. Durations and rates of earth phenomena ; 3. Environmental crises in earth's history : causes and consequences
Control code
on1044733767
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (208 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691184531
Lccn
2018945515
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctvc60q6m
  • 65bb716a-1f6c-46ba-b40b-dade873d5003
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1044733767

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