The Anthropocene Bookshelf – The List

Anchorage 7/14/16 – Here is a chronological list of the books on my Anthropocene Bookshelf. Other books certainly qualify, but the chronology at least indicates how the ideas have evolved:


1981 – The Re-enchantment of the World – Morris Berman

1995 – Reinventing Nature? Responses to Postmodern Deconstruction – Michel E. Soule and Gary Lease

1996 – The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinction – David Quammen

2003 – Monster of God: The Man-Eating Predator in the Jungles of History and the Mind – David Quammen

2010 – Beyond Naturalness: Rethinking Park and Wilderness Stewardship in an Era of Rapid Change – David N. Cole and Laurie Yung

2011 – Rat Island: Predators in Paradise and the World’s Greatest Wildlife Rescue – William Stolzenberg

2011 – Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World – Emma Marris

2011 (German) 2014 (English) – The Anthropocene (Menschenzeit): The Human Era and How It Shapes Our Planet – Christian Schwegerl

2013 – The Endangered Species Road Trip: A Summer’s Worth of Dingy Motels, Poison Oak, Ravenous Insects, and the Rarest Species in North America – Cameron MacDonald

2014 – The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us – Diane Ackerman

2016 – Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life – Edward O. Wilson




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