The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green

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A deeply moving and insightful collection of personal essays from #1 bestselling author John Green.

The Anthropocene is the current geologic age, in which humans have profoundly reshaped the planet and its biodiversity. In this remarkable symphony of essays adapted and expanded from his groundbreaking podcast, bestselling author John Green reviews different facets of the human-centered planet on a five-star scale—from the QWERTY keyboard and sunsets to Canada geese and Penguins of Madagascar.

Funny, complex, and rich with detail, the reviews chart the contradictions of contemporary humanity. As a species, we are both far too powerful and not nearly powerful enough, a paradox that came into sharp focus as we faced a global pandemic that both separated us and bound us together.

John Green’s gift for storytelling shines throughout this masterful collection. The Anthropocene Reviewed is a open-hearted exploration of the paths we forge and an unironic celebration of falling in love with the world.

  • File Name:the-anthropocene-reviewed-by-john-green.epub
  • Original Title:The Anthropocene Reviewed
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  • Language:en-US
  • Identifier:9780525555223
  • Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
  • Date:2021-05-18
  • File Size:7.130 MB

Table of Content

  • 1. Cover
  • 2. Also by John Green
  • 3. Title Page
  • 4. Copyright
  • 5. Dedication
  • 6. Contents
  • 7. Introduction
  • 8. “You’ll Never Walk Alone”
  • 9. Humanity’s Temporal Range
  • 10. Halley’s Comet
  • 11. Our Capacity for Wonder
  • 12. Lascaux Cave Paintings
  • 13. Scratch ’n’ Sniff Stickers
  • 14. Diet Dr Pepper
  • 15. Velociraptors
  • 16. Canada Geese
  • 17. Teddy Bears
  • 18. The Hall of Presidents
  • 19. Air-Conditioning
  • 20. Staphylococcus Aureus
  • 21. The Internet
  • 22. Academic Decathlon
  • 23. Sunsets
  • 24. Jerzy Dudek’s Performance on May 25, 2005
  • 25. Penguins of Madagascar
  • 26. Piggly Wiggly
  • 27. The Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest
  • 28. CNN
  • 29. Harvey
  • 30. The Yips
  • 31. Auld Lang Syne
  • 32. Googling Strangers
  • 33. Indianapolis
  • 34. Kentucky Bluegrass
  • 35. The Indianapolis 500
  • 36. Monopoly
  • 37. Super Mario Kart
  • 38. Bonneville Salt Flats
  • 39. Hiroyuki Doi’s Circle Drawings
  • 40. Whispering
  • 41. Viral Meningitis
  • 42. Plague
  • 43. Wintry Mix
  • 44. The Hot Dogs of Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur
  • 45. The Notes App
  • 46. The Mountain Goats
  • 47. The QWERTY Keyboard
  • 48. The World’s Largest Ball of Paint
  • 49. Sycamore Trees
  • 50. “New Partner”
  • 51. Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance
  • 52. Postscript
  • 53. Acknowledgments
  • 54. Notes
  • 55. About the Author

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