Footprints by David Farrier audiobook

Footprints: In Search of Future Fossils

By David Farrier
Read by Mike Grady

Tantor Audio 9780374157333

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665202749

  • ISBN: 9781665202732

  • ISBN: 9781665202756

Runtime: 9.43 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Nature
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

What will the world look like in ten thousand years—or ten million? What kinds of stories will be told about us?

In Footprints: In Search of Future Fossils, the award-winning author David Farrier explores the traces we will leave for the very distant future. Modern civilization has created objects and landscapes with the potential to endure through deep time, whether it is plastic polluting the oceans and nuclear waste sealed within the earth or the 30 million miles of roads spanning the planet. Our carbon could linger in the atmosphere for 100,000 years, and the remains of our cities will still exist millions of years from now as a layer in the rock. These future fossils have the potential to reveal much about how we lived in the twenty-first century.

Crossing the boundaries of literature, art, and science, Footprints invites us to think about how we will be remembered in the myths and stories of our distant descendants. Traveling from the Baltic Sea to the Great Barrier Reef, and from an ice-core laboratory in Tasmania to Shanghai, one of the world's biggest cities, Farrier describes a world that is changing rapidly, with consequences beyond the scope of human understanding. As much a message of hope as a warning, Footprints will not only alter how you think about the future; it will change how you see the world today.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

[Grady] He reads with clarity and takes care to pronounce the book's scientific and technical terms. The tone and pace are even, making for an easy to understand narration of what can be a complicated subject. Booklist

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Author Bio: David Farrier

Author Bio: David Farrier

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Nature
Runtime: 9.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English