Earth in Human Hands by David Grinspoon audiobook

Earth in Human Hands: Shaping Our Planet's Future

By David Grinspoon
Read by Dr. David Grinspoon

Grand Central Publishing 9781455589128
17.21 Hours 1
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NASA astrobiologist and renowned scientist Dr. David Grinspoon brings listeners an optimistic message about humanity’s future in the face of climate change. For the first time in Earth’s history, one species—humans—is knowingly altering our planet’s evolution, exerting increasing influence, and attempting stewardship. How we handle this juncture may very well determine the fate not just of our species, but of life, and the planet. Without minimizing the challenges of the next century, Grinspoon shows how the 10,000-year view is both essential and hopeful. Having spent his career studying the ways in which planets undergo catastrophic changes, he suggests that the present moment is not only one of peril, but also great potential. We need a new vision of the future, one in which we have embraced our role as planet-shapers, and learned to use our technological skills to enhance the survival prospects not just of humanity but of all life on Earth.

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Summary

NASA astrobiologist and renowned scientist Dr. David Grinspoon brings listeners an optimistic message about humanity’s future in the face of climate change.

For the first time in Earth’s history, one species—humans—is knowingly altering our planet’s evolution, exerting increasing influence, and attempting stewardship. How we handle this juncture may very well determine the fate not just of our species, but of life, and the planet. Without minimizing the challenges of the next century, Grinspoon shows how the 10,000-year view is both essential and hopeful. Having spent his career studying the ways in which planets undergo catastrophic changes, he suggests that the present moment is not only one of peril, but also great potential. We need a new vision of the future, one in which we have embraced our role as planet-shapers, and learned to use our technological skills to enhance the survival prospects not just of humanity but of all life on Earth.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“If you have family and friends here on Earth, read this book. The Earth is in our hands.” Bill Nye, New York Times bestselling author
“David Grinspoon’s books are always high-spirited, insightful, elegantly-written, and full of fascinations, but Earth in Human Hands is especially so, because he focuses on our home planet and exciting/dangerous new age.” Diane Ackerman, New York Times bestselling author
“A remarkable synthesis of natural history, planetary science, extinction histories, Earth’s climate, and the human effect on the world.” Forbes
“An optimistic and informative take on the future of Earth and humankind.” Publishers Weekly
“Grinspoon’s enthusiasm and natural curiosity shine throughout his writing and narration…His voice carries a wide-eyed tone as he discusses the conditions necessary for intelligent life to spring up on other planets.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Dr. David Grinspoon

Author Bio: Dr. David Grinspoon

Dr. David Grinspoon is an astrobiologist, award-winning science communicator, and prize-winning author. In 2013 he was appointed the inaugural chair of astrobiology at the Library of Congress. He is a frequent advisor to NASA on space exploration strategy and is on the team for the Curiosity Mars Rover. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Slate, Scientific American, Seed, Boston Globe, and the Los Angeles Times.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 17.21
Audience: Adult
Language: English