Adventures in the Anthropocene: A Journey to the Heart of by Gaia Vince

By Gaia Vince

We know our planet is in concern, and that it's mostly our fault. yet all too frequently the complete photo of swap is obstructed via dense information units and specific catastrophes. being affected by this obscurity in her position as an editor at Nature, Gaia Vince determined to trip the realm and notice for herself what existence is de facto like for individuals at the frontline of this new truth. What she chanced on was once a host humans doing the main awesome things.

During her trip she reveals a guy who's making synthetic glaciers in Nepal in addition to someone who's portray mountains white to draw snow fall; take the electrified reefs of the Maldives; or the fellow who's making islands out of garbage within the Caribbean. those are traditional those who are fixing serious crises in loopy, inventive, powerful methods. whereas Vince doesn't mince phrases in regards to the demanding place our species is in, those really good tales, mixed with the hot technology that underpins Gaia's services and learn, make for a persuasive, illuminating — and surprisingly hopeful — learn on what the Anthropocene capacity for our destiny.

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Reiterating and strengthening the case is that these are elements that are not otherwise found together, in either biblical or extra-biblical literature. This further reduces the likelihood of their appearance in both texts as being due merely to coincidence. 52 47 R. H. O’Connell, “Isaiah XIV 4b–23: Ironic Reversal through Concentric Structure and Mythic Allusion,” VT 38 (1988): 407–18, here 416. , 414–15. 49 A more influential explanation of Isa 14 is that it refers to the ignominious death of Sargon II in battle (thus H.

J. Parker, “At the Edge of Empire: Conceptualizing Assyria’s Anatolian Frontier ca. 700 BC,” JAA 21 (2002): 371–95. 7 On Assyrian policy in its western territories see A. M. Bagg, “Palestine under Assyrian Rule: A New Look at the Assyrian Imperial Policy in the West,” JAOS 133 (2013): 119–44; A. ,” in Congress Volume Helsinki 2010 (ed. M. Nissinen; VTSup 148; Leiden: Brill, 2012), 21–60; idem, “Shared Fates: Gaza and Ekron as Examples for the Assyrian Religious Policy in the West,” in Iconoclasm and Text Destruction in the Ancient Near East and Beyond (ed.

Thompson, Terror of the Radiance: Aššur Covenant to YHWH Covenant [OBO 258; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2013]). 9 Berlejung argues compellingly that there was no policy of “assyrianization” in vassal states and that when assimilation of Assyrian culture did occur it was both voluntary and less extensive than generally supposed (Berlejung, “The Assyrians in the West,” 23, 32; idem, “Shared Fates,” 162–66). A number of scholars also argue that exposure to Assyrian material culture was through second- and third-hand (and beyond) contacts rather than original Assyrian materials (P.

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