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Second Nature

Second Nature

Scenes from a World Remade

by Nathaniel Rich
Hardback
Publication Date: 30/03/2021
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From the author of Losing Earth, a deeply reported and beautifully told exploration of our post-natural world.

We live at a time in which scientists race to reanimate extinct beasts, our most essential ecosystems require monumental engineering projects to survive, chicken breasts grow in test tubes, and multinational corporations conspire to poison the blood of every living creature. No rock, leaf, or cubic foot of air on Earth has escaped humanity's clumsy signature. The old distinctions--between natural and artificial, dystopia and utopia, science fiction and science fact--have blurred, losing all meaning. We inhabit an uncanny landscape of our own creation.

From Odds Against Tomorrow to Losing Earth to the film Dark Waters (adapted from the first chapter of this book), Nathaniel Rich's stories have come to define the way we think of contemporary ecological narrative. In Second Nature, he asks what it means to live in an era of terrible responsibility. The question is no longer, How do we return to the world that we've lost? It is, What world do we want to create in its place?

ISBN:
9780374106034
9780374106034
Category:
Climate change
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
30-03-2021
Language:
English
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
218.19x143.76x26.67mm
Weight:
0.42kg
Nathaniel Rich

Nathaniel Rich is the author of the novels Odds Against Tomorrow and The Mayor's Tongue. His short fiction has appeared in McSweeney's, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and VICE, among other publications.

He is a writer at large for The New York Times Magazine and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books and The Atlantic. Rich lives with his wife and son in New Orleans.

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