Timefulness

how thinking like a geologist can help save the world
  • 208 Pages
  • 1.37 MB
  • 4828 Downloads
  • English
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Sustainability, Nature, Geological time, Human ecology, Time perception, Stratigraphic Geology, Effect of human bein
StatementMarcia Bjornerud
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGF98 .B56 2018
The Physical Object
Pagination208 pages
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26978193M
ISBN 100691181209
ISBN 139780691181202
LC Control Number2018945515
OCLC/WorldCa1028521665

Timefulness is one of the best science books I have ever read.” ―James Lawrence Powell, author of Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth “This succinct and engaging book covers the history of Earth from its birth some billion years ago to Cited by: 2.

Timefulness reveals how knowing the rhythms of Earth’s deep past and conceiving of time as a geologist does can give us the perspective we need for a more sustainable future. When I started this book, I was hoping for & expecting something in the vein of a political, philosophical treatise: a book-length argument about our society’s time illiteracy, or temporal dysmorphia, and how that foundational, collective misunderstanding Timefulness book us and can be changed.

This book was not quite that, but it was still very good/5. Timefulness reveals how knowing the rhythms of Earth's deep past and conceiving of time as Timefulness book geologist does can give us the perspective we need for a more sustainable : Princeton University Press.

This is a book of science, told so a layman can understand it, and told without passion or drum beating; but told firmly and in a "grandmotherly" way, as to consequences and impact of our disregard for the consequences of our "mastery" of the environment/5().

The new book is more political than its predecessor, but equally grounded in the serenity of contemplating data through the lens of Deep Time. Whereas “Reading the Rocks” was about the awesome insights of Earth science, Timefulness is about the relevant insights of Earth science to society.

If we don’t know our deep history, Bjornerud. ‘Timefulness’ Review: Thinking in Eons With mindfulness, the goal is to focus on the present. With timefulness, it’s to see the present as a tiny detail in a complex grand sum.

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The author's cadence and the illustrator's aforementioned figures made me feel as though I was having a glass of wine with a friend who was explaining geologic history while sketching on a s: Geologist Marcia Bjornerud’s latest book, Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World, can easily capture your inner philosopher, scientist, activist, and writer.

When I received this book from Princeton University Press, I was immediately intrigued by the book’s cover. Timefulness How Thinking Like A Geologist Can Help Save the World (Book): Bjornerud, Marcia: Explains why an awareness of Earth's temporal rhythms is critical to planetary survival and offers suggestions for how to create a more time-literate society."Why an awareness of Earth's temporal rhythms is critical to our planetary survival: Few of us have any conception of the enormous.

Featuring illustrations by Haley Hagerman, this compelling book offers a new way of thinking about our place in time, showing how our everyday lives are 5/5(2). Timefulness reveals how knowing the rhythms of Earth’s deep past and conceiving of time as a geologist does can give us the perspective we need for a more sustainable future/5(5).

She explains why timefulness is vital in the Anthropocene, this human epoch of accelerating planetary change, and proposes sensible solutions for building a more time-literate compelling book presents a new way of thinking about our place in time, enabling us to make decisions on multigenerational timescales.

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Earth, according to Marcia Bjornerud, is proportionally analogous to a peach. The pit is the core; the fruit is the mantle; the skin.

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What can we learn about ourselves by looking at rocks. In her latest book, Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World, Lawrence University geology professor and frequent New Yorker contributing writer Marcia Bjornerud provides a fresh perspective on the relationship between humans and natural history.

Riffing off the current trend of mindfulness, Bjornerud’s. She explains why timefulness is vital in the Anthropocene, this human epoch of accelerating planetary change, and proposes sensible solutions for building a more time-literate society.

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Narrated by Tanya Eby. Get instant access to all your favorite books. No monthly commitment. Listen online or offline with Android, iOS, web, Chromecast, and Google Assistant. Try Google Play Audiobooks today. She is the author of Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World, Reading the Rocks: The Autobiography of the Earth and is a contributing writer to the New Yorker’s Annals of Technology blog.

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“Rates of technological progress far outstrip the rate at which human wisdom matures (in the same way that environmental changes outpace evolutionary adaptation in mass extinction events).”. She explains why timefulness is vital in the Anthropocene, this human epoch of accelerating planetary change, and proposes sensible solutions for building a more time-literate compelling book presents a new way of thinking about our place in time, enabling us to make decisions on multigenerational timescales.

She explains why timefulness is vital in the Anthropocene, this human epoch of accelerating planetary change, and proposes sensible solutions for building a more time-literate society. This compelling book presents a new way of thinking about our place in time, enabling us to make decisions on multigenerational : Princeton University Press.Timefulness is a book I'll be rereading for some time to come.

I'm just about finished reading it and have loved every single paragraph. The author uses concrete vivid examples to make her points and knows her subject.

Geology is one of the few sciences that is relatively accessible, intellectually to the lay person, but, as Bjornerud Reviews:   Something strikingly similar happens in geologist Marcia Bjornerud’s new book Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World (, Princeton University Press).

In a different kind of desert halfway across the world, on the Arctic archipelago Svalbard, Bjornerud recalls a research trip as a graduate student.