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Deep Time Reckoning by Vincent Ialenti

Deep Time Reckoning

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Deep Time Reckoning by Vincent Ialenti
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Sep 22, 2020 | ISBN 9780262539265

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Praise

“Imagine yourself as an ancestor of people living ten thousand or a hundred thousand years in the future. Ialenti focuses on these unfathomable timescales through the lens of radioactive waste and illuminates how readjusting our time horizon underlies our survival.” – Ruth DeFries, Denning Family University Professor of Sustainable Development, Columbia University; author of What Would Nature Do?

“Finland’s nuclear waste safety case project is one of the most extraordinarily large-minded human endeavors. Reading Deep Time Reckoning is, likewise, a mind-expanding experience. Both sober and open to wonder, Vincent Ialenti makes deep time tangible.” – David Farrier, author of Footprints: In Search of Future Fossils

“Ialenti captures a world of possibilities, a future that is not as gloomy as it looks to many. In a secularized world of short-term profit-making, Ialenti points to deep time, inviting the reader to explore alternative futures and timescales in order to plot a way out of our current ecological predicaments.” – Kate Brown, Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, MIT; author of Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future

Table Of Contents

SERIES FOREWORD vii
FOREWORD BY MARCIA BJORNERUD ix
PREFACE xiii
INTRODUCTION: EMBRACING DEEP TIME LEARNING 1
1 HOW TO RIDE ANALOGIES ACROSS DEEP TIME 45
2 HOW FAR FUTURE WORLDS SPROUT FROM SIMPLE
REPEATING PATTERNS 69
3 HOW TO ZOOM IN AND OUT ON DEEP TIME FROM
DIFFERENT ANGLES 93
4 HOW TO FACE DEEP TIME EXPERTISE’S MORTALITY 119
CONCLUSION: ESCAPING SHALLOW TIME DISCIPLINE 143
A DEEP TIME RECKONING LEXICON 157
NOTES 165
INDEX

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