Living with the Anthropocene

Cameron Muir (Editor); Kirsten Wehner (Editor); Jenny Newell (Editor)

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Australia--and the world--is changing. On the Great Barrier Reef corals bleach white; across the inland farmers struggle with declining rainfall; birds and insects disappear from our gardens and plastic waste chokes our shores. The 2019-20 summer saw bushfires ravage the country like never before and young and old alike are rightly anxious. Human activity is transforming the places we live in and love. In this extraordinarily powerful and moving book, some of Australia's best-known writers and thinkers--as well as ecologists, walkers, farmers, historians, ornithologists, artists, and community activists--come together to reflect on what it is like to be alive during an ecological crisis. They build a picture of a collective endeavour towards a culture of care, respect, and attention as the physical world changes around us. How do we hold onto hope? Personal and urgent, this is a literary anthology for our age, the age of humans. Contributors include: Michael Adams, Nadia Bailey, Saskia Beudel, Tony Birch, James Bradley, Jo Chandler, Adrienne Corradini, Sophie Cunningham, John Dargavel, Penny Dunstan, Delia Falconer, Laura Fisher, Suzy Freeman-Greene, and Andrea Gayn.

ISBN: 9781742236889
Publication Date: 01-Oct-2020
Publisher: NewSouth Publishing