Book ‘Second Nature’ by Nathaniel Rich

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Scenes from a World Remade
From Nathaniel Rich, author of Losing Earth, comes a beautifully told exploration of our post-natural world that points the way to a new mode of ecological writing. We live in a time when 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...
Publisher: Picador (March 22, 2022)  Pages: 304 pages  ISBN-10: 1250829690  ISBN-13: 978-1250829696  ASIN:‎ B088DQQMD4

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Nathaniel Rich is the author of Losing Earth: A Recent History, which received awards from the Society of Environmental Journalists and the American Institute of Physicists and was a finalist for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award; and the novels King ZenoOdds Against Tomorrow, and The Mayor’s Tongue. He is a writer at large for The New York Times Magazine and a regular contributor to The Atlantic, Harper’s, and The New York Review of Books. Rich lives in New Orleans. 

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