Touchstone Texts (Beginner)

Crutzen, Paul. “Geology of Mankind.” Nature 415, no. 6867 (2002): 23.

Davies, Jeremy. The Birth of the Anthropocene. Oakland, California: University of California Press, 2016.

Kolbert, Elizabeth. “Enter the Anthropocene—the Age of Man.” National Geographic (March 2011).

McNeill, J. R., and Peter Engelke. The Great Acceleration: An Environmental History of the Anthropocene since 1945. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press, 2016.

Rockström, Johan, Will Steffen, Kevin Noone, Åsa Persson, F. Stuart Chapin, Eric F. Lambin, Timothy M. Lenton, et al. “A Safe Operating Space for Humanity.” Nature 461, no. 7263 (2009): 472–75.

Vince, Gaia. Adventures in the Anthropocene: A Journey to the Heart of the Planet We Made. Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 2014.