Electricity transmission in the coming decades will require new types of supergrids to connect renewable sources of power to people’s homes, businesses and manufacturing bases. In this Discovery programme for BBC World Service, I look at the grids of the Anthropocene, and at different ways of transmitting electrons around.
GeoScientist, the magazine of the Geological Society of London, has reviewed my book. Geologist Jan Zalasiewicz gave it a generous review and pronounced it “highly recommended”, which is great praise from someone whose work I greatly admire!
Adventures In The Anthropocene is available in Canada from today in all good bookshops. David Suzuki says:
Our species has exploded into a new kind of force – one species able to alter the physical, chemical and biological properties of the planet on a geological scale. Gaia Vince’s important book provides the evolutionary, temporal and biophysical context to show with clarity the stunning speed and magnitude of the human footprint on the planet. She manages to inspire with hope while conveying a cry of urgency.
Barbara Kiser included a brief review of Adventures In The Anthropocene in the current issue of Nature magazine, writing that my “…broader discussions of the biological and Earth science are as cogent as [my] close reportage on innovators…” My book is available in bookstores and online.
My book got a mention in today’s copy of The Times, after a longer review in the Sunday Times last month. And it was listed in last Sunday’s Observer in the top 10 books about science and tech this month.
Also this week my article ‘Agenda for a new age’ appeared in Research Fortnight, and I chatted about my book on NewsTalk Radio Ireland. My book is available online and in bookshops.