Atlas de l'Anthropocène

Preface by Jan Zalasiewicz
Afterword by Bruno Latour
The Atlas of the Anthropocene
Preface by Jan Zalasiewicz, postface by Bruno Latour

« The mythological figure of Atlas represents a giant able to bear the weight of the Earth on his shoulders without it crushing him. But when, in 1538, Gérard Mercator published what he decided to call an Atlas, the power relation was completely inversed. An "Atlas" was a collection of maps, printed on paper, something that could be flipped through, something that a cartographer could hold in his hand. It was no longer the Earth carried on our back, with its weight bearing down upon us, but the Earth dominated by us, possessed and mastered by us. Nearly five hundred years later, the situation is once again inversed with the publication of an “Atlas” that allows readers to understand why it is completely futile to aim to dominate, master, or possess the Earth, and that the only result of this madness is the risk that we end up crushed by its unshoulderable weight.” Bruno Latour

Climate change, the collapse of biodiversity, demographic evolution, urbanization, atmospheric pollution, soil deterioration, natural disasters, industrial accidents, public health crises, social unrest and mobilization, international summits – this is the first atlas that brings together all the data available on the ecological crisis our world is facing.

Bruno Latour

Bruno Latour est sociologue et philosophe des sciences, professeur émérite à Sciences Po (Médialab). Il a reçu en 2013 le prix Holberg pour l'ensemble de son oeuvre. Parmi ses nombreux ouvrages, Politiques de la nature (La Découverte, 1999), Face à Gaïa (2015) et Où atterrir ? (2017), traitent directement des questions écologiques.


Contributions:

L'Enjeu mondial.
Guerres et conflits armés au XXIe siècle
Global issues
War and armed conflict in the 21st century
Benoît Pelopidas, Frédéric Ramel
Using illustrated and annotated overviews, along with maps, "Global issues" focuses on the major interpretations of war as we know it, whether in the decline in inter-state conflicts, the continual normalization of states of emergency, or the transformation of the forms and spaces of combat.



L'enjeu mondial. L'environnement
Global Issues. The environment
François Gemenne
A global overview of environmental issues raised by the new policies of the Earth by the best scholars in the field — philosophers, economists, sociologists, historians, engineers, political scientists and international relations experts.



Controverses climatiques, sciences et politique
Climate Controversies, Sciences and Politics
Jean-Michel Decroly, François Gemenne, Edwin Zaccai
How to created scientific controversies and who benefits from them? A book for everyone who wants to understand what's behind the climate change denial.









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Geopolitics : International Relations
Environment
Sustainable Development

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