Highlights - David Farrier - Author of “Footprints: In Search of Future Fossils”

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"I think we have to recognize that we're having other impacts on biodiversity, not just eliminating it but also altering it - what it looks like, what constitutes it. I think recognizing that is vital, really. We've created a human planet, a planet that is increasingly organized to serve one particular species. And the rest of life has to work around that, but I feel that there are lessons to be learned in observing how the rest of life is doing that kind of work of adapting and learning to live on a human planet. Learning, I'd say, better than we are currently, to live sustainably on a human planet. Where we're going at the moment, the future does not look very good, and we need to adjust our course."

David Farrier's books include Footprints: In Search of Future Fossils (2020) and Anthropocene Poetics (2019). Footprints won the Royal Society of Literature’s Giles St. Aubyn award and has been translated into nine languages. He is Professor of Literature and the Environment at the University of Edinburgh.

Footprints: In Search of Future Fossils


Anthropocene Poetics



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