The Anthropocene Reviewed: Essays on a Human-Centered Planet by John Green
- Assigned for Honors English 1 at Watauga High School
A deeply moving collection of personal essays from John Green, the #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All the Way Down.
“The Anthropocene Reviewed is the perfect book to read whenever you need a reminder of what it is to feel small and human, in the best possible way.” –San Francisco Chronicle
“Every page is full of insight. I loved it.” –Roman Mars, creator and host of 99% Invisible
The Anthropocene is the current geologic age, in which humans have profoundly reshaped the planet and its biodiversity. In this remarkable symphony of essays adapted and expanded from his groundbreaking podcast, bestselling author John Green reviews different facets of the human-centered planet on a five-star scale—from the QWERTY keyboard and sunsets to Canada geese and Penguins of Madagascar.
Funny, complex, and rich with detail, the reviews chart the contradictions of contemporary humanity. As a species, we are both far too powerful and not nearly powerful enough, a paradox that came into sharp focus as we faced a global pandemic that both separated us and bound us together.
John Green’s gift for storytelling shines throughout this masterful collection. The Anthropocene Reviewed is a open-hearted exploration of the paths we forge and an unironic celebration of falling in love with the world.