Planetary Chronology

from Geo- to Atmo-

Human Nature
  1. Zalasiewicz, Jan & Waters, Colin & Williams, Mark & Summerhayes, C. The Anthropocene as a Geological Time Unit. Cambridge University Press, 2019. “Anthropogenic sediments are moved across the surface of the planet via artificial processes that may be contrasted with that of natural sediment-transport systems (described as gravity and aeolian/wind deposit). ..The artificial flux of anthropogenic materials follows no consistent natural pathway” (60)
  2. Arboleda, Martín. Planetary Mine: Territories of Extraction under Late Capitalism. London: Verso, 2020. “geography of extraction that emerges as the most genuine product of two distinct yet overlapping world-historical transformations: first, a new geography of late industrialization that is no longer circumscribed to the traditional heartland of capitalism (the west), and second, a quantum leap in the robotization and computerization of the labor process brought about by what I will term the fourth machine age” (4)
  3. Szeman, Imre, Wilson, Sheena, and Carlson, Adam. Petrocultures : Oil, Politics, and Culture. Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017. “Extractivist, capitalist production has resulted in what is now being referred to as the Anthropocene: human-induced climate change on such a scale and to such a degree that it can now be mapped within geological time.” (12)
  4. Mann, Geoff and Joel Wainwright. Climate Leviathan: A Political Theory of our Planetary Future. Londo: Verso, 2018. melting of glaciers is a permanent alteration of the time-keeper and recorder since pre-ice age (55)