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The result is a landmark work that will be of interest to readers across the Social Sciences and Humanities as well as Geography and Environmental Studies.

Ways to Make a World: From Relational Materiality to Radical Asymmetry
Ways to make a world: From relational materiality to radical asymmetry
Introduction: Excesses of Life

‘Life is open to the universe and to itself’, as biologist Lynn Margulis and science writer Dorian Sagan pithily put it (1995: 199). One of the many forces that life is open and responsive to are the threats to its physical environments that are caused by that part of life itself which is the human species. That ‘we’ are transforming local ecosystems and impacting on terrestrial processes in ways that are deleterious to numerous other life forms has been one of the major environmental concerns of recent decades. Life may well be a geological force, but humans too function as earth ...

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