A Politics for the Anthropocene

Book Report
The following books are available for you to select:
• After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene; Jedediah Purdy; Harvard University Press, 2015
• The Archipelago of Hope: Wisdom and Resilience from the Edge of Climate Change; Gleb Raygorodetsky; Pegasus Books; 2017
• The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History; Elizabeth Kolbert; Henry Holt & Company; 2014 These books differ substantively and stylistically, yet all provide unique insights into the changes that are 
taking place on earth.
In your report, please respond to the following questions:
• What is the author’s overall thesis? How does the author build a case for the thesis?
• What parts of the author’s argument do you find most convincing? What part do you find least 
• The books combine discussions of science and politics. How well does the author integrate these approaches? Is one more compelling than the other?
• If the author’s goal is to educate and motivate people, how effective is this format?
• Provide your overall impression of the book and add any additional comments you might have. 
The book report should be 3-4 pages in an 11 or 12 pt. font with 1.5 or 2.0 line spacing.




























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