Atlas de l'Antropocène - Deuxième édition actualisée et augmentée
“Atlas, in mythology, represents a giant capable of holding the Earth on his shoulders without being crushed. But when Gerard Mercator published what he decided to call an Atlas in 1538, the balance of power was completely reversed: an “Atlas” was a set of plates, printed on paper, something that one leafed through and that the cartographer held in his hand; it was no longer the Earth that one had on one’s back and that was crushing one, but the Earth that one dominated, that one possessed and that one mastered completely. Nearly five centuries later, the situation is reversed once again: an “Atlas” has been published that allows readers to understand why it is completely futile to claim to dominate, master, or possess the Earth, and that the only result of this crazy idea is to risk being crushed by the Earth that no one can carry on his shoulders. Bruno Latour Climate change, biodiversity erosion, demographic evolution, urbanisation, air pollution, soil deterioration, natural disasters, industrial accidents, health crises, social mobilisations, international summits… This is the first atlas to bring together all the data on the ecological crisis of our time.
- François Gemenne, Aleksandar Rankovic, Atelier de Cartographie de Sciences Po
- Les Presses de Science Po
- Language French
- Format24 x 21 cm