The Resource Terraforming : ecopolitical transformations and environmentalism in science fiction, Chris Pak

Terraforming : ecopolitical transformations and environmentalism in science fiction, Chris Pak

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Terraforming : ecopolitical transformations and environmentalism in science fiction
Title
Terraforming
Title remainder
ecopolitical transformations and environmentalism in science fiction
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Chris Pak
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Language
eng
Summary
Terraforming is the process of making other worlds habitable for human life. Its counterpart on Earth - geoengineering - is receiving serious consideration as a way to address climate change. Contemporary environmental awareness and our understanding of climate change is influenced by science fiction, and terraforming in particular has offered scientists, philosophers, and others a motif for thinking in complex ways about our impact on planetary environments. This book asks how science fiction has imagined how we shape both our world and other planets and how stories of terraforming reflect on science, society and environmentalism. It traces the growth of the motif of terraforming in science fiction from H.G. Wells's The War of the Worlds (1898) to James Cameron's blockbuster Avatar (2009), in stories by such writers as Olaf Stapledon, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Frank Herbert, Ursula K. Le Guin, Ernest Callenbach, Pamela Sargent, Frederick Turner and Kim Stanley Robinson. It argues for terraforming as a nexus for environmental philosophy, the pastoral, ecology, the Gaia hypothesis, and the politics of colonisation and habitation. Amidst contemporary anxieties about climate change, terraforming offers an important vantage from which to consider the ways humankind shapes and is shaped by their world
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MAC
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Pak, Chris
Index
index present
LC call number
Q125
LC item number
.P34 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Series statement
Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies
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  • Science and state
  • Science fiction
  • Planets
  • Environmentalism
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Environmentalism
  • Planets
  • Science and state
  • Science fiction
Target audience
adult
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Terraforming : ecopolitical transformations and environmentalism in science fiction, Chris Pak
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : terraforming : engineering imaginary environments -- Landscaping nature's otherness in pre-1960s terraforming and proto-Gaian stories -- The American pastoral and the conquest of space -- Ecology and environmental awareness in 1960s-1970s -- Edging towards an eco-cosmopolitan vision -- Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy -- Conclusion
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1 online resource (256 pages).
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online
Isbn
9781781384442
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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9781781384541
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unknown
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unknown
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1gp02qp
System control number
  • (OCoLC)945437604
  • (OCoLC)ocn945437604
Label
Terraforming : ecopolitical transformations and environmentalism in science fiction, Chris Pak
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : terraforming : engineering imaginary environments -- Landscaping nature's otherness in pre-1960s terraforming and proto-Gaian stories -- The American pastoral and the conquest of space -- Ecology and environmental awareness in 1960s-1970s -- Edging towards an eco-cosmopolitan vision -- Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy -- Conclusion
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (256 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781384442
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9781781384541
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1gp02qp
System control number
  • (OCoLC)945437604
  • (OCoLC)ocn945437604

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