Timescales

The ongoing ecological crisis brings the longer timescales of the planet into view, a history that began without us and will long outlast us. William Connolly warns that to attribute disruptive forces only to human agency or to treat ...

Timescales

Humanists, scientists, and artists collaborate to address the disjunctive temporalities of ecological crisis In 2016, Antarctica’s Totten Glacier, formed some 34 million years ago, detached from its bedrock, melted from the bottom by warming ocean waters. For the editors of Timescales, this event captures the disjunctive temporalities of our era’s—the Anthropocene’s—ecological crises: the rapid and accelerating degradation of our planet’s life-supporting environment established slowly over millennia. They contend that, to represent and respond to these crises (i.e., climate change, rising sea levels, ocean acidification, species extinction, and biodiversity loss) requires reframing time itself, making more visible the relationship between past, present, and future, and between a human life span and the planet’s. Timescales’ collection of lively and thought-provoking essays puts oceanographers, geophysicists, geologists, and anthropologists into conversation with literary scholars, art historians, and archaeologists. Together forging new intellectual spaces, they explore the relationship between geological deep time and historical particularity, between ecological crises and cultural expression, between environmental policy and social constructions, between restoration ecology and future imaginaries, and between constructive pessimism and radical (and actionable) hope. Interspersed among these essays are three complementary “etudes,” in which artists describe experimental works that explore the various timescales of ecological crisis. Contributors: Jason Bell, Harvard Law School; Iemanjá Brown, College of Wooster; Beatriz Cortez, California State U, Northridge; Wai Chee Dimock, Yale U; Jane E. Dmochowski, U of Pennsylvania; David A. D. Evans, Yale U; Kate Farquhar; Marcia Ferguson, U of Pennsylvania; Ömür Harmanşah, U of Illinois at Chicago; Troy Herion; Mimi Lien; Mary Mattingly; Paul Mitchell, U of Pennsylvania; Frank Pavia, California Institute of Technology; Dan Rothenberg; Jennifer E. Telesca, Pratt Institute; Charles M. Tung, Seattle U.

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Timescales
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Bethany Wiggin, Carolyn Fornoff, Patricia Eunji Kim
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-05 - Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

Humanists, scientists, and artists collaborate to address the disjunctive temporalities of ecological crisis In 2016, Antarctica’s Totten Glacier, formed some 34 million years ago, detached from its bedrock, melted from the bottom by warming ocean waters. For the editors of Timescales, this event captures the disjunctive temporalities of our era’s—the
Timescales and Environmental Change
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Graham Chapman, Thackwray Driver
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-11-01 - Publisher: Routledge

Time is an unstated but ever present element in all debates about environmental change - and the subtext of many disagreements. Geomorphologists think in the context of millions of years, politicians in election terms, the media in decades, and the public ceases to worry about global warming with one bad
Volumes, Timescales, and Frequency of Magmatic Processes in the Earth’s Lithosphere – Part I and II
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Mattia Pistone, Benoit Taisne, Katherine Dobson
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-06-25 - Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

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Stratigraphy & Timescales
Language: en
Pages: 518
Authors: Mattia Pistone, Benoit Taisne, Katherine Dobson
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-01 - Publisher: Academic Press

Stratigraphy and Timescales covers current research across a wide range of stratigraphic disciplines, providing information on recent developments for the geoscientific research community. This fully commissioned review publication aims to foster and convey progress in stratigraphy, including geochronology, magnetostratigraphy, lithostratigraphy, event-stratigraphy, isotope stratigraphy, astrochronology, climatostratigraphy, seismic stratigraphy, biostratigraphy, ice core
An Introduction to Markov State Models and Their Application to Long Timescale Molecular Simulation
Language: en
Pages: 139
Authors: Gregory R. Bowman, Vijay S. Pande, Frank Noé
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-02 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

The aim of this book volume is to explain the importance of Markov state models to molecular simulation, how they work, and how they can be applied to a range of problems. The Markov state model (MSM) approach aims to address two key challenges of molecular simulation: 1) How to