What sort of cities have you lived in before?  What do you hope cities will offer in your lifetime?

After watching Anthropocene and listening to the discussion, the following books and resources can help you further explore opinions and opportunities for research.  If you don’t know which topics might be relevant, visit Oxford Bibliographies and search Anthropocene.  The results run the gamut from Conservative Biogeography to Common World Childhoods, Paleolimnology to Water Availability.  Whenever you are starting a new research topic, these bibliographies offer a short introduction explaining the leading arguments and variety of viewpoints.  Ask a librarian for help to “Find this resource”–sometimes the links break, but we can find another path.

Book jacketAnthropocene: A Very Short Introduction
Erle C. Ellis  (ebook)

Excellent linked list of further reading by topics




book jacketAfter nature: a politics for the anthropocene
Jedediah Purdy, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2015          Shanghai Library (China) Main Collection (GF75 .P87 2015 ) 




Learning to die in the Anthropocene: reflections on the end of a civilization   book jacket
Roy Scranton; San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books 2015





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Connectography: mapping the future of global civilization          Parag Khanna. New York : Random House 2016              Shanghai Library (China) Main Collection (GF47 .K43 2016 ) 




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Arts of living on a damaged planet: ghosts of the anthropocene
Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, Heather Swanson, Elaine Gan & Nils Bubandt editors; University of Minnesota Press 2017        Shanghai Library (China) Main Collection (GF75 .A65 2017 ) 

book jacketHumankind; Timothy Morton, London: Verso 2017          Shanghai Library (China) Main Collection (BD450 .M645 2017) 





Staying with the trouble: making kin in the Chthulucene  book jacket
Donna Jeanne Haraway. Durham: Duke University Press, 2016    Shanghai Library (China) Main Collection (QL85 .H369 2016 ) 




book jacketEaarth: making a life on a tough new planet
Bill McKibben; New York: Time Books, 2010                               Shanghai Library (China) Main Collection (QC981.8.C5 M3895 2010 ) 




The global cities reader
Neil Brenner & Roger Keil; London; Routledge 2006  Shanghai Library (China) Main Collection (HT119 .G64 2006 ) 

book jacketWe’re Doomed. Now What? essays on war and climate change                                                                                    Roy Scranton, 2018; Soho Press  Shanghai Library (China) Main Collection (CB428 .S425 2018 )




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Shanghai transforming: the changing physical, economic, social, and environmental conditions of a global metropolis
Iker Gil; Barcelona; Actar 2008                                                      Shanghai Library (China) Main Collection (NA1547.S5 S4837 2008 ) 


The urban imperative: towards competitive citiesbook jacket
Edward L Glaeser & Abha Joshi-Ghani editors; World Bank.; B.I.R.D.
New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press 2015

Shanghai Library (China) Main Collection (HT169.5 .U693 2015 ) 


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The Globalization and Environment Reader  (ebook)

Peter Newell and J. Timmons Roberts

Chichester: Wiley Blackwell 2017




book jacketPaul J. Crutzen: a pioneer on atmospheric chemistry and climate change in the anthropocene  (ebook)
Paul J. Crutzen & Hans Günter Brauch editors. Switzerland: Springer 2016






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Coping with global environmental change, disasters and security: threats, challenges, vulnerabilities and risks  (ebook)
Hans Günter Brauch; Berlin: Springer;  Berghof Foundation 2011






book jacketCities in transition: power, environment, society
Wowo Ding; Ad Graafland; Andong Lu editors
Rotterdam  2015

Shanghai Library (China) Main Collection (HT166 .C58 2015 )