A Bestiary of the Anthropocene | Maria Roszkowska, Nicolas Nova, Nicolas Maigret (EDS.)
A Bestiary of the Anthropocene presents us with a contemporary take on a medieval bestiary, with all of the strange, hybrid creatures you'd expect, but with a 21st Century twist.
This beautifully printed field guide is here to enable us to navigate this increasingly artificial and alien world we inhabit. New forms of life, tech/bio combinations, stalk these pages raising questions about what is real and was not, what is natural, and what synthetic? From coal mine canaries to rat bombs, cloud seeding to bacterial superbugs - this book seethes and froths with unexpected life.
As well as the descriptions that accompany each of the entries (catalogued into mineral, animal, plants, and miscellany), there are essays and observations on classification, artificiality, anthropogenic landscapes, and much more.