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Gaia Vince spoke about her award-winning book Adventures in the Anthropocene with the Guardian’s Books Editor Claire Armistead.

The changes humans have made in recent decades have altered our world beyond anything it has experienced in its 4.5 billion-year history – we have become a force on a par with earth-shattering asteroids and planet-cloaking volcanoes. As a result, our planet is said to be crossing a geological boundary – from the Holocene into the Anthropocene, or Age of Man.

Gaia Vince decided to quit her job and travel the world at the start of this new age to explore what all these changes really mean – especially for the people living on the frontline. Alongside extraordinary, inspiring stories, Gaia’s journey charts how humanity's changes are reshaping our living planet, transforming our relationship with the natural world, and explores how we might engineer Earth for our future.

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