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The Anthropocene Reviewed

by John Green

Greenlit By: Knox

January 26, 2022

Knox Says

The Anthropocene Reviewed from John Green is this incredible convergence of fantastic writing, deeply thoughtful considerations, and strange waypoints into the fundamental questions of our time. I felt like this book was written specifically for me and I give that feeling five stars.


The Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human activity has profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversity. In this remarkable symphony of essays adapted and expanded from his ground-breaking, critically acclaimed podcast, John Green reviews different facets of the human-centered planet - from the QWERTY keyboard and Halley's Comet to Penguins of Madagascar - on a five-star scale.

Complex and rich with detail, the Anthropocene's reviews have been praised as 'observations that double as exercises in memoiristic empathy', with over 10 million lifetime downloads. John Green's gift for storytelling shines throughout this artfully curated collection about the shared human experience; it includes beloved essays along with six all-new pieces exclusive to the book.