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This chapter examines the contributions of postcolonial ecologists such as Rob Nixon, Anna Tsing, and Dipesh Chakrabarty. Those ecologists are invited to absorb the findings of earth scientists such as Michael Benton and Clive Finlayson, who examine the sources of two extinction events: the near end of life itself 250 million years ago and the extinction of the Neanderthal 280,000 years ago. These explorations extend our grasp of the bumpiness of planetary processes such as climate, methane bursts, and volcanoes, and they underline how important it is for humanists to engage the earth sciences. Entangled humanism is one of the...

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