We live in head-spinning times. One the one hand there is the daily diet of news stories suggesting that human beings have become exceptionally powerful and destructive: we’re warming the oceans, melting the ice sheets, and driving countless other species into extinction. Given the extent of such anthropogenic changes, some scientists argue we’ve entered a
Timothy James LeCain
Timothy James LeCain is the author of The Matter of History: How Things Create the Past, which develops a new theory and method emphasizing the role of non-human things in shaping history. His first book, Mass Destruction, won the 2010 best book prize from the American Society for Environmental History. He is Professor of History at Montana State University in the United States.