12 Jun 2020

Book review - Footprints, In Search of Future Fossils by David

From Nine To Noon, 10:40 am on 12 June 2020
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Photo: David Farrier / Fourth Estate

Tilly Lloyd from Unity Books, Wellington, reviews Footprints: In Search of Future Fossils by David Farrier. Published by Fourth Estate.

What will the world look like ten thousand or ten million years from now? From long-lived materials like plastic and nuclear waste, to the 50 million kilometres of roads spanning the planet, in modern times we have created numerous objects and landscapes with the potential to endure through deep time. Through literature, art and science, Footprints invites us to think about how we will be remembered in the myths, stories and languages of our distant descendants.