Species extinction and loss of biodiversity may seem like twenty-first century concerns, but, according to Wai Chee Dimock, nineteenth-century thinkers like Thoreau anticipated irreversible changes to the natural world. Thoreau, she asserts, was deeply concerned about the fate of both wildlife and Native American populations.
Wiggins, Fornoff, and Kim, eds. Timescales: Thinking across Ecological Temporalities University of Minnesota Press, 2020
Wai Chee Dimock, Weak Planet: Literature and Assisted Survival University of Chicago Press, 2020
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