Week 1


  1. Paul Harrison. 1992. The Third Revolution. London: Penguin Books (chapter 2, ‘The o’ergrowth of some complexion :┬áthree billion years of environmental crisis,’ pp 21-37). In Canvas.
  2. E.O Wilson. 2003. The Future of Life. NY: Vintage (chapter 1, The Ends of the Earth).
  3. Elizabeth Kolbert. 2006. Field Notes from a Catastrophe. NY: Bloomsbury (Chapter 5, ‘The curse of Akkad,’ pp. 93-121). In Canvas.
  4. Jedediah Purdy. 2018. The unequal distribution of catastrophe in North Carolina. Sept 18, New Yorker Magazine.

Lecture pages


  1. Jennifer Baichwal, Peter Mettler, Roland Schlimme, Nick De Pencier, Daniel Iron, Mongrel Media, Mercury Films Inc., Foundry Films, National Film Board of Canada, TVOntario. 2007. Manufactured Landscapes. NY: Zeitgeist Films. (excerpt)
  2. Jared Diamond. 2005. Guns, Germs and Steel. National Geographic (episode 1, Out of Eden).