Vol 36 No 1 (2021)
Book & Film Reviews

Farrier, "Footprints: In Search of Future Fossils"

Boris van Meurs
Radboud University
Bio
Published December 14, 2021

Abstract

A book review of Footprints: In Search of Future Fossils by David Farrier, published by 4th Estate (2020).

Farrier’s work powerfully explores the way in which the objects that surround us will become future fossils. The patient investigations and many references to literature that Footprints makes offers something to both those new to the Anthropocene discussion as well as to those who want to deepen their understanding of what it means to be a geological agent on earth. However, the book misses the opportunity to pick up the ethical questions to which it leads.