Deep Time Reading List

Nina Elder, Kennecott Corporation: Haerwusu, China, 2016, graphite and pulverized mining slag on paper

As of the opening of Deep Time Lab at the UNM Art Museum on February 8, 2019, all of these titles will be available for visitors to read in the upper gallery until the installation closes on May 11, 2019. If you are unable to attend the Deep Time Lab exhibition, each title listed is linked to Amazon so that, if you would like, you can purchase a copy and read along with us.

All Our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life
Winona LaDuke

Annals of the Former World
John McPhee

Art in the Anthropocene: Encounters Among Aesthetics, Politics, Environments and Epistemologies
Heather Davis and Etienne Turpin

Back on the Fire: Essays
Gary Snyder

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature
Janine M. Benyus

Nnedi Okorafor

Black Diamond Dust
Jesse Birch and Will Holder

The Bone Clocks
David Mitchell

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
Robin Wall Kimmerer

Cartographies of Time: A History of the Timeline
Daniel Rosenberg and Anthony Grafton

The Children of Men
P.D. James

Circling Back
Gary Holthaus

Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings: Poems
Joy Harjo

The Control of Nature
John McPhee

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
William McDonough

Deep Time: How Humanity Communicates Across Millennia
Gregory Benford

The Dispossessed
Ursula K. Le Guin

Drosscape: Wasting Land in Urban America
Alan Berger

Ecologies of Power: Countermapping the Logistical Landscapes and Military Geographies of the U.S. Department of Defense
Pierre Bélanger and Alexander Arroyo

Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds
adrienne maree brown

A Field Guide to Getting Lost
Rebecca Solnit

The Future of Life
Edward O. Wilson

The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America’s Man-Made Landscape
James Howard Kunstler

Give Me My Father’s Body: The Life of Minik, the New York Eskimo
Kenn Harper

Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage
Heather Rogers

The Greatest Disasters of the 20th Century
Frances Kennett

The Half-Life of History
Mark Klett

How We Forgot the Cold War: A Historical Journey across America
Jon Wiener

Joan Naviyuk Kane

Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World
Timothy Morton

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Infrastructure: A Guide to the Industrial Landscape
Brian Hayes

Jorge Luis Borges

Landscape and Power
W.J.T. Mitchell

Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization
Roy Scranton

The Metabolic Landscape: Perception, Practice and the Energy Transition
Gina Glover, Jessica Rayner, and Geof Rayner

Milk Black Carbon
Joan Naviyuk Kane

The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins
Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

Nowtopia: How Pirate Programmers, Outlaw Bicyclists, and Vacant-Lot Gardeners are Inventing the Future Today!
Chris Carlsson

Outside Lies Magic: Regaining History and Awareness in Everyday Places
John R. Stilgoe

The Pine Island Paradox: Making Connections in a Disconnected World
Kathleen Dean Moore

The Practice of the Wild
Gary Snyder

The Politics of History
Howard Zinn

The Right to Be Cold: One Woman’s Fight to Protect the Arctic and Save the Planet from Climate Change
Sheila Watt-Cloutier

Scenes in America Deserta
Reyner Banham

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
Elizabeth Kolbert

Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene
Donna J. Haraway

The Tangled Bank: Writings from Orion
Robert Michael Pyle

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate
Naomi Klein

A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History
Manuel De Landa

Unfreezing the Arctic: Science, Colonialism, and the Transformation of Inuit Lands
Andrew Stuhl

The Unreal and the Real
Ursula K. Le Guin

The Wake of the Unseen Object: Travels through Alaska’s Native Landscapes
Tom Kizzia

Waste Land
David T. Hanson

The Way to Rainy Mountain
N. Scott Momaday

Wilderness to Wasteland
David T. Hanson

The World Without Us
Alan Weisman