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Delving in to deep time

We chat with Vincent Ialenti, a University of Southern California Berggruen Fellow, about thinking on geological timescales. Ialenti’s recent book, Deep Time Reckoning (MIT Press, 2020), chronicles his anthropological work on the institution responsible for the long-term safety of a Finnish nuclear waste repository.

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Super, J. Delving in to deep time. Nat. Geosci. 14, 710–711 (2021).

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