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35 large-format photographs taken by Edward Burtynsky show with irresistible power the dramatic collisions between humans and nature: terraforming of the earth through mining, urbanization, industrialization and agriculture; the proliferation of dams and diverting of waterways; CO2 and acidification of oceans; the pervasive presence around the globe of plastics, concrete, and other technofossils; unprecedented rates of deforestation and extinction.