Accompanying the film and museum shows is a large coffee table-style hardcover book published by Steidl. Primarily consisting of colour photographs by Edward Burtynsky, the Anthropocene book also features essays by Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal, and Nicholas de Pencier, as well as an overview from Anthropocene Working Group scientists Jan Zalasiewicz and Colin Waters. Anthropocene also includes new work from celebrated author and poet Margaret Atwood.
Similar to the museum shows, the Anthropocene book will also incorporate augmented reality (AR) enhancements, which can be activated using the official project app (which will be available on both iOS and Android). Each trigger will summon complementary visual assets, such as the tusk pile in miniature.
Anthropocene, the book, will be available in both standard and special editions, and will be available for purchase through the museum gift shops and Indigo, in-store and online.