As the natural world continues to change, it is clear that people would rather employ technology to adapt to shifting circumstances rather than alter their lifestyles to suit nature's demands. MEtreePolis is a timeline of crucial historical developments that explores the dichotomy of nature and technology. Commencing in 1901, it shoots past the present and into the future, closing in 2111. By providing an imaginative vision of tomorrow, Matthias Hollwich and Marc Kushner provide an entertaining argument for human manipulation of the environment, suggesting that it will inadvertently trigger ‘ecological salvation’ and ‘social utopia’. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.