The Anthropocene is a term in common and informal scientific usage for the current geological age, when humans have dominated the climate and the environment. It is a term that unfortunately enshrines the degradation story, and the opposition between people (anthropo-) and the earth assumed by that story. What if the story were changed? This chapter explores an emerging literature that uses natural history to tell stories of assemblages that include humans and non-humans making worlds in collaboration: world-making. Such stories may help us rethink survival in our current age.