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Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change

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Long known for her insightful and thought-provoking political journalism, author Elizabeth Kolbert now tackles the controversial and increasingly urgent subject of global warming. In what began as groundbreaking three-part series in the New Yorker, for which she won a National Magazine Award in 2006, Kolbert cuts through the competing rhetoric and political agendas to elucidate for Americans what is really going on with the global environment and asks what, if anything, can be done to save our planet. Now updated and with a new afterword, Field Notes from a Catastrophe is the book to read on the defining issue and greatest challenge of our times. Elizabeth Kolbert was a reporter for the New York Times for fourteen years before becoming a staff writer covering politics for the New Yorker. She and her husband, John Kleiner, have three sons. They live in Williamstown, MA. Praise for Field Notes from a Catastrophe: A] small miracle of concision, gaining by its brevity and its plan of attack a rhetorical power that elucidates, rises to meet and deftly answers the historic crisis in which we find ourselves. -Los Angeles Times Important...Precise and measured. Visiting an Inupiat community in Alaska, a butterfly expert in England, or a midlevel Bush administration official in Washington, D.C., Kolbert] lets readers connect the dots to form a frightening (and still avoidable) vision of our future... Grade: ] A. -Entertainment Weekly If you have time this year for just one book on science, nature or the environment, this should be it.-San Diego Union-Tribune Passionate...well-researched.-New York Times Book Review

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Long known for her insightful and thought-provoking political journalism,

About the Author

Elizabeth Kolbert was a reporter for the New York Times for fourteen years before becoming a staff writer covering politics for the New Yorker. She and her husband, John Kleiner, have three sons. They live in Williamstown, MA.

Table of Contents

Shishmaref, Alaska — A warmer sky — Under the glacier — The butterfly and the toad — The curse of Akkad — Floating houses — Business as usual — The day after Kyoto — Burlington, Vermont — Man in the Anthropocene.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781608195671
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Subject:
Global warming
Author:
Elizabeth Kolbert
Author:
Kolbert, Elizabeth
Subject:
Global environmental change
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Weather
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Meteorology & Climatology
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Global temperature changes.
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Climate Change and Global Warming
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Subject:
Nature Studies-General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Science : Earth Sciences - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
July 2010
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
240

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History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Social Science » Disasters and Disaster Relief
Reference » Science Reference » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Geology » Earth Sciences
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Physics
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Meteorology

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