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The End of Nature: Tenth Anniversary Edition

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Publisher Comments:

Reissued on the tenth anniversary of its publication, this classic work on our environmental crisis features a new introduction by the author, reviewing both the progress and ground lost in the fight to save the earth.

This impassioned plea for radical and life-renewing change is today still considered a groundbreaking work in environmental studies. McKibben's argument that the survival of the globe is dependent on a fundamental, philosophical shift in the way we relate to nature is more relevant than ever. McKibben writes of our earth's environmental cataclysm, addressing such core issues as the greenhouse effect, acid rain, and the depletion of the ozone layer. His new introduction addresses some of the latest environmental issues that have risen during the 1990s. The book also includes an invaluable new appendix of facts and figures that surveys the progress of the environmental movement.

More than simply a handbook for survival or a doomsday catalog of scientific prediction, this classic, soulful lament on Nature is required reading for nature enthusiasts, activists, and concerned citizens alike.

Review:

"Whatever we once thought Nature was — wildness, God, a simple place free from human thumbprints, or an intricate machinery sustaining life on Earth — we have now given it a kick that will change it forever. Humanity has stepped across a threshold. In his free-ranging and provocative book, Bill McKibben explores the philosophies and technologies that have brought us here, and he shows how final a crossing we have made." James Gleick, author of Chaos

Synopsis:

On a quest to protect the next generation from mounting climate change, renowned journalist Mark Hertsgaard offers a deeply reported blueprint on how to navigate this unavoidable new era.

Synopsis:

"Hot bravely takes aim at perhaps the greatest climate threat of all: apathy." — Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation

"Hertsgaards answers . . . are lucid, realistic, and offer reason for hope." — Christian Science Monitor

For twenty years, Mark Hertsgaard has investigated global warming as a journalist, but the full truth did not hit home until he became a father and, soon thereafter, learned that climate change was bound to worsen for decades to come. Hertsgaard's daughter is part of what he has dubbed "Generation Hot" — the two billion young people worldwide who will spend the rest of their lives coping with climate disruption. Drawing on reporting from around the world, Hot is a call to action that injects hope and solutions into a debate characterized by doom and gloom and offers a blueprint for how all of us ? parents, communities, countries ? can navigate an unavoidable new era.

"[Hots] urgent message is one that citizens and governments cannot afford to ignore." — Boston Globe

About the Author

Bill McKibben has written several hundred pieces for The New Yorker. His writings on nature have also appeared in The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and other national publications. He and his wife live in the Adirondack Mountains of New York.

Table of Contents

Contents

Prologue: Growing Up Under Global Warming 1

 1. Living Through the Storm 15

 2. Three Feet of Water 31

 3. My Daughters Earth 47

 4. Ask the Climate Question 74

 5. The Two-Hundred-Year Plan 107

 6. Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? 128

 7. In Vino Veritas: The Business of Climate Adaptation 159

 8. How Will We Feed Ourselves? 177

 9. While the Rich Avert Their Eyes 218

 10. “This Was a Crime” 247

Epilogue: Chiara in the Year 2020 292

Acknowledgments 295

Notes 299

Index 319

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385416047
Subtitle:
Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth
Author:
McKibben, Bill
Author:
McKibben, Bill
Author:
Hertsgaard, Mark
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Environmental protection
Subject:
Effect of human beings on
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Greenhouse effect, atmospheric
Subject:
Environnement
Subject:
Homme
Subject:
Effet de serre
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
General Nature
Copyright:
Edition Number:
10
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series Volume:
1000
Publication Date:
20120417
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8 x 5.19 x .45 in .375 lb

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Product details 352 pages Anchor Books - English 9780385416047 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Whatever we once thought Nature was — wildness, God, a simple place free from human thumbprints, or an intricate machinery sustaining life on Earth — we have now given it a kick that will change it forever. Humanity has stepped across a threshold. In his free-ranging and provocative book, Bill McKibben explores the philosophies and technologies that have brought us here, and he shows how final a crossing we have made."
"Synopsis" by ,
On a quest to protect the next generation from mounting climate change, renowned journalist Mark Hertsgaard offers a deeply reported blueprint on how to navigate this unavoidable new era.
"Synopsis" by , "Hot bravely takes aim at perhaps the greatest climate threat of all: apathy." — Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation

"Hertsgaards answers . . . are lucid, realistic, and offer reason for hope." — Christian Science Monitor

For twenty years, Mark Hertsgaard has investigated global warming as a journalist, but the full truth did not hit home until he became a father and, soon thereafter, learned that climate change was bound to worsen for decades to come. Hertsgaard's daughter is part of what he has dubbed "Generation Hot" — the two billion young people worldwide who will spend the rest of their lives coping with climate disruption. Drawing on reporting from around the world, Hot is a call to action that injects hope and solutions into a debate characterized by doom and gloom and offers a blueprint for how all of us ? parents, communities, countries ? can navigate an unavoidable new era.

"[Hots] urgent message is one that citizens and governments cannot afford to ignore." — Boston Globe

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