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

ISBN-10: 1596911301

ISBN-13: 9781596911307

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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 theNew 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 Catastropheis the book to read on the defining issue and greatest challenge of our times.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 12/26/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Elizabeth Kolbert is a staff writer for The New Yorker. Her series on global warming, The Climate of Man, won the American Association for the Advancement of Science's magazine writing award and a National Academies communications award. She is a two-time National Magazine Award winner. She has written several books including Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change and The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History.

Preface
Nature
Shishmaref, Alaska
A Warmer Sky
Under the Glacier
The Butterfly and the Toad
Man
The Curse of Akkad
Floating Houses
Business as Usual
The Day After Kyoto
Burlington, Vermont
Man in the Anthropocene
Afterword
Chronology
Acknowledgments
Selected Bibliography and Notes
Resources
Index
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