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Field Notes from a Catastrophe
Man, Nature, and Climate Change
By (author): Elizabeth Kolbert
9781620409886 Paperback, Trade English General Trade POLITICAL SCIENCE / General Feb 03, 2015
$24.50 CAD
Active 5.43 x 8.33 x 0.88 in | 330 gr 320 pages Bloomsbury USA

A new edition of the book that launched Elizabeth Kolbert's career as an environmental writer--updated with three new chapters, making it, yet again, "irreplaceable" (Boston Globe).

Elizabeth Kolbert's environmental classicField Notes from a Catastrophefirst developed out of a groundbreaking, National Magazine Award-winning three-part series inThe New Yorker. She expanded it into a still-concise yet richly researched and damning book about climate change: a primer on the greatest challenge facing the world today.

But in the years since, the story has continued to develop; the situation has become more dire, even as our understanding grows. Now, Kolbert returns to the defining book of her career. She has added a chapter bringing things up-to-date on the existing text, plus three new chapters--on ocean acidification, the tar sands, and a Danish town that's gone carbon neutral--making it, again, a must-read for our moment.

Elizabeth Kolbert is a staff writer atThe New Yorker. She is the author, most recently, ofThe Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History.She lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts, with her husband and children.

“Among the few irreplaceable volumes yet written about climate change.” —Boston Globe

“If you have time this year for just one book on science, nature, or the environment, this should be it.” —San Diego Union-Tribune

“A perfect primer on global warming. It might be the most important book you read this year.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer

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