Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change by Elizabeth KolbertField Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change by Elizabeth Kolbert

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

byElizabeth Kolbert

Paperback | January 2, 2007

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A new edition of the book that launched Elizabeth Kolbert's career as an environmental writer--updated with three new chapters and timed to publish with the paperback of her bestselling The Sixth Extinction.
     Elizabeth Kolbert's environmental classic Field Notes from a Catastrophe first developed out of a groundbreaking, National Magazine Award-winning three-part series in The 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'll add a chapter bringing things up-to-date on the existing text, plus she'll add 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 at The New Yorker. She is the author, most recently, of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History. She lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts, with her husband and children.
Title:Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate ChangeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1 pages, 8.35 × 5.5 × 0.65 inPublished:January 2, 2007Publisher:Bloomsbury Press AgencyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1596911301

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"[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