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

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/3/2015
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

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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.

Author Biography

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.

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