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    DescriptionThe world has known about global warming since the late 1970s, yet little has been done to halt it. The threat, if we fail, is nothing less than catastrophe - the flooding of coastal communities, the extinction of species and entry into a climate regime of which humans have no experience. Exploring the relationship between what we know and what we refuse to know, Elizabeth Kolbert takes us on an urgent journey from the Arctic to Central America, interviewing researchers, environmentalists and traditional Inuits whose lives have already been dramatically altered by climate change.


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    Title
    Field Notes from a Catastrophe
    Subtitle
    A Frontline Report on Climate Change
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Elizabeth Kolbert
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 229 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780747585503
    ISBN 10: 0747585504
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: ENV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.8
    BIC subject category V2: JP
    DC22: 363.73874
    BISAC V2.8: SCI026000, NAT036000
    BIC subject category V2: RNPG
    BISAC V2.8: SCI042000
    Thema V1.0: JP, RNPG
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date
    20 August 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Elizabeth Kolbert was a reporter for the New York Times for fourteen years before becoming a staff writer for the New Yorker covering politics. She and her husband, John Kleiner, have three sons. They live in Williamstown, MA.
    Review quote
    'Kolbert mesmerises with her poetic cadence in this riveting view of the apocalypse already upon us' Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. 'The most frightening book I've read this century ... Field Notes from a Catastrophe holds a powerful message for us all and we would do well to heed it' Times Literary Supplement 'A detailed and very readable account of the problems many communities are faced with as the puddles form in the Arctic ... and how we continue to cover our eyes to the visible changes happening around us' Ecologist 'A superbly crafted, diligently compressed vision of a world spiralling towards destruction' Observer