Field Notes from a Catastrophe

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

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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, making it, yet again, irreplaceable (Boston Globe).

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 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 140 x 208 x 23mm | 340g
  • New York
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • Illustrations, unspecified; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1620409887
  • 9781620409886
  • 191,284

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"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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About Elizabeth Kolbert

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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