Field Notes from a Catastrophe: A Frontline Report on Climate Change

Author(s) : Elizabeth Kolbert

Field Notes from a Catastrophe: A Frontline Report on Climate Change

Book Details

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury
  • Published : February 2015
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 320
  • Category :
    Environmental Studies
  • Catalogue No : 96373
  • ISBN 13 : 9781408860441
  • ISBN 10 : 1408860449

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Elizabeth Kolbert's environmental classic Field Notes from a Catastrophe first developed out of a groundbreaking, 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.

In the years since, the story has continued to develop; the situation has become more dire, even as our understanding of it 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. It will, once again, be a must-read for our moment.

Reviews and Endorsements

'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' - The Observer

About the Author(s)

Elizabeth Kolbert (born 1961) is an American journalist, author, and visiting fellow at Williams College. She is best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, and as an observer and commentator on environmentalism for The New Yorker magazine. Like The Sixth Extinction, her writing and other books, such as Field Notes from a Catastrophe and Under a White Sky often explore the crisis faced by humans in the Anthropocene.

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