Under a White Sky (inbunden)
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Engelska
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2021-03-04
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The Bodley Head Ltd
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222 x 144 x 26 mm
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9781847925442
Under a White Sky (inbunden)

Under a White Sky

The Nature of the Future

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**A TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES AND GUARDIAN 'BOOK OF 2021'** 'Important, necessary, urgent and phenomenally interesting' HELEN MACDONALD, New York Times The author of the international bestseller The Sixth Extinction returns to humanity's transformative impact on the environment, asking: can we save nature in time? Elizabeth Kolbert has become one of the most important writers on the environment. Now she investigates the immense challenges humanity faces as we scramble to reverse, in a matter of decades, the effects we've had on the atmosphere, the oceans, the world's forests and rivers - on the very topography of the globe. In Under a White Sky, she takes a hard look at the new world we are creating. Along the way, she meets biologists who are trying to preserve the world's rarest fish; engineers who are turning carbon emissions to stone in Iceland; Australian researchers who are trying to develop a 'super coral' that can survive on a hotter globe; and physicists who are contemplating shooting tiny diamonds into the stratosphere to cool the earth, changing the sky from blue to white. One way to look at human civilisation, says Kolbert, is as a ten-thousand-year exercise in defying nature. By turns inspiring, terrifying and darkly comic, Under a White Sky is an utterly original examination of the challenges we face. **CHOSEN BY BILL GATES AND BARACK OBAMA AS A SUMMER 2021 READ**
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Important, necessary, urgent and phenomenally interesting * Helen Macdonald, New York Times * Smart * Bill Gates * A meticulously researched and deftly crafted work of journalism that explores some of the biggest challenges of our age * Guardian * Riveting * Washington Post * A superb and honest reflection of our extraordinary time * Nature * One of the great science journalists, Kolbert has for many years been an essential voice, a reporter from the front lines of the environmental crisis... Important, necessary, urgent and phenomenally interesting... Beautifully and insistently, Kolbert shows us that it is time to think radically about the ways we manage the environment; time to work with what we have, using the knowledge we have, with our eyes fully open to the realities of where we are -- HELEN MACDONALD * New York Times * Skilful and subtle -- Ben Ehrenreich * Guardian * Kolbert's prose is peppered with...mordant observations, which bring out the humanity (or animality) in her subjects -- Ben Cooke * The Times * A meticulously researched and deftly crafted work of journalism that explores some of the biggest challenges of our age -- Jonathan Watts * Guardian * A superb and honest reflection of our extraordinary time * Nature * Under a White Sky... exhibits Kolbert's sculptor-like skill for making climate change feel tangible, happening before our eyes and beneath our fingers -- Matt Reynolds * Wired * To be a well-informed citizen of Planet Earth, you need to read Elizabeth Kolbert. . . . It's a tribute to Kolbert's skills as a storyteller that she transforms the quest to deal with the climate crisis into a darkly comic tale of human hubris and imagination that could either end in flames or in a new vision of Paradise -- Jeff Goodell * Rolling Stone * Riveting... inspiring... the premier chronicler of humanity's thoughtless destruction of our habitat * Washington Post * This intimate natural history is both a sober assessment of the ecosystems we have harmed and an exciting description of some of the discoveries that could help undo that damage * Scientific American * Brilliantly executed and urgently necessary * Publishers Weekly * A master elucidator, Kolbert is gratifyingly direct as she assesses our predicament between a rock and a hard place, creating a clarion and invaluable 'book about people trying to solve problems created by people trying to solve problems * Booklist * Every paragraph of Kolbert's books has a mountain of reading and reporting behind it.... Urgent, absolutely necessary reading as a portrait of our devastated planet * Kirkus Review * Our finest journalist on climate change * Chicago Tribune * A tale not of magic-bullet remedies where maybe this time things will be different when we intervene in nature, but rather of deploying a panoply of strategies big and small in hopes that there is still time to make a difference and atone for our past. A sobering and realistic look at humankind's perhaps misplaced faith that technology can work with nature to produce a more liveable planet * Library Journal * A terrific look at humanity's impact on the Earth (praise for: The Sixth Extinction) * Bill Gates *

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Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of the international bestseller The Sixth Extinction, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize, and Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change. She has been a staff writer at the New Yorker since 1999, and has been awarded the Blake-Dodd Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts, with her husband and children.