Field Notes From a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolbert audiobook

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

By Elizabeth Kolbert
Read by Hope Davis

Simon & Schuster Audio
4.93 Hours 1
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Americans have been warned since the late 1970s that the buildup of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere threatens to melt the polar ice sheets and irreversibly change our climate. With little done since then to alter this dangerous path, the world has reached a critical threshold. By the end of the century, it will likely be hotter than at any point in the last two million years, and the sweeping consequences of this change will determine the future of life on earth for generations to come. Taking listeners from the melting Alaskan permafrost to storm-torn New Orleans, acclaimed journalist Elizabeth Kolbert approaches this monumental problem from every angle. She interviews researchers and environmentalists, explains the science, draws frightening parallels to lost civilizations, and presents the moving tales of people who are watching their worlds disappear. Growing out of an award-winning three-part series for the New Yorker, Field Notes from a Catastrophe brings the environment into the consciousness of the American people and asks what, if anything, can be done to save our planet.

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One of the 2006 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Nonfiction

Americans have been warned since the late 1970s that the buildup of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere threatens to melt the polar ice sheets and irreversibly change our climate. With little done since then to alter this dangerous path, the world has reached a critical threshold. By the end of the century, it will likely be hotter than at any point in the last two million years, and the sweeping consequences of this change will determine the future of life on earth for generations to come.

Taking listeners from the melting Alaskan permafrost to storm-torn New Orleans, acclaimed journalist Elizabeth Kolbert approaches this monumental problem from every angle. She interviews researchers and environmentalists, explains the science, draws frightening parallels to lost civilizations, and presents the moving tales of people who are watching their worlds disappear.

Growing out of an award-winning three-part series for the New Yorker, Field Notes from a Catastrophe brings the environment into the consciousness of the American people and asks what, if anything, can be done to save our planet.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Nothing less than a Silent Spring for our time.” T. C. Boyle, New York Times bestselling author
“Among the few irreplaceable volumes yet written about climate change.” Boston Globe
“A perfect primer on global warming. It might be the most important book you read this year.” Cleveland Plain-Dealer
“If you have time this year for just one book on science, nature, or the environment, this should be it.” San Diego Union Tribune
“The world needs to wake up, and fast.” Wired
“[A] small miracle of concision…that elucidates, rises to meet, and deftly answers the historic crisis in which we find ourselves.” Los Angeles Times
“Narrator Hope Davis has a strong, exceptionally clear voice. She understands Kolbert’s mission— fact-based journalism about complex natural systems—and supports it in an earnest tone without overemphasis. Her pacing is good, and her pronunciation—even of some challenging butterfly species’ names—seems flawless. Field Notes is as terrifying as it was in 2006.” AudioFile
“The brilliance of Field Notes from a Catastrophe flows from Kolbert’s gift for making the violence of climate change feel vast yet intimate…Her field-journal format adroitly bridges the gulf between professionals and amateurs, giving the writing a conversational tone without compromising the science.”  Slate

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Author Bio: Elizabeth Kolbert

Author Bio: Elizabeth Kolbert

Elizabeth Kolbert is a journalist and author best known for her New York Times bestseller The Sixth Extinction. She received the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s magazine writing award for the New Yorker series on which this book is based. A former New York Times reporter, she is now well known as an observer and commentator on environmentalism for the New Yorker.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 4.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English