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The Resource Field notes from a catastrophe : man, nature, and climate change, Elizabeth Kolbert

Field notes from a catastrophe : man, nature, and climate change, Elizabeth Kolbert

Label
Field notes from a catastrophe : man, nature, and climate change
Title
Field notes from a catastrophe
Title remainder
man, nature, and climate change
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Kolbert
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
New Yorker writer Kolbert tackles the controversial subject of global warming. 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 course, now is the moment to salvage our future. By the end of the century, the world will likely be hotter than it's been 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. Kolbert approaches this monumental problem from every angle. She travels to the Arctic, interviews researchers and environmentalists, explains the science and the studies, draws frightening parallels to lost ancient civilizations, unpacks the politics, and presents the personal tales of those who are being affected most--the people who make their homes near the poles and are watching their worlds disappear.--From publisher description
Summary
New Yorker writer Kolbert tackles the controversial subject of global warming. 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 course, now is the moment to salvage our future. By the end of the century, the world will likely be hotter than it's been 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. Kolbert approaches this monumental problem from every angle. She travels to the Arctic, interviews researchers and environmentalists, explains the science and the studies, draws frightening parallels to lost ancient civilizations, unpacks the politics, and presents the personal tales of those who are being affected most--the people who make their homes near the poles and are watching their worlds disappear.--From publisher description
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2007.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2006
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
163032
Cataloging source
BKL
Dewey number
363.738/74
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QC981.8.G56
LC item number
K65 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
man, nature, and climate change
Label
Field notes from a catastrophe : man, nature, and climate change, Elizabeth Kolbert
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Shishmaref, Alaska -- A warmer sky -- Under the glacier -- The butterfly and the toad -- The curse of Akkad -- Floating houses -- Business as usual -- The day after Kyoto -- Burlington, Vermont -- Man in the Anthropocene
Control code
4216102
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Pbk. ed.
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9781596911307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm77516378
  • (OCoLC)77516378
Label
Field notes from a catastrophe : man, nature, and climate change, Elizabeth Kolbert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Shishmaref, Alaska -- A warmer sky -- Under the glacier -- The butterfly and the toad -- The curse of Akkad -- Floating houses -- Business as usual -- The day after Kyoto -- Burlington, Vermont -- Man in the Anthropocene
Control code
4216102
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Pbk. ed.
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9781596911307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm77516378
  • (OCoLC)77516378

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