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              Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future
               

              Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future (Hardback)

              By Kolbert, Elizabeth

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              The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction returns to humanity's transformative impact on the environment, now asking: After doing so much damage, can we change nature, this time to save it? From her coverage in The New Yorker, Elizabeth Kolbert has become one of o...ur 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 her trademark persuasive and darkly comic prose, Kolbert introduces myriad innovations that offer ways to avert disaster--or may produce new disasters, ones that haven't been and perhaps cannot be anticipated. We encounter the scientists attempting to save the Devils Hole pupfish, the rarest fish species in the world, who occupy a single pool in a limestone cavern in the middle of the Mojave; engineers who are turning carbon emissions to stone; resilient super coral created via assisted evolution to survive a hotter globe; and researchers who are contemplating shooting tiny diamonds into the stratosphere to scatter sunlight back to space, changing the sky from blue to white. One way to look at human civilization, says Kolbert, is as a ten-thousand-year exercise in defying nature. Paradoxically, the very sorts of interventions that have imperiled our planet are increasingly seen as the only hope for its salvation.
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              ISBN 9780593136270
              Publisher Random House
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              Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future

              Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kolbert, Elizabeth

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              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.
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              ISBN 9781847925459
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2021
              Publisher Vintage
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future

              Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future (Hardback)

              By Kolbert, Elizabeth

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              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.
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              ISBN 9781847925442
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2021
              Publisher Vintage
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              Field Notes from a Catastrophe: A Frontline Report on Climate Change
               

              Field Notes from a Catastrophe: A Frontline Report on Climate Change (Paperback, New Revised ed)

              By Kolbert, Elizabeth

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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 and timed to publish with the paperback of The Sixth Extinction, the New York Times bestseller.

              ISBN 9781408860441
              Released NZ 29 Jul 2015
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Photo Ark Vanishing: The World's Most Vulnerable Animals
               

              The Photo Ark Vanishing: The World's Most Vulnerable Animals (Hardback)

              By Sartore, Joel; Foreword by Kolbert, Elizabeth

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              Joel Sartore's quest to photograph all the animal species under human care celebrates its 15th year.

              ISBN 9781426220593
              Publisher National Geographic Books
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              Series National Geographic Photo Ark
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              The Arctic: An Anthology

              The Arctic: An Anthology (Paperback)

              By Kolbert, Elizabeth

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              Offers accounts of exploration, literary travelogues and works of cultural history, natural science and fiction about the North Pole.

              ISBN 9781847080271
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2008
              Publisher Granta Books
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              Living in the Anthropocene: Earth in the Age of Humans

              Living in the Anthropocene: Earth in the Age of Humans (Hardback)

              Edited by Kress, John W.; Stine, Jeffrey K.; Foreword by Kolbert, Elizabeth; Afterword by Wilson, Edward O.; Contributions by Lovejoy, Thomas E.

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              Although we arrived only recently in Earth's timeline, humans are driving major changes to the planet's ecosystems. Even now, the basic requirements for human life--air, water, shelter, food, nature, and culture--are rapidly transforming the planet as billions of people compete f...or resources. These changes have become so noticeable on a global scale that scientists believe we are living in a new chapter in Earth's story: the Anthropocene, or Age of Humans. Living in the Anthropocene: Earth in the Age of Humans is a vital look at this era. The book contextualizes the Anthropocene by presenting paleontological, historical, and contemporary views of various human effects on Earth. It discusses environmental and biological systems that have been changed and affected; the causes of the Anthropocene, such as agricultural spread, pollution, and urbanization; how societies are responding and adapting to these changes; how these changes have been represented in art, film, television, and literature; and finally, offers a look toward the future of our environment and our own lives.
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              ISBN 9781588346018
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              Released NZ 15 Oct 2017
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              Writers on Earth: New Visions for Our Planet
                 

              Writers on Earth: New Visions for Our Planet (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Contributions by the World, Write; Foreword by Kolbert, Elizabeth; Edited by Collins, Brittany

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              Writers on Earth is a collection of reflections, essays, stories, and poems captures the heart of Gen Z's relationship with the environmental issues of the 21st century. Rather than equating nature with the pristine and preserved, the pieces represent the environment as all-encom...passing: the toxic dust in Bangkok, the rain in Manila, the disappearing maya birds and the invasive stoats and possums in New Zealand. The world of climate change is their world. This generation knows no other. These pages extend the vibrant community of young writers found at Write the World (www.writetheworld.com)--the global online gathering place for 13 to 19-year-old writers. With a Foreword by Pulitzer-Prize winning author, Elizabeth Kolbert, Writers on Earth comprises 33 pieces, hand-selected by the editors at Write the World from thousands of works and including stunning illustrations by young artists Emma Barry and Liberty Mountain.
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              ISBN 9780997586725
              Publisher Misc - NZ/SP Publisher
              Interest Age 13+ years
              Series Young Voices Across the Globe
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              Under a White Sky: Can we save the natural world in time?
                

              Under a White Sky: Can we save the natural world in time? (Paperback)

              By Kolbert, Elizabeth

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              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.
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              ISBN 9781784709167
              Publisher Vintage
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

              The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History (Paperback)

              By Kolbert, Elizabeth

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              WINNER OF THE 2015 PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NON-FICTION A major book about the future of the world, blending natural history, field reporting and the history of ideas and into a powerful account of the mass extinction happening today

              ISBN 9781408851241
              Released NZ 25 Feb 2015
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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