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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
Explores the issue of global warming from every angle, incorporating interviews with researchers and environmentalists, explaining the science and the studies, and presenting the personal tales of those who are being affected most
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
NOV
Dewey number
363.738/74
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QC981.8.G56
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
Distribution
Copyright
Note
Reprint. Originally published: 2006. With a new afterword
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-218) and index
Carrier category
  • sheet
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • nb
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier.
  • rdacarrier.
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
BK0006907968
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9781596911307
Isbn Type
: PAP
Lccn
bl2007024146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Field notes from a catastrophe : man, nature, and climate change, Elizabeth Kolbert
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
Reprint. Originally published: 2006. With a new afterword
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-218) and index
Carrier category
  • sheet
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • nb
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier.
  • rdacarrier.
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
BK0006907968
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9781596911307
Isbn Type
: PAP
Lccn
bl2007024146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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