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The Resource Field notes from a catastrophe : man, nature, and climate change, Elizabeth Kolbert, (electronic resource eBook)

Field notes from a catastrophe : man, nature, and climate change, Elizabeth Kolbert, (electronic resource eBook)

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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
Contributor
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
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163032
Cataloging source
NOV
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC981.8.G56
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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man, nature, and climate change
Label
Field notes from a catastrophe : man, nature, and climate change, Elizabeth Kolbert, (electronic resource eBook)
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http://downloads.live-brary.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=B11C4A1E-839A-4AB0-A0AD-6BED4BB6A25F
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
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
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781608195671
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
bc
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B11C4A1E-839A-4AB0-A0AD-6BED4BB6A25F
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle
Label
Field notes from a catastrophe : man, nature, and climate change, Elizabeth Kolbert, (electronic resource eBook)
Link
http://downloads.live-brary.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=B11C4A1E-839A-4AB0-A0AD-6BED4BB6A25F
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781608195671
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
bc
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B11C4A1E-839A-4AB0-A0AD-6BED4BB6A25F
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle

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