If you read one book about the environment this year, i recommend field notes from a catastrophe by elizabeth kolbert you might also like: wwf announces year-long earth hour city challenge.
Elizabeth kolbert’s field notes from a catastrophe is intended to be a device of communication between the scientific community and the public, explaining the nature of climate change, the possible options of mitigation, and the reasons why these measures have thus far not been effectively enforced.
The information about field notes from a catastrophe shown above was first featured in the bookbrowse review - bookbrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks in most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. The book contains a selected bibliography and notes as well as an index kolbert’s prose is clear and easy to read, and she effortlessly intertwines anecdotal stories of the effects being observed with hard scientific facts and figures. Dive deep into elizabeth kolbert's field notes from a catastrophe with extended analysis, commentary, and discussion the book contains a selected bibliography and notes as well as an index. Field notes from a catastrophe by elizabeth kolbert bloomsbury £799 the inuit people of banks island have no word to describe what we know as a robin after all, the islanders, 500 miles inside the arctic circle, deep in canada's northwest territories, had never seen the creatures until they suddenly turned up in numbers a few years ago.
Part 1: summary in this book, kolbert travels to many places to find out what is happening with global warming quite often she ran into the same fear at the places she went, the fear for loss before the next generation.
Field notes from a catastrophe: man, nature, and climate change is a 2006 non-fiction book by elizabeth kolbert the book attempts to bring attention to the causes and effects of global climate change kolbert travels around the world where climate change is affecting the environment in significant ways. Elizabeth kolbert's environmental classic field notes from a catastrophe first developed out of a groundbreaking, national magazine award-winning three-part series in the new yorker she expanded it into a still-concise yet richly researched and damning book about climate change: a primer on the greatest challenge facing the world today. Earlier this year i read the weather makers by tim flannery it was an excellent book full of scientific explanations to nearly all the questions i had about the issue of climate change now i have just finished field notes from a catastrophe by elizabeth kolbert it also is an excellent book.
Cleveland plain dealer 45 of 5 stars field notes from a catastrophe is a measured, elegant, and brief book that functions as a perfect primer on global warming it might be the most important book you read this year karen long los angeles times 4 of 5 stars [kolbert’s book is] a small miracle of concision, gaining by its brevity and its plan of attack a rhetorical power that. Now i have just finished field notes from a catastrophe by elizabeth kolbert it also is an excellent book in fact, i wish i had read it first - not because it is the better of the two books, but because it is a better introduction to the subject.
'field notes from a catastrophe' by elizabeth kolbert, a review posted on july 2, 2008 by james murray-white in book reviews with 5 comments this is the first book i’ve read in a long time that i have felt so conflicted about.