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

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    • Publication Information:
      paperback, updated with a new foreword
    • Content Notes:
      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.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references and index.
      31
    • ISBN:
      9781596911307 (pbk)
      9781596911253
      1596911255
    • Accession Number:
      2005030972
    • Accession Number:
      neos.4500073
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      KOLBERT, E. Field notes from a catastrophe : man, nature, and climate change. paperback, updated with a new foreword. [s. l.]: Bloomsbury Pub., 2009. ISBN 9781596911307. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.4500073&custid=s3443875. Acesso em: 27 maio. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Kolbert E. Field Notes from a Catastrophe : Man, Nature, and Climate Change. paperback, updated with a new foreword. Bloomsbury Pub.; 2009. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.4500073&custid=s3443875. Accessed May 27, 2020.
    • APA:
      Kolbert, E. (2009). Field notes from a catastrophe : man, nature, and climate change (paperback, updated with a new foreword). Bloomsbury Pub.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Kolbert, Elizabeth. 2009. Field Notes from a Catastrophe : Man, Nature, and Climate Change. Paperback, Updated with a new foreword. Bloomsbury Pub. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.4500073&custid=s3443875.
    • Harvard:
      Kolbert, E. (2009) Field notes from a catastrophe : man, nature, and climate change. paperback, updated with a new foreword. Bloomsbury Pub. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.4500073&custid=s3443875 (Accessed: 27 May 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Kolbert, E 2009, Field notes from a catastrophe : man, nature, and climate change, paperback, updated with a new foreword, Bloomsbury Pub., viewed 27 May 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Kolbert, Elizabeth. Field Notes from a Catastrophe : Man, Nature, and Climate Change. Paperback, Updated with a new foreword, Bloomsbury Pub., 2009. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.4500073&custid=s3443875.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Kolbert, Elizabeth. Field Notes from a Catastrophe : Man, Nature, and Climate Change. Paperback, Updated with a new foreword. Bloomsbury Pub., 2009. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.4500073&custid=s3443875.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Kolbert E. Field notes from a catastrophe : man, nature, and climate change [Internet]. paperback, updated with a new foreword. Bloomsbury Pub.; 2009 [cited 2020 May 27]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.4500073&custid=s3443875

Reviews

PW Reviews 2005 December #1

On the burgeoning shelf of cautionary but occasionally alarmist books warning about the consequences of dramatic climate change, Kolbert's calmly persuasive reporting stands out for its sobering clarity. Expanding on a three-part series for the New Yorker , Kolbert (The Prophet of Love ) lets facts rather than polemics tell the story: in essence, it's that Earth is now nearly as warm as it has been at any time in the last 420,000 years and is on the precipice of an unprecedented "climate regime, one with which modern humans have had no prior experience." An inexorable increase in the world's average temperature means that butterflies, which typically restrict themselves to well-defined climate zones, are now flitting where they've never been found before; that nearly every major glacier in the world is melting rapidly; and that the prescient Dutch are already preparing to let rising oceans reclaim some of their land. In her most pointed chapter, Kolbert chides the U.S. for refusing to sign on to the Kyoto Accord. In her most upbeat chapter, Kolbert singles out Burlington, Vt., for its impressive energy-saving campaign, which ought to be a model for the rest of the nation--just as this unbiased overview is a model for writing about an urgent environmental crisis. (Mar. 14)

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