Under a White Sky

So pervasive are human impacts on the planet that it’s said we live in a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene. In Under a White Sky, Elizabeth Kolbert takes a hard look at the new world we are creating.

Under a White Sky

Under a White Sky

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • 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? “Important, necessary, urgent and phenomenally interesting.”—Helen Macdonald, The New York Times That man should have dominion “over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth” is a prophecy that has hardened into fact. So pervasive are human impacts on the planet that it’s said we live in a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene. In Under a White Sky, Elizabeth Kolbert takes a hard look at the new world we are creating. Along the way, she meets biologists who are trying to preserve the world’s rarest fish, which lives in a single tiny pool in the middle of the Mojave; engineers who are turning carbon emissions to stone in Iceland; Australian researchers who are trying to develop a “super coral” that can survive on a hotter globe; and physicists who are contemplating shooting tiny diamonds into the stratosphere to cool the earth. One way to look at human civilization, says Kolbert, is as a ten-thousand-year exercise in defying nature. In The Sixth Extinction, she explored the ways in which our capacity for destruction has reshaped the natural world. Now she examines how the very sorts of interventions that have imperiled our planet are increasingly seen as the only hope for its salvation. By turns inspiring, terrifying, and darkly comic, Under a White Sky is an utterly original examination of the challenges we face.

More Books:

Under a White Sky
Language: un
Pages: 256
Authors: Elizabeth Kolbert
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-09 - Publisher: Crown

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • 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? “Important, necessary, urgent and phenomenally interesting.”—Helen Macdonald, The New York Times That man should have
Under a White Sky
Language: un
Pages:
Authors: Alex Hamilton
Categories: Artists' books
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010* - Publisher:

Books about Under a White Sky
Word Plays
Language: en
Pages: 215
Authors: Maria Irene Fornes
Categories: American drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 1980 - Publisher:

Books about Word Plays
Atlantic Seabirds
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Maria Irene Fornes
Categories: Birds
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher:

Books about Atlantic Seabirds
In Defence of a Reputation
Language: en
Pages: 147
Authors: Nicholas J. L. Luker
Categories: Birds
Type: BOOK - Published: 1990 - Publisher:

Books about In Defence of a Reputation

Popular All Time

Foraging for Survival
An Elegant Defense
The Reign of Wolf 21
Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth
Unsettled
Breath
Sapiens
Under a White Sky
American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic
Braiding Sweetgrass
The Rise of Wolf 8
Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms
Why We Sleep
Helgoland
Extra Life
The Body
A Brief History of Time
Lifespan

Recent Books: