Under a white sky : the nature of the future
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Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2022].
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Format
Large Type
Edition
Large Print Edition.
Physical Desc
353 pages; 23 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
9781432898021, 1432898027

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"Portions of this work originally appeared in The New Yorker"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
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"RECOMMENDED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND BILL GATES * SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR WRITING * NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ESQUIRE AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY * "Beautifully and insistently, Kolbert shows us that it is time to think radically about the ways we manage the environment."--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"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Kolbert, E. (2022). Under a white sky: the nature of the future (Large Print Edition.). Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kolbert, Elizabeth. 2022. Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future. Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kolbert, Elizabeth. Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Kolbert, Elizabeth. Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future Large Print Edition., Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2022.

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