'The hard, cold, sobering facts about global warming and its effects on the environment that sustains us. Kolbert's "Field Notes from a Catstrophe" is nothing less than a "Silent Spring" for our time' T.C. Boyle 'A riveting view of the apocalypse already upon us. Kolbert mesmerizes with her poetic cadence as she closes the coffin on the arguments of the global warming skeptics' Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. 'Reading Field Notes during the 2005 hurricane season is what it must have been like to read Silent Spring in the 1960s. When you put down this book, you'll see the world through different eyes' Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind 'Reporters talk about the trial of the decade or the storm of the century. But for the planet we live on, the changes now unfolding are of a kind and scale that have not been seen in thousands of years--not since the retreat of the last ice age. In Field Notes from a Catastrophe, Elizabeth Kolbert gives us a clear, succinct, and invaluable report from the front. Even if you have followed the story for years, you will want to read it. And if you know anyone who still does not understand the reality and the scale of global warming, you will want to give them this book' Jonathan Weiner, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Beak of the Finch
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