The author of the international bestseller 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?
Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of the international bestseller The Sixth Extinction, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize, and Field Notes from a Catastrophe- Man, Nature, and Climate Change. She has been a staff writer at the New Yorker since 1999, and has been awarded the Blake-Dodd Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts, with her husband and children.
One of the great science journalists, Kolbert has for many years
been an essential voice, a reporter from the front lines of the
environmental crisis... Important, necessary, urgent and
phenomenally interesting... Beautifully and insistently, Kolbert
shows us that it is time to think radically about the ways we
manage the environment; time to work with what we have, using the
knowledge we have, with our eyes fully open to the realities of
where we are -- HELEN MACDONALD * New York Times *
Skilful and subtle -- Ben Ehrenreich * Guardian *
Kolbert's prose is peppered with...mordant observations, which bring out the humanity (or animality) in her subjects -- Ben Cooke * The Times *
A meticulously researched and deftly crafted work of journalism that explores some of the biggest challenges of our age -- Jonathan Watts * Guardian *
Under a White Sky... exhibits Kolbert's sculptor-like skill for making climate change feel tangible, happening before our eyes and beneath our fingers -- Matt Reynolds * Wired *