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New Yorker writer Kolbert tackles the controversial subject of global warming. Americans have been warned since the late 1970s that the buildup of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere threatens to melt the polar ice sheets and irreversibly change our climate. With little done since then to alter this dangerous course, now is the moment to salvage our future. By the end of the century, the world will likely be hotter than it's been in the last two million years, and the sweeping consequences of this change will determine the future of life on earth for generations to come. Kolbert approaches this monumental problem from every angle. She travels to the Arctic, interviews researchers and environmentalists, explains the science and the studies, draws frighteningparallels to lost ancient civilizations, unpacks the politics, and presents the personal tales of those who are being affected most--the people who make their homes near the poles and are watching their worlds disappear.--From publisher description.Explores the issue of global warming from every angle, incorporating interviews with researchers and environmentalists, explaining the science and the studies, and presenting the personal tales of those who are being affected most.

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9781596911253, titled "Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change" | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, March 7, 2006, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: New Yorker writer Kolbert tackles the controversial subject of global warming.

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9781620409886, titled "Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change" | Updated edition (Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, February 3, 2015), cover price $17.00
9781596911307, titled "Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, And Climate Change" | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, December 26, 2006, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Explores the issue of global warming from every angle, incorporating interviews with researchers and environmentalists, explaining the science and the studies, and presenting the personal tales of those who are being affected most.
9780373196531, titled "A Day Late and a Bride Short" | Harlequin Books, March 1, 2003, cover price $3.99 | also contains A Day Late and a Bride Short

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9780743555647 | Unabridged edition (Simon & Schuster, March 7, 2006), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Explores the issue of global warming from every angle, incorporating interviews with researchers and environmentalists, explaining the science and the studies, and presenting the personal tales of those who are being affected most.

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Product Description: Elizabeth kolbert's environmental classic field notes from a catastrophe first developed out of a groundbreaking, award-winning three-part series in the new yorker. She expanded it into a still-concise yet richly researched and damning book about climate change: a primer on the greatest challenge facing the world today...read more

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9781408860441 | Bloomsbury Pub Ltd, January 15, 2015, cover price $15.25 | About this edition: Elizabeth kolbert's environmental classic field notes from a catastrophe first developed out of a groundbreaking, award-winning three-part series in the new yorker.

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Product Description: WARNING: This is not the actual book The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert. Do not buy this Summary, Review & Analysis if you are looking for a full copy of this great book. This summary of The Sixth Extinction drills deep down into the book, which travels to exotic locations around the world to illustrate case studies of an endangered planet (think of it as a "1000 places to see before the world dies")...read more

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9781496189882 | Createspace Independent Pub, March 11, 2014, cover price $6.95 | About this edition: WARNING: This is not the actual book The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert.

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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE From the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe, a powerful and important work about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a compelling account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes.Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. This time around, the cataclysm is us. The Sixth Extinction draws on the work of scores of researchers in half a dozen disciplines–geologists who study deep ocean cores, botanists who follow the tree line as it climbs up the Andes, and marine biologists who dive off the Great Barrier Reef. Elizabeth Kolbert, two-time winner of the National Magazine Award and New Yorker writer, accompanies many of these researchers into the field, and introduces you to a dozen species–some already gone, others facing extinction–that are being affected by the sixth extinction. Through these stories, Kolbert provides a moving account of the disappearances occurring all around us and traces the evolution of extinction as concept, from its first articulation by Georges Cuvier in revolutionary Paris up through the present day. The sixth extinction is likely to be mankind's most lasting legacy; as Kolbert observes, it compels us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human.

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9781408851210 | Bloomsbury Pub Ltd, February 13, 2014, cover price $33.40
9780805092998 | Henry Holt & Co, February 11, 2014, cover price $28.00

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9781250062185 | Reprint edition (Picador USA, January 6, 2015), cover price $16.00

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9781442369450 | Unabridged edition (Simon & Schuster, February 11, 2014), cover price $34.99 | About this edition: WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE From the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe, a powerful and important work about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a compelling account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes.

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Product Description: La catástrofe que viene es el libro de referencia sobre el cambio climático, un tema crucial y el mayor desafío de nuestros tiemposConocida por su periodismo político perspicaz e inquisitivo, Elizabeth Kolbert nos trae un libro clave del ecologismo contemporáneo que muchos han comparado con el mítico Primavera silenciosa...read more

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9780061713514 | Italian edition edition (Rayo, April 1, 2009), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: La catástrofe que viene es el libro de referencia sobre el cambio climático, un tema crucial y el mayor desafío de nuestros tiemposConocida por su periodismo político perspicaz e inquisitivo, Elizabeth Kolbert nos trae un libro clave del ecologismo contemporáneo que muchos han comparado con el mítico Primavera silenciosa.

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Product Description: Language:Chinese.Jun HardCover. Pub Date: 2009 Pages: 231 Publisher: Assouline With more than two hundred richly colored. painstakingly detailed antique illustrations. Lost Fish offers a chance to meditate on the dazzling beauty of marine life before it is too late...read more
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9782759403929 | Editions Assouline, April 1, 2009, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: Language:Chinese.

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Presents 365 photographs that capture the splendors of the natural world, accompanied by practical suggestions and simple environment-friendly actions that can help protect the fragile ecosystems and wildlife of the planet.

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9780810984066 | New upd edition (Harry N Abrams Inc, October 1, 2008), cover price $32.50
9780810959514 | Harry N Abrams Inc, November 1, 2005, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Presents 365 photographs that capture the splendors of the natural world, accompanied by practical suggestions and simple environment-friendly actions that can help protect the fragile ecosystems and wildlife of the planet.
9780810959774 | Harry N Abrams Inc, October 14, 2005, cover price $31.75 | About this edition: Throughout his award-winning photographic career, Philippe Bourseiller has recorded the splendors of untamed nature, from the immensities of the ice floe to the fury of the volcano, from the vast open spaces of Patagonia to the aridity of the Sahara.
9780134750958, titled "Interpersonal Practice in Social Work: Processes and Procedures" | Prentice Hall, cover price $67.00 | also contains Interpersonal Practice in Social Work: Processes and Procedures

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A literary anthology 'flip book' commemorating the International Polar Year explores the natural wonders of the frozen landscapes of the Arctic and Antarctic in a unique compilation of first-person narratives, cultural histories, science and nature writing, fiction, and more, by Jon Krakauer, Jack London, Barry Lopez, Ursula K. Le Guin, Diane Ackerman, and others.

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9781596914438 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, October 2, 2007, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A literary anthology explores the natural wonders of the frozen landscapes of the Arctic and Antarctic in a compilation of first-person narratives, cultural histories, science and nature writing, and fiction.

A journalist reassesses the complex workings of power in New York in a collection of incisive portraits of such figures as Boss Tweed, Hillary Clinton, Rudolph Giuliani, Michael Bloomberg, Al Sharpton, and others to explain why certain people attain power, how they use it, and how they lose it. 15,000 first printing.

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9781582344638 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, May 1, 2004, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: A journalist reassesses the complex workings of power in New York in a collection of incisive portraits of such figures as Boss Tweed, Hillary Clinton, Rudolph Giuliani, Michael Bloomberg, Al Sharpton, and others to explain why certain people attain power, how they use it, and how they lose it.

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