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Collection: 7-day Books
Call Number: 304.2
Author: Kolbert, Elizabeth
Title: Under a white sky
Summary, etc. note: "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? 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. She meets scientists who are trying to preserve the world's rarest fish, which lives in a single, tiny pool in the middle of the Mojave. She visits a lava field in Iceland, where engineers are turning carbon emissions to stone; an aquarium in Australia, where researchers are trying to develop "super coral" that can survive on a hotter globe; and a lab at Harvard, where physicists are contemplating shooting tiny diamonds into the stratosphere in order to reflect sunlight back to space and 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"--

International Standard Book Number: 9780593136294
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: (hardcover)
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9780593136270
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9780593238776
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Classification number: GF75
Edition number: 23
Classification number: 304.2/8
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Elizabeth Kolbert.
Edition statement: First edition.
Place of publication: New York ,NY
Name of publisher: Crown Publishers, Inc.
Date of publication: 2021
Projected publication date: 2104
: New York :
: Crown,
: [2021]
Extent: 1 online resource and 206 pages
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Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
: Provided by publisher.
Source of acquisition: B & T 3/19/21
Purchase price: 28.00
: Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed.
Subject: Nature
Subject: Human ecology.
Subject: Environmental protection.
Subject: Ecological engineering.
Subject: Sustainability.
General subdivision: Effect of human beings on.
Main entry heading: Kolbert, Elizabeth.
Edition: First edition.
Place, publisher, and date of publication: New York : Crown, [2021]
Display text: Print version:
Title: Under a white sky
Record control number: (DLC) 2020047398
International Standard Book Number: 9780593136270
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: ecip ebook 2020-11-09
: LC online resource
: 2020-11-09

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