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Kolbert, Elizabeth

Overview
Works: 57 works in 206 publications in 8 languages and 10,214 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Science films  Environmental films  Wildlife films  Popular works  Essays  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Anecdotes  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: QE721.2.E97, 576.84
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Publications about Elizabeth Kolbert
Publications by Elizabeth Kolbert
Most widely held works by Elizabeth Kolbert
The sixth extinction : an unnatural history by Elizabeth Kolbert( Book )
38 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,478 libraries worldwide
Over the last half billion years, there have been five major mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on Earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. This time around the cataclysm is us. In this book the author tells us why and how human beings have altered life on the planet in a way no species has before. She provides a moving account of the disappearances of various species occurring all around us and traces the evolution of extinction as concept, from its first articulation by Georges Cuvier in revolutionary Paris up to Lyell and Darwin, and through the present day. The sixth extinction is likely to be mankind's most lasting legacy, compelling us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human. -- Publisher description
Field notes from a catastrophe : man, nature, and climate change by Elizabeth Kolbert( Book )
52 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,942 libraries worldwide
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 frightening parallels 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
The ends of the earth : an anthology of the finest writing on the Arctic and the Antarctic ( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 679 libraries worldwide
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
The sixth extinction : an unnatural history by Elizabeth Kolbert( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 630 libraries worldwide
Provides an 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, compelling us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human
The best American science and nature writing 2013 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
Presents fictional and non-fictional stories written by American authors that discuss topics in science and nature
The best American science and nature writing 2014 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 318 libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of nature and science essays published in American periodicals in 2013, including works by such authors as Katherine Bagley, Barbara Kingsolver, Fred Pearce, and Carl Zimmer
The best American science and nature writing 2009 ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 301 libraries worldwide
Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Wendell Berry, Douglas Fox, Adam Frank, Nicholas Carr, Chris Carroll, Sue Halpern, Walter Isaacson, Frederick Kaufman, Virginia Morell, John Broome
The best American science and nature writing 2015 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 261 libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of nature and science essays published in American periodicals in 2014
The prophet of love : and other tales of power and deceit by Elizabeth Kolbert( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
"As a reporter for The New York Times and then The New Yorker, Elizabeth Kolbert has had unparalleled access to the inner workings of the country's most complex and fascinating city. In the profiles assembled here, she talks to politicians and policemen, bureaucrats and radicals, celebrities and demagogues. She follows some on their heady ascent and others as they fall from grace, all the while questioning how power is attained, and then, just as often, squandered."--Jacket
Field notes from a catastrophe : [man, nature, and climate change] by Elizabeth Kolbert( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
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
Field notes from a catastrophe : a frontline report on climate change by Elizabeth Kolbert( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
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 ... In the years since, the story has continued to develop; the situation has become more dire, even as our understanding of it grows. Now Kolbert returns to the defining book of her career. She'll add a chapter bringing things up to date on the existing text, plus she'll add three new chapters - on ocean acidification, the tar sands, and a Danish town that's gone carbon neutral. It will, once again, be a must-read for our moment
Vor uns die Sintflut : Depeschen von der Klimafront by Elizabeth Kolbert( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 92 libraries worldwide
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 frightening parallels 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
La sixième extinction : comment l'homme détruit la vie by Elizabeth Kolbert( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 77 libraries worldwide
The Antarctic : an anthology ( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
A literary anthology explores the natural wonders of the frozen landscapes of the Arctic in a compilation of first-person narratives, cultural histories, science and nature writing, and fiction
Sunday morning ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
This segment of Sunday Morning is about the research being done on the differences between the male and female brains
Racing extinction ( visu )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
"Oscar- winning director Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) assembles a team of artists and activists on an undercover operation to expose the hidden world of endangered species and the race to protect them against mass extinction. Spanning the globe to infiltrate the world's most dangerous black markets and using high tech tactics to document the link between carbon emissions and species extinction, Racing Extinction reveals stunning, never-before seen images that truly change the way we see the world." -- distributor's website
Out of balance : ExxonMobil's impact on climate change ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Scientists, environmentalists, and authors explain global warming and how ExxonMobile has contributed to the problem
La sesta estinzione : una storia innaturale by Elizabeth Kolbert( Book )
3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Italian and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Making the Geologic Now: Responses to Material Conditions of Contemporary Life by Brett Milligan( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in Undetermined and held by 18 libraries worldwide
The ends of the Earth : an anthology of the finest writing on the Arctic and the Antarctic by Elizabeth Kolbert( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
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
 
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Alternative Names
Elizabeth Kolbert Amerikaans journaliste
Elizabeth Kolbert journalist and author
Elizabeth Kolbert US-amerikanische Journalistin und Schriftstellerin
콜버트, 엘리자베스
エリザベス・コルバート
コルバート, エリザベス
Languages
English (123)
German (12)
Chinese (5)
Italian (5)
Spanish (4)
Dutch (3)
French (1)
Japanese (1)
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