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Kolbert, Elizabeth

Overview
Works: 37 works in 132 publications in 8 languages and 7,838 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Popular works  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: QC981.8.G56, 363.73874
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Publications about Elizabeth Kolbert
Publications by Elizabeth Kolbert
Most widely held works by Elizabeth Kolbert
Field notes from a catastrophe : man, nature, and climate change by Elizabeth Kolbert( Book )
49 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,041 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 sixth extinction : an unnatural history by Elizabeth Kolbert( Book )
18 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 2,281 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
The ends of the earth : an anthology of the finest writing on the Arctic and the Antarctic by Elizabeth Kolbert( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 686 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 )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 441 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 by Siddhartha Mukherjee( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 331 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 2009 ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 319 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 2014 by Deborah Blum( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 206 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 prophet of love : and other tales of power and deceit by Elizabeth Kolbert( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 188 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."--BOOK 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 161 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 interviews researchers and environmentalists, explains the science and the studies, draws frightening parallels to lost ancient civilizations and presents the personal tales of those who are watching their worlds disappear
The Antarctic : an anthology ( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 55 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
Out of balance ExxonMobil's impact on climate change ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Scientists, environmentalists, and authors explain global warming and how ExxonMobile has contributed to the problem
The ends of the Earth : an anthology of the finest writing about the Arctic and the Antarctic ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Lost fish : anthologies of the work of the Comte de Lacépède by La Cépède( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
365 ways to save the earth by Philippe Bourseiller( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
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. This experience has given him unique insight into both the richness and the fragility of our environment. In this book, he takes the reader on a daily journey through our planet, revealing its hidden face. For every day of the year he presents a stunning photograph and a simple, environment-friendly action that enables the reader to participate in the protection of planet Earth. Bourseiller is a true field photographer whose talents as a climber, caver, and diver enable him to move easily through the extreme environments that he frequents and, as we see in these pages, return with extraordinary images.--From publisher description
Cronache da una catastrofe : viaggio in un pianeta in pericolo : dal cambiamento climatico alla mutazione delle specie by Elizabeth Kolbert( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 7 libraries worldwide
An anthology of the finest writing on the Arctic and the Antarctic ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
A boxed set of two hardcover books featuring a selection of the greatest writing about the Arctic and the Antarctic
¿Sexta extinción? by Elizabeth Kolbert( Article )
1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 3 libraries worldwide
"En los últimos 500 millones de años se han producido, al menos, 20 extinciones masivas. Cinco fueron tan devastadoras que se sitúan en una categoría propia y acabaron con gran parte de la biodiversidad. ¿Estamos viviendo la sexta extinción? ¿Es el hombre su causa?
The climate of man by Elizabeth Kolbert( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Crash course : can a seventeen-mile-long collider unlock the universe? by Elizabeth Kolbert( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"Sometime in the next few months, physicists at CERN will finish preparations for the most ambitious particle-physics experiment ever, which will be conducted in an apparatus modestly referred to as the Large Hadron Collider, or L.H.C. The L.H.C. fills a circular tunnel seventeen miles in circumference. To get from one side of it to the other, it is necessary to drive through several towns, and then descend three hundred feet in an elevator. Alternatively, it is possible to ride through the tunnel in one of the dozens of bicycles CERN provides for its staff, but in that case a supply of emergency oxygen is required. The L.H.C. is considered the best - some would say the only - hope for testing the theories of 'new physics' against material reality. Once the collider begins operating at full power - in early 2008, if all goes well - nearly half the particle physicists in the world will be involved in analyzing its four-million-megabyte-per-hour stream of data. Few events in the history of science have had a bigger buildup. It's been suggested that the L.H.C. will unlock the secrets of the universe or, barring that, prove this ambition to be hopeless."
Parures d'océan : poissons & cétacés d'hier by La Cépède( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
コルバート, エリザベス
Languages
English (96)
German (7)
Spanish (5)
Italian (2)
Dutch (2)
French (1)
Japanese (1)
Chinese (1)
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