Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future, Elizabeth Kolbert
  • List: $19.99  |  Sale: $13.99
    Club: $9.99
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future

Author: Elizabeth Kolbert

Narrator: Rebecca Lowman

Unabridged: 6 hr 21 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio

Published: 02/09/2021

Genre: Social Science

Synopsis

The New York Times bestselling author of The Sixth Extinction and Field Notes from a Catastrophe returns to humanity’s transformative impact on the environment in Under a White Sky.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. The question we now face is: Can we change nature, this time in order to save it? Elizabeth Kolbert, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Sixth Extinction, takes a hard look at the new world we are creating. Along the way, 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; engineers who are turning carbon emissions to stone in Iceland; Australian researchers who are trying to develop a “super coral” that can survive on a hotter globe; and physicists who are contemplating shooting tiny diamonds into the stratosphere to 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.

Recommended

Scarcity Why Having Too Little Means So Much, Sendhil Mullainathan
Scarcity
by Sendhil Mullainathan

List: $19.95

Sale: $13.97

Club: $9.97

Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Published: 09/03/2013

Eating Animals, Jonathan Safran Foer
Eating Animals
by Jonathan Safran Foer

List: $24.99

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Jonathan Todd Ross
Published: 11/06/2009

Britain Etc.  AUDIO, Mark Easton
Britain Etc. AUDIO
by Mark Easton

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Mark Easton
Published: 03/01/2012

The Gaslighting of the Millennial Generation How to Succeed in a Society That Blames You for Everything Gone Wrong, Caitlin Fisher
The Gaslighting of the Millennial Gen...
by Caitlin Fisher

List: $19.95

Sale: $13.97

Club: $9.97

Narrator: Erica Sullivan
Published: 12/24/2019

Drink The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol, Ann Dowsett Johnston
Drink
by Ann Dowsett Johnston

List: $24.99

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie
Published: 10/01/2013

Unequal Childhoods Class, Race, and Family Life, Second Edition, with an Update a Decade Later, Annette Lareau
Unequal Childhoods
by Annette Lareau

List: $22.49

Sale: $15.74

Club: $11.24

Narrator: Xe Sands
Published: 11/14/2011

The Righteous Mind Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion, Jonathan Haidt
The Righteous Mind
by Jonathan Haidt

List: $39.98

Sale: $27.98

Club: $19.98

Narrator: Jonathan Haidt
Published: 07/17/2012

High-Risers Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing, Ben Austen
High-Risers
by Ben Austen

List: $29.99

Sale: $21.00

Club: $14.99

Narrator: Ron Butler
Published: 02/13/2018

Letter to a Christian Nation, Sam Harris
Letter to a Christian Nation
by Sam Harris

List: $11.95

Sale: $8.36

Club: $5.97

Narrator: Jordan Bridges
Published: 12/05/2006
{"id":"4791405","ean":"9781508255277","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future","subtitle":"The Nature of the Future","author":"Elizabeth Kolbert","rating_average":"4.5","narrator":"Rebecca Lowman","ubr_id":"4791405","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"19.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"11.99","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Rebecca Lowman","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 6 hr 21 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}