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Book Talk: Elizabeth Kolbert: Field Notes From a Catastrophe

9:27 PM EST on January 18, 2007

Join the New York City Audubon Society for a discussion and book signing of Field Notes From a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change by Elizabeth Kolbert.

In her most recent book, Kolbert approaches global warming from every angle. She travels to the Arctic, the North of England, Holland and Puerto Rico, interviews researchers and environmentalists, draws frightening parallels to lost ancient civilizations, unpacks the politics, and presents the personal tales of those who are being affected most. By the end of the century, the world will probably 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. Field Notes is a description of the realities of global warming and a passionate plea for action while there is still time. Kolbert was a reporter for the New York Times for fourteen years before becoming a staff writer covering politics for the New Yorker. She is the author of The Prophet of Love, and will be introduced by Sarah Murdock, the Senior Policy Advisor on Climate Change for The Nature Conservancy.

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