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Elizabeth Kolbert

Autor(a) de The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

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Elizabeth Kolbert is a staff writer for The New Yorker. Her series on global warming, The Climate of Man, won the American Association for the Advancement of Science's magazine writing award and a National Academies communications award. She is a two-time National Magazine Award winner. She has mostrar mais written several books including Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change and The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, which won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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The Best American Science Writing 2006 (2006) — Contribuidor — 264 exemplares
The Best American Science Writing 2007 (2007) — Contribuidor — 237 exemplares
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016 (2016) — Contribuidor — 129 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2019 (2019) — Contribuidor — 127 exemplares
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
The Best American Science Writing 2010 (2010) — Contribuidor — 101 exemplares
Climate Change: Picturing the Science (2009) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
Fragile Earth: Views of a Changing World (2006) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
The Best American Magazine Writing 2006 (2006) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
Letter to a Stranger: Essays to the Ones Who Haunt Us (2021) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
A World in One Cubic Foot: Portraits of Biodiversity (2012) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
The Hidden Life of Ice: Dispatches from a Disappearing World (2019) — Prefácio, algumas edições28 exemplares
The Best American Political Writing 2002 (2002) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Lost Fish: Anthologies of the Work of the Comte De Lacepede (2009) — Introdução, algumas edições13 exemplares
Writers on Earth: New Visions for Our Planet (2019) — Prefácio, algumas edições2 exemplares


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Data de nascimento
The New York Times
The New Yorker
Prémios e menções honrosas
Lannan Literary Fellowship (2006)

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Elizabeth Kolbert (born 1961) is an American journalist and author and visiting fellow at Williams College. She spent her early childhood in the Bronx, New York; her family then relocated to Larchmont, New York, where she remained until 1979.

After graduating from Mamaroneck High School, Kolbert spent four years studying literature at Yale University. In 1983, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the Universität Hamburg, in Germany.

Elizabeth Kolbert started working for The New York Times in 1983. Since 1999, she has been a staff-writer for The New Yorker.



If you love biology, if you love anthropology, eco-tourism, geology, or just the earth sciences, you will have fun reading this update to Al Gore. What's really happening to life on this planet.
MylesKesten | 158 outras críticas | Jan 23, 2024 |
Fascinating read, so fascinating one almost forgets that what we are talking about is our impending doom. It’s hopeful in a fatalistic way, but fascinating in the detail and history of lessons learned and lessons ignored. I devoured this book in a day.
BookyMaven | 21 outras críticas | Dec 6, 2023 |
Some good articles, but some lame ones too. I liked contagious cancer, New York City sewage, the itch, plus a few others. January 4, 2012
BBrookes | 2 outras críticas | Dec 2, 2023 |
A short book that feels half finished. The worst penchants of the author are more grating here than in the last book, namely the incessant dropping of references to poems, music, literature. We get it, you write for the New Yorker. Some chapters read more like a travel blog than reporting on these projects. It speeds up toward the end, with Covid seemingly impacting the book's production schedule and it all just sort of ends on a sour note of defeatism.

Still, about half of the book is worthwhile and goes into some detail about the various climate management solutions that try to combat climate change, from carbon capture to solar radiation management to genetic hardening and manipulation.… (mais)
A.Godhelm | 21 outras críticas | Oct 20, 2023 |



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