Extended Audio Sample

Download Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change (Unabridged), by Elizabeth Kolbert
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,060 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Kolbert Narrator: Hope Davis Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 0 votes

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 path, the world has reached a critical threshold. By the end of the century, it will likely be hotter than at any point 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.

Taking listeners from the melting Alaskan permafrost to storm-torn New Orleans, acclaimed journalist Elizabeth Kolbert approaches this monumental problem from every angle. She interviews researchers and environmentalists, explains the science, draws frightening parallels to lost civilizations, and presents the moving tales of people who are watching their worlds disappear. Growing out of an award-winning three-part series for The New Yorker, Field Notes from a Catastrophe brings the environment into the consciousness of the American people and asks what, if anything, can be done to save our planet.

Download and start listening now!

BK_SANS_000669

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kim | 2/19/2014

    " Reading this one to teach right now. So far, a bit science-y for my taste, but relevant! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Shane | 2/19/2014

    " Great combination of facts and personal stories that lays out the climate change issue. Sadly the doubters who most need to read this, won't. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jennifer | 2/16/2014

    " interesting and alarming "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sarah | 2/12/2014

    " I love Elizabeth Kolbert. I was really excited when sections of this book started showing up in the New Yorker, too, because she wrote about some people and places that I know. There's a chapter about Fairbanks, Alaska, and a chapter about one of my former college archaeology professors... v. exciting. "

  • > Show All
Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations