Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of the international bestseller The Sixth Extinction, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize, and Field Notes from a Catastrophe- Man, Nature, and Climate Change. She has been a staff writer at the New Yorker since 1999, and has been awarded the Blake-Dodd Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts, with her husband and children.
One of the great science journalists, Kolbert has for many years been an essential voice, a reporter from the front lines of the environmental crisis... Important, necessary, urgent and phenomenally interesting... Beautifully and insistently, Kolbert shows us that it is time to think radically about the ways we manage the environment; time to work with what we have, using the knowledge we have, with our eyes fully open to the realities of where we are -- HELEN MACDONALD * New York Times * Riveting... inspiring... the premier chronicler of humanity's thoughtless destruction of our habitat * Washington Post * Kolbert's prose is peppered with...mordant observations, which bring out the humanity (or animality) in her subjects -- Ben Cooke * The Times * This intimate natural history is both a sober assessment of the ecosystems we have harmed and an exciting description of some of the discoveries that could help undo that damage * Scientific American * Brilliantly executed and urgently necessary * Publishers Weekly *