Thursday, October 14, 2021 7:00 PM
In Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Elizabeth Kolbert tells the incredible stories of biologists trying to save the world’s rarest fish, researchers developing a “super coral,” and engineers in Iceland turning carbon to stone. After writing her award-winning book The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, Kolbert now asks the question: “After doing so much damage, can we change nature, this time to save it?” Publisher’s Weekly calls the darkly comic Under a White Sky, “Brilliantly executed and urgently necessary.”
Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change and The Sixth Extinction, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize. For her work at The New Yorker, where she’s a a staff writer, she has received two National Magazine Awards and the Blake-Dodd Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts, with her husband and children.
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