Kolbert, Elizabeth

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Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future

A sobering and realistic look at humankind’s perhaps misplaced faith that technology can work with nature to produce a more livable planet.

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

The charm of this book (inasmuch as a book about extinction can have charm) lies in Kolbert's hands-on approach to her subject—searching for Panamanian frogs in the dark, hunting for graptolite fossils in Scotland, and observing coral spawning at Australia's Great Barrier Reef. This solid, engaging, multidisciplinary science title should appeal to a broad range of science enthusiasts, particularly those interested in environmental conservation.
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