Join us for another top author conversation and participate in an audience Q&A after the discussion.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Elizabeth Kolbert is an American journalist and author and visiting fellow at Williams College. She is best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning book "The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History," and as a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine who observes and comments on environmentalism.
ABOUT "UNDER THE WHITE SKY"
"The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of 'The Sixth Extinction' returns to humanity’s transformative impact on the environment, now asking: After doing so much damage, can we change nature, this time to save it?
One way to look at human civilization, says Kolbert, is as a ten-thousand-year exercise in defying nature. In The Sixth Extinction, she explored the ways in which our capacity for destruction has reshaped the natural world. Now she examines how the very sorts of interventions that have imperiled our planet are increasingly seen as the only hope for its salvation. By turns inspiring, terrifying, and darkly comic, Under a White Sky is an utterly original examination of the challenges we face."
--Penguin Random House
ABOUT THE CONVERSATION PARTNER
Michelle Nijhuis, the author of "Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction," is a project editor at The Atlantic magazine, a contributing editor at High Country News, and an award-winning reporter whose work has been published in National Geographic and The New York Times Magazine. She is coeditor of The Science Writers’ Handbook and lives in White Salmon, Washington.