A National Bestseller
One of the ten best books of the year: The Washington Post
One of the best books of the year: Time, Esquire, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews
A Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author
In Under a White Sky, Elizabeth Kolbert takes a look at the new world we are creating. Along the way, she meets biologists who are trying to preserve the world's rarest fish, which lives in a tiny pool in the middle of the Mojave; engineers who are turning carbon emissions to stone in Iceland; Australian researchers who are trying to develop a "super coral" that can survive on a hotter globe; and physicists who are contemplating shooting tiny diamonds into the stratosphere to cool the earth. She examines how the very sorts of interventions that have imperiled our planet are increasingly seen as the only hope for its salvation.