Darien Library and Barrett Bookstore to Host Author Elizabeth Kolbert – HamletHub


Darien Library and Barrett Bookstore are pleased to present an event with Pulitzer Prize winning author Elizabeth Kolbert.
Kolbert will discuss her highly anticipated new book, Under a White Sky, a catalog of her travels across the globe to explore cutting-edge scientific projects. Maverick scientists and genetic engineers around the globe reveal their work to manipulate nature in hopes of improving the planet’s environmental health.
Kolbert’s research takes her from a plant in Iceland where carbon dioxide is being turned into stone to a fake cavern in the Mojave Desert that houses the world’s rarest fish and finally to the halls of Harvard, where researchers are contemplating shooting tiny diamond particles into the atmosphere to lower the earth’s temperature (the “white sky” in the book’s title).
This virtual event will take place on Thursday, November 11 at 7 p.m. Register on Darien Library’s website at www.darienlibrary.org/event/5323.
About Elizabeth Kolbert
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 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.
Photo credit: John Kleiner.

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