Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore
ISBN: 1571313818
EAN13: 9781571313812
Language: English
Publication Date: Mar 12, 2019
Pages: 328
Dimensions: 1" H x 8.5" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 1.113334 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE IN GENERAL NONFICTION
WINER OF THE NATIONAL OUTDOR BOK AWARD
A CHICAGO TRIBUNE TOP TEN BOK OF 2018
A GUARDIAN, NPR's SCIENCE FRIDAY, PUBLISHERS WEKLY, AND LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOK OF 2018

Hailed as deeply felt (New York Times), a revelation (Pacific Standard), and the book on climate change and sea levels that was missing (Chicago Tribune), Rising is both a highly original work of lyric reportage and a haunting meditation on how to let go of the places we love.

With every passing day, and every record-breaking hurricane, it grows clearer that climate change is neither imagined nor distant--and that rising seas are transforming the coastline of the United States in irrevocable ways. In Rising, Elizabeth Rush guides readers through some of the places where this change has been most dramatic, from the Gulf Coast to Miami, and from New York City to the Bay Area. For many of the plants, animals, and humans in these places, the options are stark: retreat or perish in place.

Weaving firsthand testimonials from those facing this choice--a Staten Islander who lost her father during Sandy, the remaining holdouts of a Native American community on a drowning Isle de Jean Charles, a neighborhood in Pensacola settled by escaped slaves hundreds of years Read More chevron_right

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