Nathaniel Rich with Claire Vaye Watkins

Two years after his well-received first book on climate change - Losing Earth: A Recent History - and novels preceding that, Nathaniel Rich is virtually back with a new work of ‘post-natural world’ ecological writing, Second Nature: Scenes from a World Remade (MCD/FSG).

"Rich's elegy to a planet he likens to a critical care patient is lyrical, erudite, and devastating...[His] investigation of "crimes against nature" and the people who are trying to stop them is alarming, enlightening, and necessary." —O Magazine.

"[A] vividly reported survey . . . Frightening but with an undercurrent of humor, Rich's study is packed with moving insight." —Publishers Weekly.

With Nathaniel Rich in conversation will be Claire Vaye Watkins, author of the brilliant book of stories, Battleborn: Stories, Gold Fame Citrus; and whose next book is eagerly awaited.

Presented by Town Hall Science in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company.

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Second Nature: Scenes from a World Remade Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374106034
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: MCD - March 30th, 2021

Battleborn: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594631450
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - August 6th, 2013

Monday, April 5, 2021 - 7:30pm
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