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Losing Earth

(2019)
A non fiction book by

 
 
By 1979, we knew nearly everything we understand today about climate change - including how to stop it. Over the next decade, a handful of scientists, politicians, and strategists, led by two unlikely heroes, risked their careers in a desperate, escalating campaign to convince the world to act before it was too late. Losing Earth is their story and ours.

The New York Times Magazine devoted an entire issue to Nathaniel Rich's groundbreaking chronicle of that decade, which became an instant journalistic phenomenon - the subject of news coverage, editorials, and conversations all over the world. In its emphasis on the lives of the people who grappled with the great existential threat of our age, it made vivid the moral dimensions of our shared plight.

Now expanded into audiobook form, Losing Earth tells the human story of climate change in even richer, more intimate terms. It reveals, in previously unreported detail, the birth of climate denialism and the genesis of the fossil-fuel industry's coordinated effort to thwart climate policy through misinformation propaganda and political influence. The audiobook carries the story into the present day, wrestling with the long shadow of our past failures and asking crucial questions about how we make sense of our past, our future, and ourselves.

Like John Hersey's Hiroshima and Jonathan Schell's The Fate of the Earth, Losing Earth is the rarest of achievements: a riveting work of dramatic history that articulates a moral framework for understanding how we got here and how we must go forward.



Used availability for Nathaniel Rich's Losing Earth

Hardback Editions

January 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: Losing Earth: The Story of Global Warming and the Fight for Our Future; Middle Grade Edition
Author(s): Nathaniel Rich
ISBN: 0-374-31305-9 / 978-0-374-31305-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
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April 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Losing Earth: The Decade We Could Have Stopped Climate Change
Author(s): Nathaniel Rich
ISBN: 1-5290-1582-0 / 978-1-5290-1582-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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April 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Losing Earth: A Recent History
Author(s): Nathaniel Rich
ISBN: 0-374-19133-6 / 978-0-374-19133-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: MCD
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Paperback Editions

April 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Losing Earth: The Decade We Could Have Stopped Climate Change
Author(s): Nathaniel Rich
ISBN: 1-5290-1584-7 / 978-1-5290-1584-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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March 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Losing Earth: A Recent History
Author(s): Nathaniel Rich
ISBN: 1-250-25125-7 / 978-1-250-25125-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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April 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Losing Earth: The Decade We Could Have Stopped Climate Change
Author(s): Nathaniel Rich
ISBN: 1-5290-1583-9 / 978-1-5290-1583-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

May 2019 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Losing Earth: The Decade We Could Have Stopped Climate Change
Author(s): Nathaniel Rich
ISBN: 1-5290-2004-2 / 978-1-5290-2004-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan Audio
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May 2019 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Losing Earth: The Decade We Could Have Stopped Climate Change
Author(s): Nathaniel Rich
ISBN: 1-5290-2005-0 / 978-1-5290-2005-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan Australia
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


April 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Losing Earth: The Decade We Could Have Stopped Climate Change
Author(s): Nathaniel Rich
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon AU   


April 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Losing Earth: The Decade We Could Have Stopped Climate Change
Author(s): Nathaniel Rich
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Losing Earth: A Recent History
Author(s): Nathaniel Rich
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   


April 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Losing Earth: A Recent History
Author(s): Nathaniel Rich
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Losing Earth: A Recent History
Author(s): Nathaniel Rich
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2019 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Losing Earth: The Decade We Could Have Stopped Climate Change
Author(s): Nathaniel Rich
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon AU   


April 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Losing Earth: A Recent History
Author(s): Nathaniel Rich
Publisher: MCD
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA