The Story of More by Hope Jahren audiobook

The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here

By Hope Jahren
Read by Hope Jahren

Random House Audio 9780525563389
6.72 Hours 1
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The essential pocket primer on climate change that will leave an indelible impact on everyone who reads it. “Hope Jahren asks the central question of our time: how can we learn to live on a finite planet?" (Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction). “Hope Jahren is the voice that science has been waiting for.” —Nature Hope Jahren is an award-winning scientist, a brilliant writer, a passionate teacher, and one of the seven billion people with whom we share this earth. In The Story of More, she illuminates the link between human habits and our imperiled planet. In concise, highly readable chapters, she takes us through the science behind the key inventions—from electric power to large-scale farming to automobiles—that, even as they help us, release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere like never before. She explains the current and projected consequences of global warming—from superstorms to rising sea levels—and the actions that we all can take to fight back. At once an explainer on the mechanisms of global change and a lively, personal narrative given to us in Jahren’s inimitable voice, The Story of More is “a superb account of the deadly struggle between humanity and what may prove the only life-bearing planet within ten light years" (E. O. Wilson).

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A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

The essential pocket primer on climate change that will leave an indelible impact on everyone who reads it. “Hope Jahren asks the central question of our time: how can we learn to live on a finite planet?" (Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction). “Hope Jahren is the voice that science has been waiting for.” —Nature Hope Jahren is an award-winning scientist, a brilliant writer, a passionate teacher, and one of the seven billion people with whom we share this earth. In The Story of More, she illuminates the link between human habits and our imperiled planet. In concise, highly readable chapters, she takes us through the science behind the key inventions—from electric power to large-scale farming to automobiles—that, even as they help us, release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere like never before. She explains the current and projected consequences of global warming—from superstorms to rising sea levels—and the actions that we all can take to fight back. At once an explainer on the mechanisms of global change and a lively, personal narrative given to us in Jahren’s inimitable voice, The Story of More is “a superb account of the deadly struggle between humanity and what may prove the only life-bearing planet within ten light years" (E. O. Wilson).

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The Story of More is thoughtful, informative, and—above all—essential.” Elizabeth Kolbert, New York Times bestselling author
“Offers a broad environmental argument that we need to change our habit of ‘making things for the purpose of discarding them.’" New York Times Book Review
“[A] fascinating, easy-to-understand read…Jahren concludes by asking readers to define their values and make changes to the way they live to help ameliorate continuing damage to the earth…Should be read by all.” Library Journal (starred review)
“In careful, measured tones, author/narrator Hope Jahren offers listeners an accessible—and sobering—assessment of how and why we are facing what she sees as our current inflection point in climate change…Balancing careful, credible research and stories of human experiences, Jahren makes hard truths palatable and personable, offering hope to those who choose to act.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Hope Jahren

Author Bio: Hope Jahren

Hope Jahren is an award-winning scientist who has been pursuing independent research in paleobiology since 1996. Recognized by Time in 2016 as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, she is the recipient of three Fulbright Awards and served as a tenured professor at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu from 2008 to 2016, where she built the isotope geobiology laboratories. She holds the J. Tuzo Wilson professorship at the University of Oslo, Norway.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 6.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English