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The heat will kill you first : life and death on a scorched planet / Jeff Goodell.

Goodell, Jeff, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316497572
  • ISBN: 0316497576
  • ISBN: 9780316497572
  • ISBN: 0316497576
  • Physical Description: x, 385 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2023]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-372) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: The goldilocks zone -- A cautionary tale -- How heat shaped us -- Heat islands -- Life on the run -- Anatomy of a crime scene -- Magic valley -- The blob -- The sweat economy -- Ice at the end of the world -- The mosquito is my vector -- Cheap cold air -- What you can't see won't hurt you -- Roast, flee, or act -- The white bear -- Epilogue: beyond goldilocks.
Summary, etc.:
"The Heat Will Kill You First is about the extreme ways in which our planet is already changing. It is about why spring is coming a few weeks earlier and fall is coming a few weeks later and the impact that will have on everything from our food supply to disease outbreaks. It is about what will happen to our lives and our communities when typical summer days in Chicago or Boston go from 90° F to 110°F. A heatwave, Goodell explains, is a predatory event--one that culls out the most vulnerable people. But that is changing. As heatwaves become more intense and more common, they will become more democratic. As an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of environmental journalism for decades, Goodell's new book may be his most provocative yet, explaining how extreme heat will dramatically change the world as we know it"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Global warming.
Heat waves (Meteorology)
Climatic changes.

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  • 31 of 35 copies available at Bibliomation.
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Ridgefield Library 363.738 GOO (Text) 34010155590333 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Babcock Library - Ashford 363.73 New (Text) 33110150619623 Adult New Material Available -
Beekley Community Library - New Hartford NEW 551.642 GOODELL J (Text) 32544072685802 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Bentley Memorial Library - Bolton 363.738 Goo (Text) 33160155054045 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Bethel Public Library NEW 363.738 GOO (Text) 34030148543850 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 12/19/2023
Brookfield Library 551.6425/GOODELL (Text) 34029154514128 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown 551.6425 GOO (Text) 34014148571160 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
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Easton Public Library 363.738 GOODELL, JEFF (Text) 37777155334857 Adult Nonfiction Available -


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