u003cbu003eThe Pulitzer Prize-winning author of u003ciu003eThe Sixth Extinctionu003c/iu003e returns to humanity's transformative impact on the environment, now asking: After doing so much damage, can we change nature, this time to save it? u003cpu003e"A superb and honest reflection of our extraordinary time."--u003ciu003eNatureu003c/iu003eu003c/bu003e u003cpu003eThat man should have dominion "over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth" is a prophecy that has hardened into fact. So pervasive are human impacts on the planet that it's said we live in a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene. u003cpu003eIn u003ciu003eUnder a White Sky, u003c/iu003e Elizabeth Kolbert takes a hard look at the new world we are creating. Along the way, she meets biologists who are trying to preserve the world's rarest fish, which lives in a single tiny pool in the middle of the Mojave; engineers who are turning carbon emissions to stone in Iceland; Australian researchers who are trying to develop a super coral that can survive on a hotter globe; and physicists who are contemplating shooting tiny diamonds into the stratosphere to cool the earth. u003cpu003eOne way to look at human civilization, says Kolbert, is as a ten-thousand-year exercise in defying nature. In u003ciu003eThe Sixth Extinction, u003c/iu003e she explored the ways in which our capacity for destruction has reshaped the natural world. Now she examines how the very sorts of interventions that have imperiled our planet are increasingly seen as the only hope for its salvation. By turns inspiring, terrifying, and darkly comic, u003ciu003eUnder a White Skyu003c/iu003e is an utterly original examination of the challenges we face.