The Story of More (Adapted for Young Adults): How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here (Hardcover)
This young adult adaptation of acclaimed geochemist and geobiologist Hope Jahren's highly respected nonfiction work is the perfect book for those interested in learning about climate change and how they can contribute to creating a more sustainable future.
Hope Jahren illuminates the science behind key inventions, clarifying how electricity, large-scale farming, and automobiles have both helped and harmed our world. She explains the current and projected consequences of unchecked global warming, from superstorms to rising sea levels, resulting from the unprecedented amounts of greenhouse gases being released into our atmosphere.
The links between human consumption habits and our endangered existence are very real. Still, Jahren maintains that our ever-broadening science-based knowledge can help us counter these effects. The eye-opening information in The Story of More will help readers understand the path needed. If we collectively make informed choices now, Jahren reassures, our future can be as bright as we imagine it can be.
About the Author
Hope Jahren is an award-winning scientist who has been pursuing independent research in paleobiology since 1996. She is the author of two works of nonfiction: The Story of More and the bestselling Lab Girl. Recognized by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, Jahren 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 currently holds the J. Tuzo Wilson professorship at the University of Oslo in Norway.
Praise for the adult edition of THE STORY OF MORE:
“If there’s one book all of us should read about the state of the environment, it’s this one. . . . [Jahren] pulls off the feat of presenting climate change without emotional baggage through accessibility and humor.”
—The Washington Independent Review of Books
“Hope Jahren asks the central question of our time: how can we learn to live on a finite planet? The Story of More is thoughtful, informative, and—above all—essential.”
—Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction
“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, written in a brilliantly sardonic and conversational style.”
—E. O. Wilson