Nathaniel Rich is the author of Losing Earth: A Recent History, which received awards from the Society of Environmental Journalists and the American Institute of Physicists and was a finalist for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award; and the novels King Zeno, Odds Against Tomorrow, and The Mayor’s Tongue. He is a writer-at-large at the New York Times Magazine and a regular contributor to The Atlantic, Harper’s, and the New York Review of Books. Rich lives in New Orleans.
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"[A] vividly reported survey . . . Frightening but with an undercurrent of humor, Rich's study is packed with moving insight."