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Author Elizabeth Kolbert Coming to Class

Elizabeth Kolbert
Elizabeth Kolbert. Photo: University of Montana

Author Elizabeth Kolbert, who writes about nature and the environment for The New Yorker, will talk about her new book, “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History,” at a special class on Feb. 10 at Columbia University.

The talk is a special expanded session of Professor Claudia Dreifus’ “Writing About Global Science for the International Media” class. Dreifus will interview Kolbert, followed by a question and answer session.

Kolbert, 52, is the author of the 2006 New York Times best-seller, “Field Notes from a Catastrophe,” which helped bring national attention to issues of climate change. Her new book, published by Henry Holt, is due out Feb. 11. Copies will be available for purchase and signing after the class.

Kolbert Sixth Extinction book coverThe talk will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the ballroom of the Faculty House, at 118th Street and Morningside Drive. It’s sponsored by the Master of Science in Sustainability Management program of the Earth Institute and the School of Continuing Education.

Seats are limited. To reserve a place, RSVP to Lydia Tomkiv,

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