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THE DEEP READ: Under a White Sky

The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz presents their 2023 Deep Read: Under a White Sky by Elizabeth Kolbert

Bookshop Santa Cruz is pleased to be a community partner for The Deep Read, an annual program of The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz, who invite curious minds to think deeply about books and the most pressing issues of our day. This year's read is Elizabeth Kolbert’s Under a White Sky, which explores the role that human ingenuity has played in creating climate change and the role it plays now in creating a sustainable future. This nonfiction book “expertly mixes travelogue, science reporting, and explanatory journalism, all with the authority of a writer confident enough to acknowledge ambiguity,” says Carlos Lozada in the Washington Post. Together, we’ll consider the stark changes taking place in the world and explore the efforts to adapt and survive in this era of climate change. We’ll look at how a humanistic approach to the subject can help us navigate this difficult reality and live ethically in a period of ongoing climate crisis.

The program will kick off in Spring 2023 and culminate with an event featuring Kolbert on campus Sunday, May 21st. Sign up for updates HERE.

Purchase your copy of Under a White Sky from Bookshop Santa Cruz below and Bookshop will donate 10% to the Deep Read program!*

* Names will be shared with UCSC

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Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future By Elizabeth Kolbert Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593136287
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown - April 5th, 2022