Fen, Bog and Swamp: A Short History of Peatland Destruction and Its Role in the Climate Crisis

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5.8 X 8.4 X 0.8 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author
Annie Proulx is the author of nine books, including the novels The Shipping News and Barkskins, and the story collection Close Range. Her many honors include a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award, the Irish Times International Fiction Prize, and a PEN/Faulkner award. Her story "Brokeback Mountain," which originally appeared in The New Yorker, was made into an Academy Award-winning film. Fen, Bog, and Swamp is her second work of nonfiction. She lives in New Hampshire.
Praise for Fen, Bog & Swamp

"This sobering history of our world's rich wetlands explains the chilling ecological consequences of their destruction." --New York Times Book Review

"A fierce declaration of peat's importance to climate stability and human survival. Proulx does not imagine she can plug the holes in the peatlands, but she is determined to plug the peatland-size hole in our histories." --The New York Review of Books

"Proulx's astute and impassioned examinations of all kinds of wetlands, including estuaries, show a new side of the novelist we thought we knew." --Bethanne Patrick, Los Angeles Times

"An enchanting history of our wetlands... Imbued with the same reverence for nature as Proulx's fiction, Fen, Bog, and Swamp is both an enchanting work of nature writing and a rousing call to action." --Adrienne Westenfeld, Esquire

"Poetic, wide-ranging, and a display of erudition seldom offered. Whatever opinion or attitude the reader brings to this presentation, it is worth reading for its word art alone!" --David Sutton, San Francisco Book Review

"The Pulitzer Prize-winning Proulx ("The Shipping News," "Barkskins") turns to nonfiction, writing about climate change, the history of wetlands, and what their destruction means for the planet." --Laurie Hertzel, Minneapolis Star-Tribune

"This recent nonfiction book on a small portion of nature packs a punch." --Cassie Gutman, Book Riot

"A fascinating, captivating new book by Annie Proulx that reveals the mystery and majesty of fens, bogs, and swamps." --CJ Lotz, Garden & Gun Magazine

"In Fen, Bog & Swamp, Annie Proulx shows us how to fall in love with wetlands . . . [The book] pays the kind of artistic and emotional attention to swamps that is usually reserved for sunsets and canyons." --Kiley Bense, Inside Climate News