The Devil's Element: Phosphorus and a World Out of Balance

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Product Details

Price
$30.00  $27.90
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
6.2 X 9.1 X 1.1 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781324002666

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About the Author

Dan Egan is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Death and Life of the Great Lakes. A two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, he lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with his wife and children.

Reviews

A cautionary history...This will ignite readers' curiosity.-- "Publishers Weekly"
Disquieting...A fine account, worthy of fertile discussion, of yet another environmental disaster.-- "Kirkus Reviews"
A revelatory book that exposes human use of [phosphorus] as a double-edged sword capable of sustaining and destroying life.-- "Booklist (starred review)"
In his crisply written new book...Dan Egan sounds alarms on both the scarcity and overabundance sides of the phosphorus-human equation.--Jim Higgins "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel"
[Egan] builds a story of innovation, failure, recovery, and looming catastrophe...[A] deep humanity resides in his writing.--Garin Cycholl "Chicago Review of Books"
An enjoyable, lively, and thought-provoking read...[P]eppered with fascinating details...I highly recommend The Devil's Element, which presents an easily digestible introduction to a major global issue.--Robert W. Howarth "Science"
In the tradition of environmental clarion calls like Silent Spring and The Sixth Extinction...The Devil's Element urges readers to confront another quietly unfolding disaster...Egan, a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist for his work chronicling the threats facing the Great Lakes, has a knack for telling big, unwieldy stories through absorbing personal narratives.--Julia Rosen "Undark"