Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore

Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL OUTDOOR BOOK AWARD A CHICAGO TRIBUNE TOP TEN BOOK OF 2018 A GUARDIAN, NPR's SCIENCE FRIDAY, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, AND LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF 2018 Hailed as "deeply felt" (New York Times), "a revelation" (Pacific Standard), and "the book on climate change and sea levels that was missing" (Chicago Tribune), Rising is both a highly original work of lyric reportage and a haunting meditation on how to let go of the places w(Chicago(Pacific(New WINNER OF THE NATIONA...

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Title:Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore
Author:Elizabeth Rush
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1571313672
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore Reviews

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Sep 14, 2018

    A sobering, elegant look at rising waters, climate change, and how low lying areas and the vulnerable people who live in those areas are at risk. ...

    This is my favorite read of #scienceseptember so far. Rush, who I saw read at AWP this year, combines individual narratives with broader looks at communities confronting changes in shoreline because of climate change and human impact. Fascinating stuff from a rotting wetland in Maine t...

  • RuthAnn
    Sep 25, 2019

    A sobering, elegant look at rising waters, climate change, and how low lying areas and the vulnerable people who live in those areas are at risk. ...

    This is my favorite read of #scienceseptember so far. Rush, who I saw read at AWP this year, combines individual narratives with broader looks at communities confronting changes in shoreline because of climate change and human impact. Fascinating stuff from a rotting wetland in Maine t...

    Rising is a sobering and unflinching look at the impact of rising sea levels from the front lines--those coastal communities dealing with hurricanes, flooding and loss of property. What this book does best is bring the theoretical problem of climate change to the here and now. It isn't...

    This is my number one recommended read for climate change deniers. Part memoir, part history, part science article, and part empathetic interviews, Rising tells the story of climate change in this country. It is no longer a worry for the future. It is already here. U.S. citizens liv...

    Without question the most powerful account of climate change I've yet read, paying equal attention to human and nonhuman lives, race and class, geography and economics, emotion and reason. At times it echoes "Voices from Chernobyl" in letting the victims of coastal destruction bear wit...

    The best climate change book I've ever read. So much useful information but so personal and relevant to things that have already happened due to climate change! A must-read. ...

    This nonfiction book about rising ocean levels and devastating hurricanes stunned me; I could not speak when I finished it. The author combines science writing, personal essays, and vignettes from interviewees into a powerful, poetic call to action. For me, the book prompted curiosity ...

  • Pam Cipkowski
    Oct 22, 2018

    A sobering, elegant look at rising waters, climate change, and how low lying areas and the vulnerable people who live in those areas are at risk. ...

    This is my favorite read of #scienceseptember so far. Rush, who I saw read at AWP this year, combines individual narratives with broader looks at communities confronting changes in shoreline because of climate change and human impact. Fascinating stuff from a rotting wetland in Maine t...

    Rising is a sobering and unflinching look at the impact of rising sea levels from the front lines--those coastal communities dealing with hurricanes, flooding and loss of property. What this book does best is bring the theoretical problem of climate change to the here and now. It isn't...

    This is my number one recommended read for climate change deniers. Part memoir, part history, part science article, and part empathetic interviews, Rising tells the story of climate change in this country. It is no longer a worry for the future. It is already here. U.S. citizens liv...

    Without question the most powerful account of climate change I've yet read, paying equal attention to human and nonhuman lives, race and class, geography and economics, emotion and reason. At times it echoes "Voices from Chernobyl" in letting the victims of coastal destruction bear wit...

    The best climate change book I've ever read. So much useful information but so personal and relevant to things that have already happened due to climate change! A must-read. ...

    This nonfiction book about rising ocean levels and devastating hurricanes stunned me; I could not speak when I finished it. The author combines science writing, personal essays, and vignettes from interviewees into a powerful, poetic call to action. For me, the book prompted curiosity ...

    This is an important book that should be read by all. It is not a dry, academic read, and you won?t find any textbook definitions of climate change or global warming here. Instead, this is a boots on the ground account of what is really happening out there in our world right now. And...

  • Karen
    Jun 17, 2019

    A sobering, elegant look at rising waters, climate change, and how low lying areas and the vulnerable people who live in those areas are at risk. ...

    This is my favorite read of #scienceseptember so far. Rush, who I saw read at AWP this year, combines individual narratives with broader looks at communities confronting changes in shoreline because of climate change and human impact. Fascinating stuff from a rotting wetland in Maine t...

    Rising is a sobering and unflinching look at the impact of rising sea levels from the front lines--those coastal communities dealing with hurricanes, flooding and loss of property. What this book does best is bring the theoretical problem of climate change to the here and now. It isn't...

    This is my number one recommended read for climate change deniers. Part memoir, part history, part science article, and part empathetic interviews, Rising tells the story of climate change in this country. It is no longer a worry for the future. It is already here. U.S. citizens liv...

    Without question the most powerful account of climate change I've yet read, paying equal attention to human and nonhuman lives, race and class, geography and economics, emotion and reason. At times it echoes "Voices from Chernobyl" in letting the victims of coastal destruction bear wit...

    The best climate change book I've ever read. So much useful information but so personal and relevant to things that have already happened due to climate change! A must-read. ...

    This nonfiction book about rising ocean levels and devastating hurricanes stunned me; I could not speak when I finished it. The author combines science writing, personal essays, and vignettes from interviewees into a powerful, poetic call to action. For me, the book prompted curiosity ...

    This is an important book that should be read by all. It is not a dry, academic read, and you won?t find any textbook definitions of climate change or global warming here. Instead, this is a boots on the ground account of what is really happening out there in our world right now. And...

    Beautiful, beautiful writing about climate change and the ways it is currently affecting coastal communities, both human and non-human, in the US. Rush blends science, politics, nature writing, and history into a compelling narrative. The book is full of keen observations about nature ...

    Read my review in Earth Island Journal. http://www.earthisland.org/journal/in... ...

    Incredibly written book about communities and landscapes, and thus flora and fauna, affected by climate change which is resulting in rising sea levels all over the coasts of the United States. Will these people stay or go? CAN they go? WHY aren't they going? and so on are explored and ...

    Excellent book that covers sea level rise across the US, but largely from the perspective of the people who are affected. Rush includes the science of sea level rise and the changes in tidal marshes and other areas affected by the sea, but her real focus is on the people - usually marg...

    Didn't really like the style of writing, still had some interesting personal accounts of how rising waters have already altered many lives. ...

    I am in the minority here. This book has garnered a lot of praise, and almost won the Pulitzer. It is, as Elizabeth Kolbert's blurb on the back said, "by turns bleak and beautiful" but I'm less convinced that it's "a compelling piece of reporting," which was the first part of that blur...

  • Carol
    Jul 12, 2019

    A sobering, elegant look at rising waters, climate change, and how low lying areas and the vulnerable people who live in those areas are at risk. ...

    This is my favorite read of #scienceseptember so far. Rush, who I saw read at AWP this year, combines individual narratives with broader looks at communities confronting changes in shoreline because of climate change and human impact. Fascinating stuff from a rotting wetland in Maine t...

    Rising is a sobering and unflinching look at the impact of rising sea levels from the front lines--those coastal communities dealing with hurricanes, flooding and loss of property. What this book does best is bring the theoretical problem of climate change to the here and now. It isn't...

    This is my number one recommended read for climate change deniers. Part memoir, part history, part science article, and part empathetic interviews, Rising tells the story of climate change in this country. It is no longer a worry for the future. It is already here. U.S. citizens liv...

    Without question the most powerful account of climate change I've yet read, paying equal attention to human and nonhuman lives, race and class, geography and economics, emotion and reason. At times it echoes "Voices from Chernobyl" in letting the victims of coastal destruction bear wit...

    The best climate change book I've ever read. So much useful information but so personal and relevant to things that have already happened due to climate change! A must-read. ...

    This nonfiction book about rising ocean levels and devastating hurricanes stunned me; I could not speak when I finished it. The author combines science writing, personal essays, and vignettes from interviewees into a powerful, poetic call to action. For me, the book prompted curiosity ...

    This is an important book that should be read by all. It is not a dry, academic read, and you won?t find any textbook definitions of climate change or global warming here. Instead, this is a boots on the ground account of what is really happening out there in our world right now. And...

    Beautiful, beautiful writing about climate change and the ways it is currently affecting coastal communities, both human and non-human, in the US. Rush blends science, politics, nature writing, and history into a compelling narrative. The book is full of keen observations about nature ...

    Read my review in Earth Island Journal. http://www.earthisland.org/journal/in... ...

    Incredibly written book about communities and landscapes, and thus flora and fauna, affected by climate change which is resulting in rising sea levels all over the coasts of the United States. Will these people stay or go? CAN they go? WHY aren't they going? and so on are explored and ...

    Excellent book that covers sea level rise across the US, but largely from the perspective of the people who are affected. Rush includes the science of sea level rise and the changes in tidal marshes and other areas affected by the sea, but her real focus is on the people - usually marg...

    Didn't really like the style of writing, still had some interesting personal accounts of how rising waters have already altered many lives. ...

    I am in the minority here. This book has garnered a lot of praise, and almost won the Pulitzer. It is, as Elizabeth Kolbert's blurb on the back said, "by turns bleak and beautiful" but I'm less convinced that it's "a compelling piece of reporting," which was the first part of that blur...

    The focus of this book overlaps with the scope of my professional life right now. Displacement, erosion, risk. Adaptation, resilience, relocation. Insurance, mortgage, capital. Catastrophe, death, extinction. Elizabeth Rush writes about dark themes impacting American coastal towns with...

    3.5 stars. I really loved lots of this book, liked a bit and disliked some. The observations about the disappearing coastline are troubling and, on their own, make this book worth reading. The author presents the science in a comprehensible and interesting way and the personal stor...

    The subtitle's 'Dispatches' recalls war stories from the front lines. Elizabeth Rush delivers them beautifully here. She's a kind of investigative war correspondent who spent five years interviewing people, traveling from U.S. coast to coast to coast and sometimes back again, doing res...

    ?If we do nothing to address the ways in which sea level rise will deepen economic and social inequality while simultaneously displacing and potentially drowning half the species currently considered endangered, then we won?t need a Robert Moses [controversial NYC official who was ...

    Elizabeth Rush deserves all of our love and money. She has written a book that encapsulates the intersection of a fascinating topic with incredibly important and influential moments in our life: homeowning, retirement, gentrification, sexual assault, climate grief, negligence, etc.. He...

    I don't read many books on the environment because they usually seem too technical and focused on the science of it. In contrast, this book is an amazing tour de force integrating the science and the impact on humanity. She weaves interviews of people living in areas already changed by...

    Poetic and very close to home. My house is at about 35 feet but it won't take much rise to change the surroundings drastically around us. Beautiful read. I see the marsh at the end of my street in a whole new light. "Like so many neighborhoods across America, this one is a poorly co...

    A relevant book which shows up close and personal the impact of climate change and development on our nation's coastlines. Relocation is the best answer rather than pouring money into rebuilding infrastructure and housing which will be eventually destroyed. Instead, the National Flood ...

  • Roxane
    Dec 31, 2018

    A sobering, elegant look at rising waters, climate change, and how low lying areas and the vulnerable people who live in those areas are at risk. ...

  • Laura
    Jul 04, 2018

    A sobering, elegant look at rising waters, climate change, and how low lying areas and the vulnerable people who live in those areas are at risk. ...

    This is my favorite read of #scienceseptember so far. Rush, who I saw read at AWP this year, combines individual narratives with broader looks at communities confronting changes in shoreline because of climate change and human impact. Fascinating stuff from a rotting wetland in Maine t...

    Rising is a sobering and unflinching look at the impact of rising sea levels from the front lines--those coastal communities dealing with hurricanes, flooding and loss of property. What this book does best is bring the theoretical problem of climate change to the here and now. It isn't...

    This is my number one recommended read for climate change deniers. Part memoir, part history, part science article, and part empathetic interviews, Rising tells the story of climate change in this country. It is no longer a worry for the future. It is already here. U.S. citizens liv...

    Without question the most powerful account of climate change I've yet read, paying equal attention to human and nonhuman lives, race and class, geography and economics, emotion and reason. At times it echoes "Voices from Chernobyl" in letting the victims of coastal destruction bear wit...

    The best climate change book I've ever read. So much useful information but so personal and relevant to things that have already happened due to climate change! A must-read. ...

    This nonfiction book about rising ocean levels and devastating hurricanes stunned me; I could not speak when I finished it. The author combines science writing, personal essays, and vignettes from interviewees into a powerful, poetic call to action. For me, the book prompted curiosity ...

    This is an important book that should be read by all. It is not a dry, academic read, and you won?t find any textbook definitions of climate change or global warming here. Instead, this is a boots on the ground account of what is really happening out there in our world right now. And...

    Beautiful, beautiful writing about climate change and the ways it is currently affecting coastal communities, both human and non-human, in the US. Rush blends science, politics, nature writing, and history into a compelling narrative. The book is full of keen observations about nature ...

  • David Quinn
    Dec 28, 2018

    A sobering, elegant look at rising waters, climate change, and how low lying areas and the vulnerable people who live in those areas are at risk. ...

    This is my favorite read of #scienceseptember so far. Rush, who I saw read at AWP this year, combines individual narratives with broader looks at communities confronting changes in shoreline because of climate change and human impact. Fascinating stuff from a rotting wetland in Maine t...

    Rising is a sobering and unflinching look at the impact of rising sea levels from the front lines--those coastal communities dealing with hurricanes, flooding and loss of property. What this book does best is bring the theoretical problem of climate change to the here and now. It isn't...

    This is my number one recommended read for climate change deniers. Part memoir, part history, part science article, and part empathetic interviews, Rising tells the story of climate change in this country. It is no longer a worry for the future. It is already here. U.S. citizens liv...

    Without question the most powerful account of climate change I've yet read, paying equal attention to human and nonhuman lives, race and class, geography and economics, emotion and reason. At times it echoes "Voices from Chernobyl" in letting the victims of coastal destruction bear wit...

    The best climate change book I've ever read. So much useful information but so personal and relevant to things that have already happened due to climate change! A must-read. ...

    This nonfiction book about rising ocean levels and devastating hurricanes stunned me; I could not speak when I finished it. The author combines science writing, personal essays, and vignettes from interviewees into a powerful, poetic call to action. For me, the book prompted curiosity ...

    This is an important book that should be read by all. It is not a dry, academic read, and you won?t find any textbook definitions of climate change or global warming here. Instead, this is a boots on the ground account of what is really happening out there in our world right now. And...

    Beautiful, beautiful writing about climate change and the ways it is currently affecting coastal communities, both human and non-human, in the US. Rush blends science, politics, nature writing, and history into a compelling narrative. The book is full of keen observations about nature ...

    Read my review in Earth Island Journal. http://www.earthisland.org/journal/in... ...

    Incredibly written book about communities and landscapes, and thus flora and fauna, affected by climate change which is resulting in rising sea levels all over the coasts of the United States. Will these people stay or go? CAN they go? WHY aren't they going? and so on are explored and ...

    Excellent book that covers sea level rise across the US, but largely from the perspective of the people who are affected. Rush includes the science of sea level rise and the changes in tidal marshes and other areas affected by the sea, but her real focus is on the people - usually marg...

    Didn't really like the style of writing, still had some interesting personal accounts of how rising waters have already altered many lives. ...

    I am in the minority here. This book has garnered a lot of praise, and almost won the Pulitzer. It is, as Elizabeth Kolbert's blurb on the back said, "by turns bleak and beautiful" but I'm less convinced that it's "a compelling piece of reporting," which was the first part of that blur...

    The focus of this book overlaps with the scope of my professional life right now. Displacement, erosion, risk. Adaptation, resilience, relocation. Insurance, mortgage, capital. Catastrophe, death, extinction. Elizabeth Rush writes about dark themes impacting American coastal towns with...

    3.5 stars. I really loved lots of this book, liked a bit and disliked some. The observations about the disappearing coastline are troubling and, on their own, make this book worth reading. The author presents the science in a comprehensible and interesting way and the personal stor...

  • Jed Mayer
    Jul 05, 2018

    A sobering, elegant look at rising waters, climate change, and how low lying areas and the vulnerable people who live in those areas are at risk. ...

    This is my favorite read of #scienceseptember so far. Rush, who I saw read at AWP this year, combines individual narratives with broader looks at communities confronting changes in shoreline because of climate change and human impact. Fascinating stuff from a rotting wetland in Maine t...

    Rising is a sobering and unflinching look at the impact of rising sea levels from the front lines--those coastal communities dealing with hurricanes, flooding and loss of property. What this book does best is bring the theoretical problem of climate change to the here and now. It isn't...

    This is my number one recommended read for climate change deniers. Part memoir, part history, part science article, and part empathetic interviews, Rising tells the story of climate change in this country. It is no longer a worry for the future. It is already here. U.S. citizens liv...

    Without question the most powerful account of climate change I've yet read, paying equal attention to human and nonhuman lives, race and class, geography and economics, emotion and reason. At times it echoes "Voices from Chernobyl" in letting the victims of coastal destruction bear wit...

  • Shelley
    Jul 10, 2019

    A sobering, elegant look at rising waters, climate change, and how low lying areas and the vulnerable people who live in those areas are at risk. ...

    This is my favorite read of #scienceseptember so far. Rush, who I saw read at AWP this year, combines individual narratives with broader looks at communities confronting changes in shoreline because of climate change and human impact. Fascinating stuff from a rotting wetland in Maine t...

    Rising is a sobering and unflinching look at the impact of rising sea levels from the front lines--those coastal communities dealing with hurricanes, flooding and loss of property. What this book does best is bring the theoretical problem of climate change to the here and now. It isn't...

    This is my number one recommended read for climate change deniers. Part memoir, part history, part science article, and part empathetic interviews, Rising tells the story of climate change in this country. It is no longer a worry for the future. It is already here. U.S. citizens liv...

    Without question the most powerful account of climate change I've yet read, paying equal attention to human and nonhuman lives, race and class, geography and economics, emotion and reason. At times it echoes "Voices from Chernobyl" in letting the victims of coastal destruction bear wit...

    The best climate change book I've ever read. So much useful information but so personal and relevant to things that have already happened due to climate change! A must-read. ...

    This nonfiction book about rising ocean levels and devastating hurricanes stunned me; I could not speak when I finished it. The author combines science writing, personal essays, and vignettes from interviewees into a powerful, poetic call to action. For me, the book prompted curiosity ...

    This is an important book that should be read by all. It is not a dry, academic read, and you won?t find any textbook definitions of climate change or global warming here. Instead, this is a boots on the ground account of what is really happening out there in our world right now. And...

    Beautiful, beautiful writing about climate change and the ways it is currently affecting coastal communities, both human and non-human, in the US. Rush blends science, politics, nature writing, and history into a compelling narrative. The book is full of keen observations about nature ...

    Read my review in Earth Island Journal. http://www.earthisland.org/journal/in... ...

    Incredibly written book about communities and landscapes, and thus flora and fauna, affected by climate change which is resulting in rising sea levels all over the coasts of the United States. Will these people stay or go? CAN they go? WHY aren't they going? and so on are explored and ...

    Excellent book that covers sea level rise across the US, but largely from the perspective of the people who are affected. Rush includes the science of sea level rise and the changes in tidal marshes and other areas affected by the sea, but her real focus is on the people - usually marg...

    Didn't really like the style of writing, still had some interesting personal accounts of how rising waters have already altered many lives. ...

    I am in the minority here. This book has garnered a lot of praise, and almost won the Pulitzer. It is, as Elizabeth Kolbert's blurb on the back said, "by turns bleak and beautiful" but I'm less convinced that it's "a compelling piece of reporting," which was the first part of that blur...

    The focus of this book overlaps with the scope of my professional life right now. Displacement, erosion, risk. Adaptation, resilience, relocation. Insurance, mortgage, capital. Catastrophe, death, extinction. Elizabeth Rush writes about dark themes impacting American coastal towns with...

    3.5 stars. I really loved lots of this book, liked a bit and disliked some. The observations about the disappearing coastline are troubling and, on their own, make this book worth reading. The author presents the science in a comprehensible and interesting way and the personal stor...

    The subtitle's 'Dispatches' recalls war stories from the front lines. Elizabeth Rush delivers them beautifully here. She's a kind of investigative war correspondent who spent five years interviewing people, traveling from U.S. coast to coast to coast and sometimes back again, doing res...

    ?If we do nothing to address the ways in which sea level rise will deepen economic and social inequality while simultaneously displacing and potentially drowning half the species currently considered endangered, then we won?t need a Robert Moses [controversial NYC official who was ...

    Elizabeth Rush deserves all of our love and money. She has written a book that encapsulates the intersection of a fascinating topic with incredibly important and influential moments in our life: homeowning, retirement, gentrification, sexual assault, climate grief, negligence, etc.. He...

    I don't read many books on the environment because they usually seem too technical and focused on the science of it. In contrast, this book is an amazing tour de force integrating the science and the impact on humanity. She weaves interviews of people living in areas already changed by...

  • Rebecca Renner
    Apr 15, 2018

    A sobering, elegant look at rising waters, climate change, and how low lying areas and the vulnerable people who live in those areas are at risk. ...

    This is my favorite read of #scienceseptember so far. Rush, who I saw read at AWP this year, combines individual narratives with broader looks at communities confronting changes in shoreline because of climate change and human impact. Fascinating stuff from a rotting wetland in Maine t...

    Rising is a sobering and unflinching look at the impact of rising sea levels from the front lines--those coastal communities dealing with hurricanes, flooding and loss of property. What this book does best is bring the theoretical problem of climate change to the here and now. It isn't...

    This is my number one recommended read for climate change deniers. Part memoir, part history, part science article, and part empathetic interviews, Rising tells the story of climate change in this country. It is no longer a worry for the future. It is already here. U.S. citizens liv...

    Without question the most powerful account of climate change I've yet read, paying equal attention to human and nonhuman lives, race and class, geography and economics, emotion and reason. At times it echoes "Voices from Chernobyl" in letting the victims of coastal destruction bear wit...

    The best climate change book I've ever read. So much useful information but so personal and relevant to things that have already happened due to climate change! A must-read. ...

    This nonfiction book about rising ocean levels and devastating hurricanes stunned me; I could not speak when I finished it. The author combines science writing, personal essays, and vignettes from interviewees into a powerful, poetic call to action. For me, the book prompted curiosity ...

    This is an important book that should be read by all. It is not a dry, academic read, and you won?t find any textbook definitions of climate change or global warming here. Instead, this is a boots on the ground account of what is really happening out there in our world right now. And...

    Beautiful, beautiful writing about climate change and the ways it is currently affecting coastal communities, both human and non-human, in the US. Rush blends science, politics, nature writing, and history into a compelling narrative. The book is full of keen observations about nature ...

    Read my review in Earth Island Journal. http://www.earthisland.org/journal/in... ...

  • Shannon
    Jan 21, 2019

    A sobering, elegant look at rising waters, climate change, and how low lying areas and the vulnerable people who live in those areas are at risk. ...

    This is my favorite read of #scienceseptember so far. Rush, who I saw read at AWP this year, combines individual narratives with broader looks at communities confronting changes in shoreline because of climate change and human impact. Fascinating stuff from a rotting wetland in Maine t...

    Rising is a sobering and unflinching look at the impact of rising sea levels from the front lines--those coastal communities dealing with hurricanes, flooding and loss of property. What this book does best is bring the theoretical problem of climate change to the here and now. It isn't...

    This is my number one recommended read for climate change deniers. Part memoir, part history, part science article, and part empathetic interviews, Rising tells the story of climate change in this country. It is no longer a worry for the future. It is already here. U.S. citizens liv...

    Without question the most powerful account of climate change I've yet read, paying equal attention to human and nonhuman lives, race and class, geography and economics, emotion and reason. At times it echoes "Voices from Chernobyl" in letting the victims of coastal destruction bear wit...

    The best climate change book I've ever read. So much useful information but so personal and relevant to things that have already happened due to climate change! A must-read. ...

    This nonfiction book about rising ocean levels and devastating hurricanes stunned me; I could not speak when I finished it. The author combines science writing, personal essays, and vignettes from interviewees into a powerful, poetic call to action. For me, the book prompted curiosity ...

    This is an important book that should be read by all. It is not a dry, academic read, and you won?t find any textbook definitions of climate change or global warming here. Instead, this is a boots on the ground account of what is really happening out there in our world right now. And...

    Beautiful, beautiful writing about climate change and the ways it is currently affecting coastal communities, both human and non-human, in the US. Rush blends science, politics, nature writing, and history into a compelling narrative. The book is full of keen observations about nature ...

    Read my review in Earth Island Journal. http://www.earthisland.org/journal/in... ...

    Incredibly written book about communities and landscapes, and thus flora and fauna, affected by climate change which is resulting in rising sea levels all over the coasts of the United States. Will these people stay or go? CAN they go? WHY aren't they going? and so on are explored and ...

    Excellent book that covers sea level rise across the US, but largely from the perspective of the people who are affected. Rush includes the science of sea level rise and the changes in tidal marshes and other areas affected by the sea, but her real focus is on the people - usually marg...

    Didn't really like the style of writing, still had some interesting personal accounts of how rising waters have already altered many lives. ...

    I am in the minority here. This book has garnered a lot of praise, and almost won the Pulitzer. It is, as Elizabeth Kolbert's blurb on the back said, "by turns bleak and beautiful" but I'm less convinced that it's "a compelling piece of reporting," which was the first part of that blur...

    The focus of this book overlaps with the scope of my professional life right now. Displacement, erosion, risk. Adaptation, resilience, relocation. Insurance, mortgage, capital. Catastrophe, death, extinction. Elizabeth Rush writes about dark themes impacting American coastal towns with...

    3.5 stars. I really loved lots of this book, liked a bit and disliked some. The observations about the disappearing coastline are troubling and, on their own, make this book worth reading. The author presents the science in a comprehensible and interesting way and the personal stor...

    The subtitle's 'Dispatches' recalls war stories from the front lines. Elizabeth Rush delivers them beautifully here. She's a kind of investigative war correspondent who spent five years interviewing people, traveling from U.S. coast to coast to coast and sometimes back again, doing res...

    ?If we do nothing to address the ways in which sea level rise will deepen economic and social inequality while simultaneously displacing and potentially drowning half the species currently considered endangered, then we won?t need a Robert Moses [controversial NYC official who was ...

    Elizabeth Rush deserves all of our love and money. She has written a book that encapsulates the intersection of a fascinating topic with incredibly important and influential moments in our life: homeowning, retirement, gentrification, sexual assault, climate grief, negligence, etc.. He...

    I don't read many books on the environment because they usually seem too technical and focused on the science of it. In contrast, this book is an amazing tour de force integrating the science and the impact on humanity. She weaves interviews of people living in areas already changed by...

    Poetic and very close to home. My house is at about 35 feet but it won't take much rise to change the surroundings drastically around us. Beautiful read. I see the marsh at the end of my street in a whole new light. "Like so many neighborhoods across America, this one is a poorly co...

    A relevant book which shows up close and personal the impact of climate change and development on our nation's coastlines. Relocation is the best answer rather than pouring money into rebuilding infrastructure and housing which will be eventually destroyed. Instead, the National Flood ...

    Really beautiful and lyrical. It rode a fine line between narrative and non fiction - at first I felt there may have been too much tangents but it all wove together well. Rush?s love for the coasts come out in many ways and I appreciated that she looked at more than just one aspect o...

    Game-changing. This book opened my eyes to the human dimension of climate change and how it, of course, impacts our most vulnerable communities first, and already is. The book is at its best when making those connections. ...

    This book brings out the issues of climate change in a very beautiful and empathetic way as Elizabeth Rush meets with coastal residents living in Florida, Maine, Rhode Island, Louisiana, and California and tells of how rising sea levels due to climate change have impacted their lives i...

    Made me very depressed. Still a good book though ...

    Literary sketches of areas affected by climate change. Insightful personal observation and sympathetic interviews but not really a roundup of the science. ...

    quite possibly my favorite book of the year in a category I never quite knew existed - "creative non-fiction" ...

    This is one of those books every American should read. It?s devastating but so timely and makes the issue of climate change ? as it concerns American shores ? human. Beyond the cost to humans, Rush also pays ample attention to what these changes mean for the natural world, the fl...

  • John Benson
    Jul 04, 2019

    A sobering, elegant look at rising waters, climate change, and how low lying areas and the vulnerable people who live in those areas are at risk. ...

    This is my favorite read of #scienceseptember so far. Rush, who I saw read at AWP this year, combines individual narratives with broader looks at communities confronting changes in shoreline because of climate change and human impact. Fascinating stuff from a rotting wetland in Maine t...

    Rising is a sobering and unflinching look at the impact of rising sea levels from the front lines--those coastal communities dealing with hurricanes, flooding and loss of property. What this book does best is bring the theoretical problem of climate change to the here and now. It isn't...

    This is my number one recommended read for climate change deniers. Part memoir, part history, part science article, and part empathetic interviews, Rising tells the story of climate change in this country. It is no longer a worry for the future. It is already here. U.S. citizens liv...

    Without question the most powerful account of climate change I've yet read, paying equal attention to human and nonhuman lives, race and class, geography and economics, emotion and reason. At times it echoes "Voices from Chernobyl" in letting the victims of coastal destruction bear wit...

    The best climate change book I've ever read. So much useful information but so personal and relevant to things that have already happened due to climate change! A must-read. ...

    This nonfiction book about rising ocean levels and devastating hurricanes stunned me; I could not speak when I finished it. The author combines science writing, personal essays, and vignettes from interviewees into a powerful, poetic call to action. For me, the book prompted curiosity ...

    This is an important book that should be read by all. It is not a dry, academic read, and you won?t find any textbook definitions of climate change or global warming here. Instead, this is a boots on the ground account of what is really happening out there in our world right now. And...

    Beautiful, beautiful writing about climate change and the ways it is currently affecting coastal communities, both human and non-human, in the US. Rush blends science, politics, nature writing, and history into a compelling narrative. The book is full of keen observations about nature ...

    Read my review in Earth Island Journal. http://www.earthisland.org/journal/in... ...

    Incredibly written book about communities and landscapes, and thus flora and fauna, affected by climate change which is resulting in rising sea levels all over the coasts of the United States. Will these people stay or go? CAN they go? WHY aren't they going? and so on are explored and ...

    Excellent book that covers sea level rise across the US, but largely from the perspective of the people who are affected. Rush includes the science of sea level rise and the changes in tidal marshes and other areas affected by the sea, but her real focus is on the people - usually marg...

    Didn't really like the style of writing, still had some interesting personal accounts of how rising waters have already altered many lives. ...

    I am in the minority here. This book has garnered a lot of praise, and almost won the Pulitzer. It is, as Elizabeth Kolbert's blurb on the back said, "by turns bleak and beautiful" but I'm less convinced that it's "a compelling piece of reporting," which was the first part of that blur...

    The focus of this book overlaps with the scope of my professional life right now. Displacement, erosion, risk. Adaptation, resilience, relocation. Insurance, mortgage, capital. Catastrophe, death, extinction. Elizabeth Rush writes about dark themes impacting American coastal towns with...

    3.5 stars. I really loved lots of this book, liked a bit and disliked some. The observations about the disappearing coastline are troubling and, on their own, make this book worth reading. The author presents the science in a comprehensible and interesting way and the personal stor...

    The subtitle's 'Dispatches' recalls war stories from the front lines. Elizabeth Rush delivers them beautifully here. She's a kind of investigative war correspondent who spent five years interviewing people, traveling from U.S. coast to coast to coast and sometimes back again, doing res...

    ?If we do nothing to address the ways in which sea level rise will deepen economic and social inequality while simultaneously displacing and potentially drowning half the species currently considered endangered, then we won?t need a Robert Moses [controversial NYC official who was ...

    Elizabeth Rush deserves all of our love and money. She has written a book that encapsulates the intersection of a fascinating topic with incredibly important and influential moments in our life: homeowning, retirement, gentrification, sexual assault, climate grief, negligence, etc.. He...

    I don't read many books on the environment because they usually seem too technical and focused on the science of it. In contrast, this book is an amazing tour de force integrating the science and the impact on humanity. She weaves interviews of people living in areas already changed by...

    Poetic and very close to home. My house is at about 35 feet but it won't take much rise to change the surroundings drastically around us. Beautiful read. I see the marsh at the end of my street in a whole new light. "Like so many neighborhoods across America, this one is a poorly co...

    A relevant book which shows up close and personal the impact of climate change and development on our nation's coastlines. Relocation is the best answer rather than pouring money into rebuilding infrastructure and housing which will be eventually destroyed. Instead, the National Flood ...

    Really beautiful and lyrical. It rode a fine line between narrative and non fiction - at first I felt there may have been too much tangents but it all wove together well. Rush?s love for the coasts come out in many ways and I appreciated that she looked at more than just one aspect o...

    Game-changing. This book opened my eyes to the human dimension of climate change and how it, of course, impacts our most vulnerable communities first, and already is. The book is at its best when making those connections. ...

    This book brings out the issues of climate change in a very beautiful and empathetic way as Elizabeth Rush meets with coastal residents living in Florida, Maine, Rhode Island, Louisiana, and California and tells of how rising sea levels due to climate change have impacted their lives i...

  • Bonnie
    May 03, 2019

    A sobering, elegant look at rising waters, climate change, and how low lying areas and the vulnerable people who live in those areas are at risk. ...

    This is my favorite read of #scienceseptember so far. Rush, who I saw read at AWP this year, combines individual narratives with broader looks at communities confronting changes in shoreline because of climate change and human impact. Fascinating stuff from a rotting wetland in Maine t...

    Rising is a sobering and unflinching look at the impact of rising sea levels from the front lines--those coastal communities dealing with hurricanes, flooding and loss of property. What this book does best is bring the theoretical problem of climate change to the here and now. It isn't...

    This is my number one recommended read for climate change deniers. Part memoir, part history, part science article, and part empathetic interviews, Rising tells the story of climate change in this country. It is no longer a worry for the future. It is already here. U.S. citizens liv...

    Without question the most powerful account of climate change I've yet read, paying equal attention to human and nonhuman lives, race and class, geography and economics, emotion and reason. At times it echoes "Voices from Chernobyl" in letting the victims of coastal destruction bear wit...

    The best climate change book I've ever read. So much useful information but so personal and relevant to things that have already happened due to climate change! A must-read. ...

    This nonfiction book about rising ocean levels and devastating hurricanes stunned me; I could not speak when I finished it. The author combines science writing, personal essays, and vignettes from interviewees into a powerful, poetic call to action. For me, the book prompted curiosity ...

    This is an important book that should be read by all. It is not a dry, academic read, and you won?t find any textbook definitions of climate change or global warming here. Instead, this is a boots on the ground account of what is really happening out there in our world right now. And...

    Beautiful, beautiful writing about climate change and the ways it is currently affecting coastal communities, both human and non-human, in the US. Rush blends science, politics, nature writing, and history into a compelling narrative. The book is full of keen observations about nature ...

    Read my review in Earth Island Journal. http://www.earthisland.org/journal/in... ...

    Incredibly written book about communities and landscapes, and thus flora and fauna, affected by climate change which is resulting in rising sea levels all over the coasts of the United States. Will these people stay or go? CAN they go? WHY aren't they going? and so on are explored and ...

    Excellent book that covers sea level rise across the US, but largely from the perspective of the people who are affected. Rush includes the science of sea level rise and the changes in tidal marshes and other areas affected by the sea, but her real focus is on the people - usually marg...

    Didn't really like the style of writing, still had some interesting personal accounts of how rising waters have already altered many lives. ...

    I am in the minority here. This book has garnered a lot of praise, and almost won the Pulitzer. It is, as Elizabeth Kolbert's blurb on the back said, "by turns bleak and beautiful" but I'm less convinced that it's "a compelling piece of reporting," which was the first part of that blur...

    The focus of this book overlaps with the scope of my professional life right now. Displacement, erosion, risk. Adaptation, resilience, relocation. Insurance, mortgage, capital. Catastrophe, death, extinction. Elizabeth Rush writes about dark themes impacting American coastal towns with...

    3.5 stars. I really loved lots of this book, liked a bit and disliked some. The observations about the disappearing coastline are troubling and, on their own, make this book worth reading. The author presents the science in a comprehensible and interesting way and the personal stor...

    The subtitle's 'Dispatches' recalls war stories from the front lines. Elizabeth Rush delivers them beautifully here. She's a kind of investigative war correspondent who spent five years interviewing people, traveling from U.S. coast to coast to coast and sometimes back again, doing res...

  • Meghan
    Oct 20, 2018

    A sobering, elegant look at rising waters, climate change, and how low lying areas and the vulnerable people who live in those areas are at risk. ...

    This is my favorite read of #scienceseptember so far. Rush, who I saw read at AWP this year, combines individual narratives with broader looks at communities confronting changes in shoreline because of climate change and human impact. Fascinating stuff from a rotting wetland in Maine t...

    Rising is a sobering and unflinching look at the impact of rising sea levels from the front lines--those coastal communities dealing with hurricanes, flooding and loss of property. What this book does best is bring the theoretical problem of climate change to the here and now. It isn't...

    This is my number one recommended read for climate change deniers. Part memoir, part history, part science article, and part empathetic interviews, Rising tells the story of climate change in this country. It is no longer a worry for the future. It is already here. U.S. citizens liv...

    Without question the most powerful account of climate change I've yet read, paying equal attention to human and nonhuman lives, race and class, geography and economics, emotion and reason. At times it echoes "Voices from Chernobyl" in letting the victims of coastal destruction bear wit...

    The best climate change book I've ever read. So much useful information but so personal and relevant to things that have already happened due to climate change! A must-read. ...

    This nonfiction book about rising ocean levels and devastating hurricanes stunned me; I could not speak when I finished it. The author combines science writing, personal essays, and vignettes from interviewees into a powerful, poetic call to action. For me, the book prompted curiosity ...

    This is an important book that should be read by all. It is not a dry, academic read, and you won?t find any textbook definitions of climate change or global warming here. Instead, this is a boots on the ground account of what is really happening out there in our world right now. And...

    Beautiful, beautiful writing about climate change and the ways it is currently affecting coastal communities, both human and non-human, in the US. Rush blends science, politics, nature writing, and history into a compelling narrative. The book is full of keen observations about nature ...

    Read my review in Earth Island Journal. http://www.earthisland.org/journal/in... ...

    Incredibly written book about communities and landscapes, and thus flora and fauna, affected by climate change which is resulting in rising sea levels all over the coasts of the United States. Will these people stay or go? CAN they go? WHY aren't they going? and so on are explored and ...

    Excellent book that covers sea level rise across the US, but largely from the perspective of the people who are affected. Rush includes the science of sea level rise and the changes in tidal marshes and other areas affected by the sea, but her real focus is on the people - usually marg...

    Didn't really like the style of writing, still had some interesting personal accounts of how rising waters have already altered many lives. ...

    I am in the minority here. This book has garnered a lot of praise, and almost won the Pulitzer. It is, as Elizabeth Kolbert's blurb on the back said, "by turns bleak and beautiful" but I'm less convinced that it's "a compelling piece of reporting," which was the first part of that blur...

    The focus of this book overlaps with the scope of my professional life right now. Displacement, erosion, risk. Adaptation, resilience, relocation. Insurance, mortgage, capital. Catastrophe, death, extinction. Elizabeth Rush writes about dark themes impacting American coastal towns with...

  • Allison
    Sep 06, 2019

    A sobering, elegant look at rising waters, climate change, and how low lying areas and the vulnerable people who live in those areas are at risk. ...

    This is my favorite read of #scienceseptember so far. Rush, who I saw read at AWP this year, combines individual narratives with broader looks at communities confronting changes in shoreline because of climate change and human impact. Fascinating stuff from a rotting wetland in Maine t...

    Rising is a sobering and unflinching look at the impact of rising sea levels from the front lines--those coastal communities dealing with hurricanes, flooding and loss of property. What this book does best is bring the theoretical problem of climate change to the here and now. It isn't...

    This is my number one recommended read for climate change deniers. Part memoir, part history, part science article, and part empathetic interviews, Rising tells the story of climate change in this country. It is no longer a worry for the future. It is already here. U.S. citizens liv...

    Without question the most powerful account of climate change I've yet read, paying equal attention to human and nonhuman lives, race and class, geography and economics, emotion and reason. At times it echoes "Voices from Chernobyl" in letting the victims of coastal destruction bear wit...

    The best climate change book I've ever read. So much useful information but so personal and relevant to things that have already happened due to climate change! A must-read. ...

    This nonfiction book about rising ocean levels and devastating hurricanes stunned me; I could not speak when I finished it. The author combines science writing, personal essays, and vignettes from interviewees into a powerful, poetic call to action. For me, the book prompted curiosity ...

    This is an important book that should be read by all. It is not a dry, academic read, and you won?t find any textbook definitions of climate change or global warming here. Instead, this is a boots on the ground account of what is really happening out there in our world right now. And...

    Beautiful, beautiful writing about climate change and the ways it is currently affecting coastal communities, both human and non-human, in the US. Rush blends science, politics, nature writing, and history into a compelling narrative. The book is full of keen observations about nature ...

    Read my review in Earth Island Journal. http://www.earthisland.org/journal/in... ...

    Incredibly written book about communities and landscapes, and thus flora and fauna, affected by climate change which is resulting in rising sea levels all over the coasts of the United States. Will these people stay or go? CAN they go? WHY aren't they going? and so on are explored and ...

  • Eric
    Aug 29, 2019

    A sobering, elegant look at rising waters, climate change, and how low lying areas and the vulnerable people who live in those areas are at risk. ...

    This is my favorite read of #scienceseptember so far. Rush, who I saw read at AWP this year, combines individual narratives with broader looks at communities confronting changes in shoreline because of climate change and human impact. Fascinating stuff from a rotting wetland in Maine t...

    Rising is a sobering and unflinching look at the impact of rising sea levels from the front lines--those coastal communities dealing with hurricanes, flooding and loss of property. What this book does best is bring the theoretical problem of climate change to the here and now. It isn't...

    This is my number one recommended read for climate change deniers. Part memoir, part history, part science article, and part empathetic interviews, Rising tells the story of climate change in this country. It is no longer a worry for the future. It is already here. U.S. citizens liv...

    Without question the most powerful account of climate change I've yet read, paying equal attention to human and nonhuman lives, race and class, geography and economics, emotion and reason. At times it echoes "Voices from Chernobyl" in letting the victims of coastal destruction bear wit...

    The best climate change book I've ever read. So much useful information but so personal and relevant to things that have already happened due to climate change! A must-read. ...

    This nonfiction book about rising ocean levels and devastating hurricanes stunned me; I could not speak when I finished it. The author combines science writing, personal essays, and vignettes from interviewees into a powerful, poetic call to action. For me, the book prompted curiosity ...

    This is an important book that should be read by all. It is not a dry, academic read, and you won?t find any textbook definitions of climate change or global warming here. Instead, this is a boots on the ground account of what is really happening out there in our world right now. And...

    Beautiful, beautiful writing about climate change and the ways it is currently affecting coastal communities, both human and non-human, in the US. Rush blends science, politics, nature writing, and history into a compelling narrative. The book is full of keen observations about nature ...

    Read my review in Earth Island Journal. http://www.earthisland.org/journal/in... ...

    Incredibly written book about communities and landscapes, and thus flora and fauna, affected by climate change which is resulting in rising sea levels all over the coasts of the United States. Will these people stay or go? CAN they go? WHY aren't they going? and so on are explored and ...

    Excellent book that covers sea level rise across the US, but largely from the perspective of the people who are affected. Rush includes the science of sea level rise and the changes in tidal marshes and other areas affected by the sea, but her real focus is on the people - usually marg...

    Didn't really like the style of writing, still had some interesting personal accounts of how rising waters have already altered many lives. ...

    I am in the minority here. This book has garnered a lot of praise, and almost won the Pulitzer. It is, as Elizabeth Kolbert's blurb on the back said, "by turns bleak and beautiful" but I'm less convinced that it's "a compelling piece of reporting," which was the first part of that blur...

    The focus of this book overlaps with the scope of my professional life right now. Displacement, erosion, risk. Adaptation, resilience, relocation. Insurance, mortgage, capital. Catastrophe, death, extinction. Elizabeth Rush writes about dark themes impacting American coastal towns with...

    3.5 stars. I really loved lots of this book, liked a bit and disliked some. The observations about the disappearing coastline are troubling and, on their own, make this book worth reading. The author presents the science in a comprehensible and interesting way and the personal stor...

    The subtitle's 'Dispatches' recalls war stories from the front lines. Elizabeth Rush delivers them beautifully here. She's a kind of investigative war correspondent who spent five years interviewing people, traveling from U.S. coast to coast to coast and sometimes back again, doing res...

    ?If we do nothing to address the ways in which sea level rise will deepen economic and social inequality while simultaneously displacing and potentially drowning half the species currently considered endangered, then we won?t need a Robert Moses [controversial NYC official who was ...

  • Jacque
    Feb 16, 2019

    A sobering, elegant look at rising waters, climate change, and how low lying areas and the vulnerable people who live in those areas are at risk. ...

    This is my favorite read of #scienceseptember so far. Rush, who I saw read at AWP this year, combines individual narratives with broader looks at communities confronting changes in shoreline because of climate change and human impact. Fascinating stuff from a rotting wetland in Maine t...

    Rising is a sobering and unflinching look at the impact of rising sea levels from the front lines--those coastal communities dealing with hurricanes, flooding and loss of property. What this book does best is bring the theoretical problem of climate change to the here and now. It isn't...

    This is my number one recommended read for climate change deniers. Part memoir, part history, part science article, and part empathetic interviews, Rising tells the story of climate change in this country. It is no longer a worry for the future. It is already here. U.S. citizens liv...

    Without question the most powerful account of climate change I've yet read, paying equal attention to human and nonhuman lives, race and class, geography and economics, emotion and reason. At times it echoes "Voices from Chernobyl" in letting the victims of coastal destruction bear wit...

    The best climate change book I've ever read. So much useful information but so personal and relevant to things that have already happened due to climate change! A must-read. ...

    This nonfiction book about rising ocean levels and devastating hurricanes stunned me; I could not speak when I finished it. The author combines science writing, personal essays, and vignettes from interviewees into a powerful, poetic call to action. For me, the book prompted curiosity ...

    This is an important book that should be read by all. It is not a dry, academic read, and you won?t find any textbook definitions of climate change or global warming here. Instead, this is a boots on the ground account of what is really happening out there in our world right now. And...

    Beautiful, beautiful writing about climate change and the ways it is currently affecting coastal communities, both human and non-human, in the US. Rush blends science, politics, nature writing, and history into a compelling narrative. The book is full of keen observations about nature ...

    Read my review in Earth Island Journal. http://www.earthisland.org/journal/in... ...

    Incredibly written book about communities and landscapes, and thus flora and fauna, affected by climate change which is resulting in rising sea levels all over the coasts of the United States. Will these people stay or go? CAN they go? WHY aren't they going? and so on are explored and ...

    Excellent book that covers sea level rise across the US, but largely from the perspective of the people who are affected. Rush includes the science of sea level rise and the changes in tidal marshes and other areas affected by the sea, but her real focus is on the people - usually marg...

    Didn't really like the style of writing, still had some interesting personal accounts of how rising waters have already altered many lives. ...

    I am in the minority here. This book has garnered a lot of praise, and almost won the Pulitzer. It is, as Elizabeth Kolbert's blurb on the back said, "by turns bleak and beautiful" but I'm less convinced that it's "a compelling piece of reporting," which was the first part of that blur...

    The focus of this book overlaps with the scope of my professional life right now. Displacement, erosion, risk. Adaptation, resilience, relocation. Insurance, mortgage, capital. Catastrophe, death, extinction. Elizabeth Rush writes about dark themes impacting American coastal towns with...

    3.5 stars. I really loved lots of this book, liked a bit and disliked some. The observations about the disappearing coastline are troubling and, on their own, make this book worth reading. The author presents the science in a comprehensible and interesting way and the personal stor...

    The subtitle's 'Dispatches' recalls war stories from the front lines. Elizabeth Rush delivers them beautifully here. She's a kind of investigative war correspondent who spent five years interviewing people, traveling from U.S. coast to coast to coast and sometimes back again, doing res...

    ?If we do nothing to address the ways in which sea level rise will deepen economic and social inequality while simultaneously displacing and potentially drowning half the species currently considered endangered, then we won?t need a Robert Moses [controversial NYC official who was ...

    Elizabeth Rush deserves all of our love and money. She has written a book that encapsulates the intersection of a fascinating topic with incredibly important and influential moments in our life: homeowning, retirement, gentrification, sexual assault, climate grief, negligence, etc.. He...

    I don't read many books on the environment because they usually seem too technical and focused on the science of it. In contrast, this book is an amazing tour de force integrating the science and the impact on humanity. She weaves interviews of people living in areas already changed by...

    Poetic and very close to home. My house is at about 35 feet but it won't take much rise to change the surroundings drastically around us. Beautiful read. I see the marsh at the end of my street in a whole new light. "Like so many neighborhoods across America, this one is a poorly co...

    A relevant book which shows up close and personal the impact of climate change and development on our nation's coastlines. Relocation is the best answer rather than pouring money into rebuilding infrastructure and housing which will be eventually destroyed. Instead, the National Flood ...

    Really beautiful and lyrical. It rode a fine line between narrative and non fiction - at first I felt there may have been too much tangents but it all wove together well. Rush?s love for the coasts come out in many ways and I appreciated that she looked at more than just one aspect o...

    Game-changing. This book opened my eyes to the human dimension of climate change and how it, of course, impacts our most vulnerable communities first, and already is. The book is at its best when making those connections. ...

    This book brings out the issues of climate change in a very beautiful and empathetic way as Elizabeth Rush meets with coastal residents living in Florida, Maine, Rhode Island, Louisiana, and California and tells of how rising sea levels due to climate change have impacted their lives i...

    Made me very depressed. Still a good book though ...

    Literary sketches of areas affected by climate change. Insightful personal observation and sympathetic interviews but not really a roundup of the science. ...

    quite possibly my favorite book of the year in a category I never quite knew existed - "creative non-fiction" ...

    This is one of those books every American should read. It?s devastating but so timely and makes the issue of climate change ? as it concerns American shores ? human. Beyond the cost to humans, Rush also pays ample attention to what these changes mean for the natural world, the fl...

    Reading Rush?s personal narrative and diverse voices from American coastline communities that are the first hit by rising sea levels transformed my understanding of climate change. This book helped me understand the fuller extent of the inequities and intersectionality that are and w...

  • Tom Metz
    Aug 03, 2018

    A sobering, elegant look at rising waters, climate change, and how low lying areas and the vulnerable people who live in those areas are at risk. ...

    This is my favorite read of #scienceseptember so far. Rush, who I saw read at AWP this year, combines individual narratives with broader looks at communities confronting changes in shoreline because of climate change and human impact. Fascinating stuff from a rotting wetland in Maine t...

    Rising is a sobering and unflinching look at the impact of rising sea levels from the front lines--those coastal communities dealing with hurricanes, flooding and loss of property. What this book does best is bring the theoretical problem of climate change to the here and now. It isn't...

    This is my number one recommended read for climate change deniers. Part memoir, part history, part science article, and part empathetic interviews, Rising tells the story of climate change in this country. It is no longer a worry for the future. It is already here. U.S. citizens liv...

    Without question the most powerful account of climate change I've yet read, paying equal attention to human and nonhuman lives, race and class, geography and economics, emotion and reason. At times it echoes "Voices from Chernobyl" in letting the victims of coastal destruction bear wit...

    The best climate change book I've ever read. So much useful information but so personal and relevant to things that have already happened due to climate change! A must-read. ...

    This nonfiction book about rising ocean levels and devastating hurricanes stunned me; I could not speak when I finished it. The author combines science writing, personal essays, and vignettes from interviewees into a powerful, poetic call to action. For me, the book prompted curiosity ...

    This is an important book that should be read by all. It is not a dry, academic read, and you won?t find any textbook definitions of climate change or global warming here. Instead, this is a boots on the ground account of what is really happening out there in our world right now. And...

    Beautiful, beautiful writing about climate change and the ways it is currently affecting coastal communities, both human and non-human, in the US. Rush blends science, politics, nature writing, and history into a compelling narrative. The book is full of keen observations about nature ...

    Read my review in Earth Island Journal. http://www.earthisland.org/journal/in... ...

    Incredibly written book about communities and landscapes, and thus flora and fauna, affected by climate change which is resulting in rising sea levels all over the coasts of the United States. Will these people stay or go? CAN they go? WHY aren't they going? and so on are explored and ...

    Excellent book that covers sea level rise across the US, but largely from the perspective of the people who are affected. Rush includes the science of sea level rise and the changes in tidal marshes and other areas affected by the sea, but her real focus is on the people - usually marg...

    Didn't really like the style of writing, still had some interesting personal accounts of how rising waters have already altered many lives. ...

    I am in the minority here. This book has garnered a lot of praise, and almost won the Pulitzer. It is, as Elizabeth Kolbert's blurb on the back said, "by turns bleak and beautiful" but I'm less convinced that it's "a compelling piece of reporting," which was the first part of that blur...

    The focus of this book overlaps with the scope of my professional life right now. Displacement, erosion, risk. Adaptation, resilience, relocation. Insurance, mortgage, capital. Catastrophe, death, extinction. Elizabeth Rush writes about dark themes impacting American coastal towns with...

    3.5 stars. I really loved lots of this book, liked a bit and disliked some. The observations about the disappearing coastline are troubling and, on their own, make this book worth reading. The author presents the science in a comprehensible and interesting way and the personal stor...

    The subtitle's 'Dispatches' recalls war stories from the front lines. Elizabeth Rush delivers them beautifully here. She's a kind of investigative war correspondent who spent five years interviewing people, traveling from U.S. coast to coast to coast and sometimes back again, doing res...

    ?If we do nothing to address the ways in which sea level rise will deepen economic and social inequality while simultaneously displacing and potentially drowning half the species currently considered endangered, then we won?t need a Robert Moses [controversial NYC official who was ...

    Elizabeth Rush deserves all of our love and money. She has written a book that encapsulates the intersection of a fascinating topic with incredibly important and influential moments in our life: homeowning, retirement, gentrification, sexual assault, climate grief, negligence, etc.. He...

    I don't read many books on the environment because they usually seem too technical and focused on the science of it. In contrast, this book is an amazing tour de force integrating the science and the impact on humanity. She weaves interviews of people living in areas already changed by...

    Poetic and very close to home. My house is at about 35 feet but it won't take much rise to change the surroundings drastically around us. Beautiful read. I see the marsh at the end of my street in a whole new light. "Like so many neighborhoods across America, this one is a poorly co...

    A relevant book which shows up close and personal the impact of climate change and development on our nation's coastlines. Relocation is the best answer rather than pouring money into rebuilding infrastructure and housing which will be eventually destroyed. Instead, the National Flood ...

    Really beautiful and lyrical. It rode a fine line between narrative and non fiction - at first I felt there may have been too much tangents but it all wove together well. Rush?s love for the coasts come out in many ways and I appreciated that she looked at more than just one aspect o...

    Game-changing. This book opened my eyes to the human dimension of climate change and how it, of course, impacts our most vulnerable communities first, and already is. The book is at its best when making those connections. ...

    This book brings out the issues of climate change in a very beautiful and empathetic way as Elizabeth Rush meets with coastal residents living in Florida, Maine, Rhode Island, Louisiana, and California and tells of how rising sea levels due to climate change have impacted their lives i...

    Made me very depressed. Still a good book though ...

    Literary sketches of areas affected by climate change. Insightful personal observation and sympathetic interviews but not really a roundup of the science. ...

  • Sarah Boon
    Nov 26, 2018

    A sobering, elegant look at rising waters, climate change, and how low lying areas and the vulnerable people who live in those areas are at risk. ...

    This is my favorite read of #scienceseptember so far. Rush, who I saw read at AWP this year, combines individual narratives with broader looks at communities confronting changes in shoreline because of climate change and human impact. Fascinating stuff from a rotting wetland in Maine t...

    Rising is a sobering and unflinching look at the impact of rising sea levels from the front lines--those coastal communities dealing with hurricanes, flooding and loss of property. What this book does best is bring the theoretical problem of climate change to the here and now. It isn't...

    This is my number one recommended read for climate change deniers. Part memoir, part history, part science article, and part empathetic interviews, Rising tells the story of climate change in this country. It is no longer a worry for the future. It is already here. U.S. citizens liv...

    Without question the most powerful account of climate change I've yet read, paying equal attention to human and nonhuman lives, race and class, geography and economics, emotion and reason. At times it echoes "Voices from Chernobyl" in letting the victims of coastal destruction bear wit...

    The best climate change book I've ever read. So much useful information but so personal and relevant to things that have already happened due to climate change! A must-read. ...

    This nonfiction book about rising ocean levels and devastating hurricanes stunned me; I could not speak when I finished it. The author combines science writing, personal essays, and vignettes from interviewees into a powerful, poetic call to action. For me, the book prompted curiosity ...

    This is an important book that should be read by all. It is not a dry, academic read, and you won?t find any textbook definitions of climate change or global warming here. Instead, this is a boots on the ground account of what is really happening out there in our world right now. And...

    Beautiful, beautiful writing about climate change and the ways it is currently affecting coastal communities, both human and non-human, in the US. Rush blends science, politics, nature writing, and history into a compelling narrative. The book is full of keen observations about nature ...

    Read my review in Earth Island Journal. http://www.earthisland.org/journal/in... ...

    Incredibly written book about communities and landscapes, and thus flora and fauna, affected by climate change which is resulting in rising sea levels all over the coasts of the United States. Will these people stay or go? CAN they go? WHY aren't they going? and so on are explored and ...

    Excellent book that covers sea level rise across the US, but largely from the perspective of the people who are affected. Rush includes the science of sea level rise and the changes in tidal marshes and other areas affected by the sea, but her real focus is on the people - usually marg...

  • Jak Krumholtz
    Aug 26, 2018

    A sobering, elegant look at rising waters, climate change, and how low lying areas and the vulnerable people who live in those areas are at risk. ...

    This is my favorite read of #scienceseptember so far. Rush, who I saw read at AWP this year, combines individual narratives with broader looks at communities confronting changes in shoreline because of climate change and human impact. Fascinating stuff from a rotting wetland in Maine t...

    Rising is a sobering and unflinching look at the impact of rising sea levels from the front lines--those coastal communities dealing with hurricanes, flooding and loss of property. What this book does best is bring the theoretical problem of climate change to the here and now. It isn't...

    This is my number one recommended read for climate change deniers. Part memoir, part history, part science article, and part empathetic interviews, Rising tells the story of climate change in this country. It is no longer a worry for the future. It is already here. U.S. citizens liv...

    Without question the most powerful account of climate change I've yet read, paying equal attention to human and nonhuman lives, race and class, geography and economics, emotion and reason. At times it echoes "Voices from Chernobyl" in letting the victims of coastal destruction bear wit...

    The best climate change book I've ever read. So much useful information but so personal and relevant to things that have already happened due to climate change! A must-read. ...

    This nonfiction book about rising ocean levels and devastating hurricanes stunned me; I could not speak when I finished it. The author combines science writing, personal essays, and vignettes from interviewees into a powerful, poetic call to action. For me, the book prompted curiosity ...

    This is an important book that should be read by all. It is not a dry, academic read, and you won?t find any textbook definitions of climate change or global warming here. Instead, this is a boots on the ground account of what is really happening out there in our world right now. And...

    Beautiful, beautiful writing about climate change and the ways it is currently affecting coastal communities, both human and non-human, in the US. Rush blends science, politics, nature writing, and history into a compelling narrative. The book is full of keen observations about nature ...

    Read my review in Earth Island Journal. http://www.earthisland.org/journal/in... ...

    Incredibly written book about communities and landscapes, and thus flora and fauna, affected by climate change which is resulting in rising sea levels all over the coasts of the United States. Will these people stay or go? CAN they go? WHY aren't they going? and so on are explored and ...

    Excellent book that covers sea level rise across the US, but largely from the perspective of the people who are affected. Rush includes the science of sea level rise and the changes in tidal marshes and other areas affected by the sea, but her real focus is on the people - usually marg...

    Didn't really like the style of writing, still had some interesting personal accounts of how rising waters have already altered many lives. ...

    I am in the minority here. This book has garnered a lot of praise, and almost won the Pulitzer. It is, as Elizabeth Kolbert's blurb on the back said, "by turns bleak and beautiful" but I'm less convinced that it's "a compelling piece of reporting," which was the first part of that blur...

    The focus of this book overlaps with the scope of my professional life right now. Displacement, erosion, risk. Adaptation, resilience, relocation. Insurance, mortgage, capital. Catastrophe, death, extinction. Elizabeth Rush writes about dark themes impacting American coastal towns with...

    3.5 stars. I really loved lots of this book, liked a bit and disliked some. The observations about the disappearing coastline are troubling and, on their own, make this book worth reading. The author presents the science in a comprehensible and interesting way and the personal stor...

    The subtitle's 'Dispatches' recalls war stories from the front lines. Elizabeth Rush delivers them beautifully here. She's a kind of investigative war correspondent who spent five years interviewing people, traveling from U.S. coast to coast to coast and sometimes back again, doing res...

    ?If we do nothing to address the ways in which sea level rise will deepen economic and social inequality while simultaneously displacing and potentially drowning half the species currently considered endangered, then we won?t need a Robert Moses [controversial NYC official who was ...

    Elizabeth Rush deserves all of our love and money. She has written a book that encapsulates the intersection of a fascinating topic with incredibly important and influential moments in our life: homeowning, retirement, gentrification, sexual assault, climate grief, negligence, etc.. He...

    I don't read many books on the environment because they usually seem too technical and focused on the science of it. In contrast, this book is an amazing tour de force integrating the science and the impact on humanity. She weaves interviews of people living in areas already changed by...

    Poetic and very close to home. My house is at about 35 feet but it won't take much rise to change the surroundings drastically around us. Beautiful read. I see the marsh at the end of my street in a whole new light. "Like so many neighborhoods across America, this one is a poorly co...

  • Alissa
    Sep 29, 2019

    A sobering, elegant look at rising waters, climate change, and how low lying areas and the vulnerable people who live in those areas are at risk. ...

    This is my favorite read of #scienceseptember so far. Rush, who I saw read at AWP this year, combines individual narratives with broader looks at communities confronting changes in shoreline because of climate change and human impact. Fascinating stuff from a rotting wetland in Maine t...

    Rising is a sobering and unflinching look at the impact of rising sea levels from the front lines--those coastal communities dealing with hurricanes, flooding and loss of property. What this book does best is bring the theoretical problem of climate change to the here and now. It isn't...

    This is my number one recommended read for climate change deniers. Part memoir, part history, part science article, and part empathetic interviews, Rising tells the story of climate change in this country. It is no longer a worry for the future. It is already here. U.S. citizens liv...

    Without question the most powerful account of climate change I've yet read, paying equal attention to human and nonhuman lives, race and class, geography and economics, emotion and reason. At times it echoes "Voices from Chernobyl" in letting the victims of coastal destruction bear wit...

    The best climate change book I've ever read. So much useful information but so personal and relevant to things that have already happened due to climate change! A must-read. ...

    This nonfiction book about rising ocean levels and devastating hurricanes stunned me; I could not speak when I finished it. The author combines science writing, personal essays, and vignettes from interviewees into a powerful, poetic call to action. For me, the book prompted curiosity ...

    This is an important book that should be read by all. It is not a dry, academic read, and you won?t find any textbook definitions of climate change or global warming here. Instead, this is a boots on the ground account of what is really happening out there in our world right now. And...

    Beautiful, beautiful writing about climate change and the ways it is currently affecting coastal communities, both human and non-human, in the US. Rush blends science, politics, nature writing, and history into a compelling narrative. The book is full of keen observations about nature ...

    Read my review in Earth Island Journal. http://www.earthisland.org/journal/in... ...

    Incredibly written book about communities and landscapes, and thus flora and fauna, affected by climate change which is resulting in rising sea levels all over the coasts of the United States. Will these people stay or go? CAN they go? WHY aren't they going? and so on are explored and ...

    Excellent book that covers sea level rise across the US, but largely from the perspective of the people who are affected. Rush includes the science of sea level rise and the changes in tidal marshes and other areas affected by the sea, but her real focus is on the people - usually marg...

    Didn't really like the style of writing, still had some interesting personal accounts of how rising waters have already altered many lives. ...

    I am in the minority here. This book has garnered a lot of praise, and almost won the Pulitzer. It is, as Elizabeth Kolbert's blurb on the back said, "by turns bleak and beautiful" but I'm less convinced that it's "a compelling piece of reporting," which was the first part of that blur...

    The focus of this book overlaps with the scope of my professional life right now. Displacement, erosion, risk. Adaptation, resilience, relocation. Insurance, mortgage, capital. Catastrophe, death, extinction. Elizabeth Rush writes about dark themes impacting American coastal towns with...

    3.5 stars. I really loved lots of this book, liked a bit and disliked some. The observations about the disappearing coastline are troubling and, on their own, make this book worth reading. The author presents the science in a comprehensible and interesting way and the personal stor...

    The subtitle's 'Dispatches' recalls war stories from the front lines. Elizabeth Rush delivers them beautifully here. She's a kind of investigative war correspondent who spent five years interviewing people, traveling from U.S. coast to coast to coast and sometimes back again, doing res...

    ?If we do nothing to address the ways in which sea level rise will deepen economic and social inequality while simultaneously displacing and potentially drowning half the species currently considered endangered, then we won?t need a Robert Moses [controversial NYC official who was ...

    Elizabeth Rush deserves all of our love and money. She has written a book that encapsulates the intersection of a fascinating topic with incredibly important and influential moments in our life: homeowning, retirement, gentrification, sexual assault, climate grief, negligence, etc.. He...

    I don't read many books on the environment because they usually seem too technical and focused on the science of it. In contrast, this book is an amazing tour de force integrating the science and the impact on humanity. She weaves interviews of people living in areas already changed by...

    Poetic and very close to home. My house is at about 35 feet but it won't take much rise to change the surroundings drastically around us. Beautiful read. I see the marsh at the end of my street in a whole new light. "Like so many neighborhoods across America, this one is a poorly co...

    A relevant book which shows up close and personal the impact of climate change and development on our nation's coastlines. Relocation is the best answer rather than pouring money into rebuilding infrastructure and housing which will be eventually destroyed. Instead, the National Flood ...

    Really beautiful and lyrical. It rode a fine line between narrative and non fiction - at first I felt there may have been too much tangents but it all wove together well. Rush?s love for the coasts come out in many ways and I appreciated that she looked at more than just one aspect o...

    Game-changing. This book opened my eyes to the human dimension of climate change and how it, of course, impacts our most vulnerable communities first, and already is. The book is at its best when making those connections. ...

  • Coleman
    Jul 23, 2018

    A sobering, elegant look at rising waters, climate change, and how low lying areas and the vulnerable people who live in those areas are at risk. ...

    This is my favorite read of #scienceseptember so far. Rush, who I saw read at AWP this year, combines individual narratives with broader looks at communities confronting changes in shoreline because of climate change and human impact. Fascinating stuff from a rotting wetland in Maine t...

    Rising is a sobering and unflinching look at the impact of rising sea levels from the front lines--those coastal communities dealing with hurricanes, flooding and loss of property. What this book does best is bring the theoretical problem of climate change to the here and now. It isn't...

    This is my number one recommended read for climate change deniers. Part memoir, part history, part science article, and part empathetic interviews, Rising tells the story of climate change in this country. It is no longer a worry for the future. It is already here. U.S. citizens liv...

  • Yun
    Jun 26, 2019

    A sobering, elegant look at rising waters, climate change, and how low lying areas and the vulnerable people who live in those areas are at risk. ...

    This is my favorite read of #scienceseptember so far. Rush, who I saw read at AWP this year, combines individual narratives with broader looks at communities confronting changes in shoreline because of climate change and human impact. Fascinating stuff from a rotting wetland in Maine t...

    Rising is a sobering and unflinching look at the impact of rising sea levels from the front lines--those coastal communities dealing with hurricanes, flooding and loss of property. What this book does best is bring the theoretical problem of climate change to the here and now. It isn't...

  • Pearse Anderson
    Jan 23, 2019

    A sobering, elegant look at rising waters, climate change, and how low lying areas and the vulnerable people who live in those areas are at risk. ...

    This is my favorite read of #scienceseptember so far. Rush, who I saw read at AWP this year, combines individual narratives with broader looks at communities confronting changes in shoreline because of climate change and human impact. Fascinating stuff from a rotting wetland in Maine t...

    Rising is a sobering and unflinching look at the impact of rising sea levels from the front lines--those coastal communities dealing with hurricanes, flooding and loss of property. What this book does best is bring the theoretical problem of climate change to the here and now. It isn't...

    This is my number one recommended read for climate change deniers. Part memoir, part history, part science article, and part empathetic interviews, Rising tells the story of climate change in this country. It is no longer a worry for the future. It is already here. U.S. citizens liv...

    Without question the most powerful account of climate change I've yet read, paying equal attention to human and nonhuman lives, race and class, geography and economics, emotion and reason. At times it echoes "Voices from Chernobyl" in letting the victims of coastal destruction bear wit...

    The best climate change book I've ever read. So much useful information but so personal and relevant to things that have already happened due to climate change! A must-read. ...

    This nonfiction book about rising ocean levels and devastating hurricanes stunned me; I could not speak when I finished it. The author combines science writing, personal essays, and vignettes from interviewees into a powerful, poetic call to action. For me, the book prompted curiosity ...

    This is an important book that should be read by all. It is not a dry, academic read, and you won?t find any textbook definitions of climate change or global warming here. Instead, this is a boots on the ground account of what is really happening out there in our world right now. And...

    Beautiful, beautiful writing about climate change and the ways it is currently affecting coastal communities, both human and non-human, in the US. Rush blends science, politics, nature writing, and history into a compelling narrative. The book is full of keen observations about nature ...

    Read my review in Earth Island Journal. http://www.earthisland.org/journal/in... ...

    Incredibly written book about communities and landscapes, and thus flora and fauna, affected by climate change which is resulting in rising sea levels all over the coasts of the United States. Will these people stay or go? CAN they go? WHY aren't they going? and so on are explored and ...

    Excellent book that covers sea level rise across the US, but largely from the perspective of the people who are affected. Rush includes the science of sea level rise and the changes in tidal marshes and other areas affected by the sea, but her real focus is on the people - usually marg...

    Didn't really like the style of writing, still had some interesting personal accounts of how rising waters have already altered many lives. ...

    I am in the minority here. This book has garnered a lot of praise, and almost won the Pulitzer. It is, as Elizabeth Kolbert's blurb on the back said, "by turns bleak and beautiful" but I'm less convinced that it's "a compelling piece of reporting," which was the first part of that blur...

    The focus of this book overlaps with the scope of my professional life right now. Displacement, erosion, risk. Adaptation, resilience, relocation. Insurance, mortgage, capital. Catastrophe, death, extinction. Elizabeth Rush writes about dark themes impacting American coastal towns with...

    3.5 stars. I really loved lots of this book, liked a bit and disliked some. The observations about the disappearing coastline are troubling and, on their own, make this book worth reading. The author presents the science in a comprehensible and interesting way and the personal stor...

    The subtitle's 'Dispatches' recalls war stories from the front lines. Elizabeth Rush delivers them beautifully here. She's a kind of investigative war correspondent who spent five years interviewing people, traveling from U.S. coast to coast to coast and sometimes back again, doing res...

    ?If we do nothing to address the ways in which sea level rise will deepen economic and social inequality while simultaneously displacing and potentially drowning half the species currently considered endangered, then we won?t need a Robert Moses [controversial NYC official who was ...

    Elizabeth Rush deserves all of our love and money. She has written a book that encapsulates the intersection of a fascinating topic with incredibly important and influential moments in our life: homeowning, retirement, gentrification, sexual assault, climate grief, negligence, etc.. He...

  • Jay Parekh
    Sep 06, 2018

    A sobering, elegant look at rising waters, climate change, and how low lying areas and the vulnerable people who live in those areas are at risk. ...

    This is my favorite read of #scienceseptember so far. Rush, who I saw read at AWP this year, combines individual narratives with broader looks at communities confronting changes in shoreline because of climate change and human impact. Fascinating stuff from a rotting wetland in Maine t...

    Rising is a sobering and unflinching look at the impact of rising sea levels from the front lines--those coastal communities dealing with hurricanes, flooding and loss of property. What this book does best is bring the theoretical problem of climate change to the here and now. It isn't...

    This is my number one recommended read for climate change deniers. Part memoir, part history, part science article, and part empathetic interviews, Rising tells the story of climate change in this country. It is no longer a worry for the future. It is already here. U.S. citizens liv...

    Without question the most powerful account of climate change I've yet read, paying equal attention to human and nonhuman lives, race and class, geography and economics, emotion and reason. At times it echoes "Voices from Chernobyl" in letting the victims of coastal destruction bear wit...

    The best climate change book I've ever read. So much useful information but so personal and relevant to things that have already happened due to climate change! A must-read. ...

    This nonfiction book about rising ocean levels and devastating hurricanes stunned me; I could not speak when I finished it. The author combines science writing, personal essays, and vignettes from interviewees into a powerful, poetic call to action. For me, the book prompted curiosity ...

    This is an important book that should be read by all. It is not a dry, academic read, and you won?t find any textbook definitions of climate change or global warming here. Instead, this is a boots on the ground account of what is really happening out there in our world right now. And...

    Beautiful, beautiful writing about climate change and the ways it is currently affecting coastal communities, both human and non-human, in the US. Rush blends science, politics, nature writing, and history into a compelling narrative. The book is full of keen observations about nature ...

    Read my review in Earth Island Journal. http://www.earthisland.org/journal/in... ...

    Incredibly written book about communities and landscapes, and thus flora and fauna, affected by climate change which is resulting in rising sea levels all over the coasts of the United States. Will these people stay or go? CAN they go? WHY aren't they going? and so on are explored and ...

    Excellent book that covers sea level rise across the US, but largely from the perspective of the people who are affected. Rush includes the science of sea level rise and the changes in tidal marshes and other areas affected by the sea, but her real focus is on the people - usually marg...

    Didn't really like the style of writing, still had some interesting personal accounts of how rising waters have already altered many lives. ...

    I am in the minority here. This book has garnered a lot of praise, and almost won the Pulitzer. It is, as Elizabeth Kolbert's blurb on the back said, "by turns bleak and beautiful" but I'm less convinced that it's "a compelling piece of reporting," which was the first part of that blur...

    The focus of this book overlaps with the scope of my professional life right now. Displacement, erosion, risk. Adaptation, resilience, relocation. Insurance, mortgage, capital. Catastrophe, death, extinction. Elizabeth Rush writes about dark themes impacting American coastal towns with...

    3.5 stars. I really loved lots of this book, liked a bit and disliked some. The observations about the disappearing coastline are troubling and, on their own, make this book worth reading. The author presents the science in a comprehensible and interesting way and the personal stor...

    The subtitle's 'Dispatches' recalls war stories from the front lines. Elizabeth Rush delivers them beautifully here. She's a kind of investigative war correspondent who spent five years interviewing people, traveling from U.S. coast to coast to coast and sometimes back again, doing res...

    ?If we do nothing to address the ways in which sea level rise will deepen economic and social inequality while simultaneously displacing and potentially drowning half the species currently considered endangered, then we won?t need a Robert Moses [controversial NYC official who was ...

    Elizabeth Rush deserves all of our love and money. She has written a book that encapsulates the intersection of a fascinating topic with incredibly important and influential moments in our life: homeowning, retirement, gentrification, sexual assault, climate grief, negligence, etc.. He...

    I don't read many books on the environment because they usually seem too technical and focused on the science of it. In contrast, this book is an amazing tour de force integrating the science and the impact on humanity. She weaves interviews of people living in areas already changed by...

    Poetic and very close to home. My house is at about 35 feet but it won't take much rise to change the surroundings drastically around us. Beautiful read. I see the marsh at the end of my street in a whole new light. "Like so many neighborhoods across America, this one is a poorly co...

    A relevant book which shows up close and personal the impact of climate change and development on our nation's coastlines. Relocation is the best answer rather than pouring money into rebuilding infrastructure and housing which will be eventually destroyed. Instead, the National Flood ...

    Really beautiful and lyrical. It rode a fine line between narrative and non fiction - at first I felt there may have been too much tangents but it all wove together well. Rush?s love for the coasts come out in many ways and I appreciated that she looked at more than just one aspect o...

    Game-changing. This book opened my eyes to the human dimension of climate change and how it, of course, impacts our most vulnerable communities first, and already is. The book is at its best when making those connections. ...

    This book brings out the issues of climate change in a very beautiful and empathetic way as Elizabeth Rush meets with coastal residents living in Florida, Maine, Rhode Island, Louisiana, and California and tells of how rising sea levels due to climate change have impacted their lives i...

    Made me very depressed. Still a good book though ...

    Literary sketches of areas affected by climate change. Insightful personal observation and sympathetic interviews but not really a roundup of the science. ...

    quite possibly my favorite book of the year in a category I never quite knew existed - "creative non-fiction" ...

  • Annie Harvieux
    Jun 24, 2018

    A sobering, elegant look at rising waters, climate change, and how low lying areas and the vulnerable people who live in those areas are at risk. ...

    This is my favorite read of #scienceseptember so far. Rush, who I saw read at AWP this year, combines individual narratives with broader looks at communities confronting changes in shoreline because of climate change and human impact. Fascinating stuff from a rotting wetland in Maine t...

    Rising is a sobering and unflinching look at the impact of rising sea levels from the front lines--those coastal communities dealing with hurricanes, flooding and loss of property. What this book does best is bring the theoretical problem of climate change to the here and now. It isn't...

    This is my number one recommended read for climate change deniers. Part memoir, part history, part science article, and part empathetic interviews, Rising tells the story of climate change in this country. It is no longer a worry for the future. It is already here. U.S. citizens liv...

    Without question the most powerful account of climate change I've yet read, paying equal attention to human and nonhuman lives, race and class, geography and economics, emotion and reason. At times it echoes "Voices from Chernobyl" in letting the victims of coastal destruction bear wit...

    The best climate change book I've ever read. So much useful information but so personal and relevant to things that have already happened due to climate change! A must-read. ...

  • Phil Boyd
    Jun 17, 2019

    A sobering, elegant look at rising waters, climate change, and how low lying areas and the vulnerable people who live in those areas are at risk. ...

    This is my favorite read of #scienceseptember so far. Rush, who I saw read at AWP this year, combines individual narratives with broader looks at communities confronting changes in shoreline because of climate change and human impact. Fascinating stuff from a rotting wetland in Maine t...

    Rising is a sobering and unflinching look at the impact of rising sea levels from the front lines--those coastal communities dealing with hurricanes, flooding and loss of property. What this book does best is bring the theoretical problem of climate change to the here and now. It isn't...

    This is my number one recommended read for climate change deniers. Part memoir, part history, part science article, and part empathetic interviews, Rising tells the story of climate change in this country. It is no longer a worry for the future. It is already here. U.S. citizens liv...

    Without question the most powerful account of climate change I've yet read, paying equal attention to human and nonhuman lives, race and class, geography and economics, emotion and reason. At times it echoes "Voices from Chernobyl" in letting the victims of coastal destruction bear wit...

    The best climate change book I've ever read. So much useful information but so personal and relevant to things that have already happened due to climate change! A must-read. ...

    This nonfiction book about rising ocean levels and devastating hurricanes stunned me; I could not speak when I finished it. The author combines science writing, personal essays, and vignettes from interviewees into a powerful, poetic call to action. For me, the book prompted curiosity ...

    This is an important book that should be read by all. It is not a dry, academic read, and you won?t find any textbook definitions of climate change or global warming here. Instead, this is a boots on the ground account of what is really happening out there in our world right now. And...

    Beautiful, beautiful writing about climate change and the ways it is currently affecting coastal communities, both human and non-human, in the US. Rush blends science, politics, nature writing, and history into a compelling narrative. The book is full of keen observations about nature ...

    Read my review in Earth Island Journal. http://www.earthisland.org/journal/in... ...

    Incredibly written book about communities and landscapes, and thus flora and fauna, affected by climate change which is resulting in rising sea levels all over the coasts of the United States. Will these people stay or go? CAN they go? WHY aren't they going? and so on are explored and ...

    Excellent book that covers sea level rise across the US, but largely from the perspective of the people who are affected. Rush includes the science of sea level rise and the changes in tidal marshes and other areas affected by the sea, but her real focus is on the people - usually marg...

    Didn't really like the style of writing, still had some interesting personal accounts of how rising waters have already altered many lives. ...

  • Sydney Doidge
    May 19, 2019

    A sobering, elegant look at rising waters, climate change, and how low lying areas and the vulnerable people who live in those areas are at risk. ...

    This is my favorite read of #scienceseptember so far. Rush, who I saw read at AWP this year, combines individual narratives with broader looks at communities confronting changes in shoreline because of climate change and human impact. Fascinating stuff from a rotting wetland in Maine t...

    Rising is a sobering and unflinching look at the impact of rising sea levels from the front lines--those coastal communities dealing with hurricanes, flooding and loss of property. What this book does best is bring the theoretical problem of climate change to the here and now. It isn't...

    This is my number one recommended read for climate change deniers. Part memoir, part history, part science article, and part empathetic interviews, Rising tells the story of climate change in this country. It is no longer a worry for the future. It is already here. U.S. citizens liv...

    Without question the most powerful account of climate change I've yet read, paying equal attention to human and nonhuman lives, race and class, geography and economics, emotion and reason. At times it echoes "Voices from Chernobyl" in letting the victims of coastal destruction bear wit...

    The best climate change book I've ever read. So much useful information but so personal and relevant to things that have already happened due to climate change! A must-read. ...

    This nonfiction book about rising ocean levels and devastating hurricanes stunned me; I could not speak when I finished it. The author combines science writing, personal essays, and vignettes from interviewees into a powerful, poetic call to action. For me, the book prompted curiosity ...

    This is an important book that should be read by all. It is not a dry, academic read, and you won?t find any textbook definitions of climate change or global warming here. Instead, this is a boots on the ground account of what is really happening out there in our world right now. And...

    Beautiful, beautiful writing about climate change and the ways it is currently affecting coastal communities, both human and non-human, in the US. Rush blends science, politics, nature writing, and history into a compelling narrative. The book is full of keen observations about nature ...

    Read my review in Earth Island Journal. http://www.earthisland.org/journal/in... ...

    Incredibly written book about communities and landscapes, and thus flora and fauna, affected by climate change which is resulting in rising sea levels all over the coasts of the United States. Will these people stay or go? CAN they go? WHY aren't they going? and so on are explored and ...

    Excellent book that covers sea level rise across the US, but largely from the perspective of the people who are affected. Rush includes the science of sea level rise and the changes in tidal marshes and other areas affected by the sea, but her real focus is on the people - usually marg...

    Didn't really like the style of writing, still had some interesting personal accounts of how rising waters have already altered many lives. ...

    I am in the minority here. This book has garnered a lot of praise, and almost won the Pulitzer. It is, as Elizabeth Kolbert's blurb on the back said, "by turns bleak and beautiful" but I'm less convinced that it's "a compelling piece of reporting," which was the first part of that blur...

    The focus of this book overlaps with the scope of my professional life right now. Displacement, erosion, risk. Adaptation, resilience, relocation. Insurance, mortgage, capital. Catastrophe, death, extinction. Elizabeth Rush writes about dark themes impacting American coastal towns with...

    3.5 stars. I really loved lots of this book, liked a bit and disliked some. The observations about the disappearing coastline are troubling and, on their own, make this book worth reading. The author presents the science in a comprehensible and interesting way and the personal stor...

    The subtitle's 'Dispatches' recalls war stories from the front lines. Elizabeth Rush delivers them beautifully here. She's a kind of investigative war correspondent who spent five years interviewing people, traveling from U.S. coast to coast to coast and sometimes back again, doing res...

    ?If we do nothing to address the ways in which sea level rise will deepen economic and social inequality while simultaneously displacing and potentially drowning half the species currently considered endangered, then we won?t need a Robert Moses [controversial NYC official who was ...

    Elizabeth Rush deserves all of our love and money. She has written a book that encapsulates the intersection of a fascinating topic with incredibly important and influential moments in our life: homeowning, retirement, gentrification, sexual assault, climate grief, negligence, etc.. He...

    I don't read many books on the environment because they usually seem too technical and focused on the science of it. In contrast, this book is an amazing tour de force integrating the science and the impact on humanity. She weaves interviews of people living in areas already changed by...

    Poetic and very close to home. My house is at about 35 feet but it won't take much rise to change the surroundings drastically around us. Beautiful read. I see the marsh at the end of my street in a whole new light. "Like so many neighborhoods across America, this one is a poorly co...

    A relevant book which shows up close and personal the impact of climate change and development on our nation's coastlines. Relocation is the best answer rather than pouring money into rebuilding infrastructure and housing which will be eventually destroyed. Instead, the National Flood ...

    Really beautiful and lyrical. It rode a fine line between narrative and non fiction - at first I felt there may have been too much tangents but it all wove together well. Rush?s love for the coasts come out in many ways and I appreciated that she looked at more than just one aspect o...

  • Stephanie Maria
    Sep 16, 2019

    A sobering, elegant look at rising waters, climate change, and how low lying areas and the vulnerable people who live in those areas are at risk. ...

    This is my favorite read of #scienceseptember so far. Rush, who I saw read at AWP this year, combines individual narratives with broader looks at communities confronting changes in shoreline because of climate change and human impact. Fascinating stuff from a rotting wetland in Maine t...

    Rising is a sobering and unflinching look at the impact of rising sea levels from the front lines--those coastal communities dealing with hurricanes, flooding and loss of property. What this book does best is bring the theoretical problem of climate change to the here and now. It isn't...

    This is my number one recommended read for climate change deniers. Part memoir, part history, part science article, and part empathetic interviews, Rising tells the story of climate change in this country. It is no longer a worry for the future. It is already here. U.S. citizens liv...

    Without question the most powerful account of climate change I've yet read, paying equal attention to human and nonhuman lives, race and class, geography and economics, emotion and reason. At times it echoes "Voices from Chernobyl" in letting the victims of coastal destruction bear wit...

    The best climate change book I've ever read. So much useful information but so personal and relevant to things that have already happened due to climate change! A must-read. ...

    This nonfiction book about rising ocean levels and devastating hurricanes stunned me; I could not speak when I finished it. The author combines science writing, personal essays, and vignettes from interviewees into a powerful, poetic call to action. For me, the book prompted curiosity ...

    This is an important book that should be read by all. It is not a dry, academic read, and you won?t find any textbook definitions of climate change or global warming here. Instead, this is a boots on the ground account of what is really happening out there in our world right now. And...

    Beautiful, beautiful writing about climate change and the ways it is currently affecting coastal communities, both human and non-human, in the US. Rush blends science, politics, nature writing, and history into a compelling narrative. The book is full of keen observations about nature ...

    Read my review in Earth Island Journal. http://www.earthisland.org/journal/in... ...

    Incredibly written book about communities and landscapes, and thus flora and fauna, affected by climate change which is resulting in rising sea levels all over the coasts of the United States. Will these people stay or go? CAN they go? WHY aren't they going? and so on are explored and ...

    Excellent book that covers sea level rise across the US, but largely from the perspective of the people who are affected. Rush includes the science of sea level rise and the changes in tidal marshes and other areas affected by the sea, but her real focus is on the people - usually marg...

    Didn't really like the style of writing, still had some interesting personal accounts of how rising waters have already altered many lives. ...

    I am in the minority here. This book has garnered a lot of praise, and almost won the Pulitzer. It is, as Elizabeth Kolbert's blurb on the back said, "by turns bleak and beautiful" but I'm less convinced that it's "a compelling piece of reporting," which was the first part of that blur...

    The focus of this book overlaps with the scope of my professional life right now. Displacement, erosion, risk. Adaptation, resilience, relocation. Insurance, mortgage, capital. Catastrophe, death, extinction. Elizabeth Rush writes about dark themes impacting American coastal towns with...

    3.5 stars. I really loved lots of this book, liked a bit and disliked some. The observations about the disappearing coastline are troubling and, on their own, make this book worth reading. The author presents the science in a comprehensible and interesting way and the personal stor...

    The subtitle's 'Dispatches' recalls war stories from the front lines. Elizabeth Rush delivers them beautifully here. She's a kind of investigative war correspondent who spent five years interviewing people, traveling from U.S. coast to coast to coast and sometimes back again, doing res...

    ?If we do nothing to address the ways in which sea level rise will deepen economic and social inequality while simultaneously displacing and potentially drowning half the species currently considered endangered, then we won?t need a Robert Moses [controversial NYC official who was ...

    Elizabeth Rush deserves all of our love and money. She has written a book that encapsulates the intersection of a fascinating topic with incredibly important and influential moments in our life: homeowning, retirement, gentrification, sexual assault, climate grief, negligence, etc.. He...

    I don't read many books on the environment because they usually seem too technical and focused on the science of it. In contrast, this book is an amazing tour de force integrating the science and the impact on humanity. She weaves interviews of people living in areas already changed by...

    Poetic and very close to home. My house is at about 35 feet but it won't take much rise to change the surroundings drastically around us. Beautiful read. I see the marsh at the end of my street in a whole new light. "Like so many neighborhoods across America, this one is a poorly co...

    A relevant book which shows up close and personal the impact of climate change and development on our nation's coastlines. Relocation is the best answer rather than pouring money into rebuilding infrastructure and housing which will be eventually destroyed. Instead, the National Flood ...

    Really beautiful and lyrical. It rode a fine line between narrative and non fiction - at first I felt there may have been too much tangents but it all wove together well. Rush?s love for the coasts come out in many ways and I appreciated that she looked at more than just one aspect o...

    Game-changing. This book opened my eyes to the human dimension of climate change and how it, of course, impacts our most vulnerable communities first, and already is. The book is at its best when making those connections. ...

    This book brings out the issues of climate change in a very beautiful and empathetic way as Elizabeth Rush meets with coastal residents living in Florida, Maine, Rhode Island, Louisiana, and California and tells of how rising sea levels due to climate change have impacted their lives i...

    Made me very depressed. Still a good book though ...