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The heat will kill you first : life and death on a scorched planet

Jeff Goodell (Author), Little, Brown and Company (Publisher)
"The Heat Will Kill You First is about the extreme ways in which our planet is already changing. It is about why spring is coming a few weeks earlier and fall is coming a few weeks later and the impact that will have on everything from our food supply to disease outbreaks. It is about what will happen to our lives and our communities when typical summer days in Chicago or Boston go from 90°F to 110°F. A heatwave, Goodell explains, is a predatory event--one that culls out the most vulnerable people. But that is changing. As heatwaves become more intense and more common, they will become more democratic. As an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of environmental journalism for decades, Goodell's new book may be his most provocative yet, explaining how extreme heat will dramatically change the world as we know it"-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2023
First edition View all formats and editions
Little, Brown and Company, New York, 2023
Informational works
x, 385 pages ; 25 cm
9780316497572, 0316497576
Prologue: The Goldilocks zone
A cautionary tale
How heat shaped us
Heat islands
Life on the run
Anatomy of a crime scene
Magic valley
The blob
The sweat economy
Ice at the end of the world
The mosquito is my vector
Cheap cold air
What you can't see won't hurt you
Roast, flee, or act
The white bear
Epilogue: Beyond Goldilocks