Steve Chapple Publishes Book on America's Environmental Crisis

Steve Chapple Publishes Book on America’s Environmental Crisis

February 8, 2018 in Arts, Notes, Publications

Steve Chapple (BR) writes to say, “I’ve finished my new book BREAKPOINT: Reckoning with America’s Environmental Crises, with esteemed co-author Jeremy Jackson (Ph.D ’71,)  available now through Yale University Press. Shepherded by Yale’s more than patient Senior Executive Editor Jean Thompson Black, BREAKPOINT has garnered generous advance praise from Elizabeth Kolbert (“Thought-provoking, informative, and, ultimately, hopeful,”) Leonardo DiCaprio ( “Moving, poignant, and timely, Breakpoint is both a stark reminder of the urgent environmental challenges facing the planet and a hopeful call to action to those in power. This is boots-on-the-ground science at its finest,”) and Paul Hawken, who wrote:  “Breakpoint is a stunning book of ecological anthropology from consummate storytellers. The human narratives they bring to light allow us to understand and appreciate how America farmed, drilled, degraded, and overheated the land of the free and the home of the brave. It is fair, compelling, and heartbreaking, as good as anything written by Margaret Mead or Claude Levi Strauss.”  When I was poring through Mead and Levi-Straus on chilly Sunday mornings at the top of Branford, I never thought I would be so erroneously compared to both.  But it’s a strong book for dangerous times.  Please check it out.”

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