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From the bestselling author of Lab Girl comes a slim, urgent missive on the defining issue of our time: here is Hope Jahren on climate change, our timeless pursuit of more, and how the same human ambition that got us here can also be our salvation.

Hope Jahren is an award-winning geobiologist, a brilliant writer, and one of the seven billion people with whom we share
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Paperback, First Canadian Edition, 224 pages
Expected publication: March 3rd 2020 by Vintage Books Canada
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    Brian
    Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    The Story of More by Hope Jahren (award-winning author of Lab Girl) is a unique account of humanity’s increased production and consumption across the last 50 years of industrialization. Jahren tells this story through the lens of her own life, growing up in America’s heartland in a town best known for slaughtering hogs, to paint a vivid photorealist painting of increasing global excess, especially by the few most developed countries of the world.

    Jahren also provides an undeniably perfect, lucid
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    Moses
    Dec 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    The Story of More is a well-researched, well-written, conversation about how the world has changed in Dr. Jahren's short time on this Earth. It's a conversation about how the Earth has changed in the million or so years for which we have ice cores. It's a conversation about how the Earth has changed between...pick a time...and now.

    I say, "conversation," because like much of what Dr. Jahren writes, this book welcomes you into a comfortable space, virtually offers you a cup of tea, and provides
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    River
    Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    This book looks at the climate change problem from a viewpoint that is different than most all other books about climate change: it is more about the factors that brought us to the current situation than it about predicting the future of the Earth. This gives a fresh perspective to the climate change story, one that I found really compelling to read because it is a story about the lives we all have been living over the past decades. The food that we eat, the cars that we drive, the way the ...more
    Connie Lindstrom
    This review is based on an advance reader's copy of The Story of More.

    This topic interests me as a layperson, so I have read a number of books on varying aspects of it. I am a financial analyst for the biofuels industry and have lived all my life in the Midwestern part of the United States, so I have a particular interest in farming and how agriculture affects and is affected by climate change. Other than those facts I know no more than anyone else on the subject, so I fall squarely into the
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    HOPE JAHREN is an award-winning scientist who has been pursuing independent research in paleobiology since 1996, when she completed her PhD at UC Berkeley and began teaching and researching first at the Georgia Institute of Technology and then at Johns Hopkins University. She is the recipient of three Fulbright Awards and is one of four scientists, and the only woman, to have been awarded both of ...more