“In his thoughtful and felicitous new book, The Fate of Nature, Charles Wohlforth presents an inspired view of humankind’s future.”—Anchorage Daily News"A terrific if somewhat polemical book."—Knight Science Journalism Tracker
“The Fate of Nature is an important and compelling read. Wohlforth develops critical, unexamined issues about our relationship to nature through the vivid characters and magnificent landscapes of coastal Alaska. You’ll be intrigued, and you may be changed.”—Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Charles Wohlforth is a lifelong Alaska resident and author of The Whale and the Supercomputer, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, as well as many other books and articles about nature, history, politics, and travel in the North. An avid cross-country skier, Wohlforth lives during the winter in Anchorage with his wife, Barbara, and their four children. In summer they live off the grid on a remote Kachemak Bay shore reachable only by boat. Wohforth began his career as a reporter for a small-town newspaper. As a reporter for the Anchorage Daily News he worked months in the field covering the Exxon Valdez oil spill.