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An explosive, completely new understanding of heat, the lethal force which threatens every living cell on Earth. New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Goodell presents a deeply-reported examination of the impact that temperature rise will have on our lives and on our planet, offering a vital new perspective on where we are headed, how we can prepare, and what is at stake if we fail to act.

The New York Times Critics’ Top Book of 2017, as well as one of Washington Post ’s 50 Notable Works of Nonfiction in 2017

Winner of 2011 Grantham Prize of Special Merit

New York Times bestseller