Elizabeth Kolbert's Book Catching Early Raves

New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert's new book, Field Notes from a Catastrophe, is garnering extremely positive early reviews. Check this in the Seattle Times, which also covers Tim Flannery's excellent The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth.

As the Times reports, Kolbert will also be in Seattle to discuss the book, at these times:

• At 7:30 p.m. March 23 as part of the Seattle Science Lecture Series. At Seattle's Town Hall; co-sponsored by the University Book Store (206-634-3400; www.ubookstore.com).

• At 6:30 p.m. May 5 at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park (206-366-3333; www.thirdplacebooks.com).