What We Owe a Rabbit

Fellow Creatures: Our Obligations to the Other Animals by Christine M. Korsgaard Oxford University Press, 252 pp., $24.95 Walton Ford/Kasmin GalleryWalton Ford: Loss of the Lisbon Rhinoceros, 2008. For more on Ford’s work, see Lucy Jakub’s ‘Walton Ford: Twenty-First-Century Naturalist’ on the NYR Daily (nybooks.com/ford-daily). Christine Korsgaard is a distinguished philosopher who has taught at …

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The tragedy of Chernobyl

Manual for Survival. By Kate Brown. W.W. Norton; 432 pages; $27.95. Allen Lane; £20 Midnight in Chernobyl By Adam Higginbotham. Simon & Schuster; 560 pages; $29.95. Bantam Press; £20 Get our daily newsletter Upgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor’s Picks. Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy. By Serhii Plokhy. Basic Books; 432 pages; $32. Allen Lane; £20 …

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The Other Kind of Climate Denialism

“The Uninhabitable Earth,” David Wallace-Wells’s new book about how climate change will affect human life, begins, “It is worse, much worse, than you think.” In superhot cities, roads will melt and train tracks will buckle. At five degrees of warming, much of the planet would be in constant drought. With just six metres of sea-level …

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Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Hints at an Epic Prequel

Lord of the Rings fans rejoice: in their new adaptation, Amazon is going far back. This is no re-adaptation. No, it’s going bigger—as many suspected and hoped, it’s going epic, and it’s going prequel. The official Twitter account for the new adaptation has finally started tweeting. They first teased us a month ago with the …

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