The essays and reportage in How to respire Underwater
provide a breathtaking assessment of this age of radical changefrom the web playing increase within the Caribbean to Cyberjaya, the Malaysian government’s try to construct its personal Silicon Valley; from online game layout to digital-age tabloid journalism to the artistry of The Simpsons
; and from the destiny of the nice Barrier Reef to Cuba’s financial limbo after the autumn of the Soviet empire. In box experiences that survey the increase of the net within the Nineteen Nineties, examine the altering nature of mass tradition within the electronic age, and supply a multifaceted examine how human is shaping the planet’s foundations, this assortment offers a fractal portrait of a society in swift flux.
Chris Turner is the writer of 4 prior books, a nine-time nationwide journal Award winner and a sought-after speaker at the upward thrust of the worldwide eco-friendly economic system, in addition to a celebrated function author for The Walrus, Canadian Geographic, The Globe & Mail
and different significant guides. His full of life and passionate reportage, with his incisive essays and clever cultural feedback, have for the prior fifteen years made crucial contributions to the debates on our weather, tradition, and expertise. they're accumulated the following for the 1st time.
Praise for How to respire Underwater
Chris Turner is one of the top journal writers on this planet. His writing is so attractive, wry and well-reported that it is spellbinding. And spellbreaking: He wakes you up, makes you take a seat upright and glance afresh at our tradition, our weather, and the place we have to go. This is literary nonfiction at its finest.”Clive Thompson, Wired columnist and writer of Smarter Than You Think
"Chris Turner is the grasp of long-form journalism in Canada, a wise, humorous, and ceaselessly curious envoy to all over. This assortment gathers his most sensible paintings, forging hyperlinks of that means in a sequence of impressive reporting and writing; readers will see many selection items and become aware of, perhaps for the 1st time, that they have been all formed by means of a similar indefatigable intelligence."Mark Kingwell, the writer of A Civil Tongue
"Whatever you decide to name this type of stylishly suggested, deeply engaged, richly nuanced, gorgeously written nonfiction--saturation reportage, new journalism, longform writing--it with no query qualifies as genuine literature. it is the in simple terms form of journalism that will get remembered, and the single sort that produces genuine change. Chris Turner has been writing it considering that he began taking notes.”Ian Brown, writer of The Boy within the Moon and Globe & Mail characteristic writer