Renowned photographer, Chris Jordan went on assignment "his own" to capture the tragedy of the aftermath of this, the greatest natural disaster in the history of the United States. In "Katrina's Wake", his series of 50 photographs layer the horror of ruin with the uncanny beauty of nature, even in its most savage incarnation. They show how the remnants of a place - from Mardi Gras beads to church pews, from computer stations to swing sets - remind us all of the essence of a place. Essays by Bill McKibben, Elizabeth Royte, and Susan Zakin explore the causes and effects of global warming, noting that we all have to be held responsible for the future of our planet. A portion of the profits from the sale of this book will be donated to organizations dedicated to the rebuilding of New Orleans.