Books by Elizabeth Royte

Elizabeth Royte has written for the New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, National Geographic, Outside, Smithsonian, and The New Yorker. She was the recipient of an Alicia Patterson Foundation fellowship in 1999. She lives in Brooklyn.

Released: June 1, 2008

"Lively investigative journalism."
Journalist Royte (Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash, 2005, etc.) traces bottled-water production and the origins of other sources of potable water. Read full book review >
Released: July 13, 2005

"Royte is a natural storyteller and skillful natural historian. Few others could have pulled off turning our feculence into fascination."
The Great Garbage Tour may sound like a grunge music extravaganza, but it's actually the author following her "rejectamenta" to its logical end. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 26, 2001

"A finely drawn chronicle of fieldwork, with an appealing moral edge: '. . . a plea for conservation, and the basic research that made it possible, that anyone can understand.'"
An intriguing story of time spent with the field scientists of Panama's Barro Colorado Island, from magazine journalist Royte. Read full book review >