The Atlantic Publishes Its First Original Ebook, “Battle at the End of Eden”

Washington, D.C. (December 26, 2012)—In “Battle at the End of Eden,” a globe-trotting tale that marks the first time original Atlantic reporting is being published exclusively as an ebook, author Amanda R. Martinez takes readers inside the fight to preserve the most delicate places on Earth.

All across the globe, on exotic islands far from view, the world’s rarest animals are quietly dying off. To many, the vexing wave of extinction portends an ecological crisis. To a cadre of brash scientists who think they’ve discovered a solution, these desperate times call for desperate measures—a strategy involving guns, poison, traps, and a wholesale rethinking of modern conservation.

“As we explore new vehicles for delivering the kinds of rich, deeply reported stories that define The Atlantic, I’m incredibly proud that ‘Battle at the End of Eden,’ marks our first foray into original ebook publishing,” Scott Stossel, editor of The Atlantic magazine, said. Amanda’s piece, which she reported over many months from the Gal├ípagos Islands and along the coast of California, sets a high bar for the ‘Atlantic Singles’ to come in the months and years ahead.”

“Battle at the End of Eden” is available exclusively on the Kindle for $0.99. For more information, visit

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