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Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming Is Changing the World

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Publisher Comments:

"The power of Gary Braasch's personal witness to the climate crisis makes this essential reading for every citizen."—Al Gore

Earth under Fire is an important work documenting climate change. With an accessible text and startling photographs, it takes the reader on a world tour of the human effect on our climate.”—Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

"Braasch's descriptions and photographs of how climate change is unraveling ecosystems and human lives make real and vivid what for too many remains speculative and abstract. Each deeply researched story—the rising suicide rate in a melting Inuit village, fields of European butterflies killed by a false spring, coastal houses falling into the sea in North Carolina—becomes a memorable character in a rapidly unfolding drama that threatens to engulf us all."—Amory B. Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute

"There are scant books equal to the task of spelling out the greatest challenge in human history-global climate change. Rarer still is an author who can both write and photograph it, seamlessly marrying text and images. Earth under Fire is that rare book."—Paul Hawken, author of Blessed Unrest and The Ecology of Commerce

"This is a well-written description of the effects of human-driven climate change on our all-too-vulnerable planet. The pictures give a marvelously direct account of what is happening almost before our eyes."—Sir Crispin Tickell, former British Ambassador to the United Nations

"Global warming has found its Baedeker in Gary Braasch. Braasch has traveled all over our changing world and recorded in word and photograph what's going on. We all need to see what he saw, and Earth under Fire does a beautiful job of that."—James Gustave Speth, author of Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global Environment

Synopsis:

More than a warning, Earth under Fire is the most complete illustrated guide to the effects of climate change now available. It offers an upbeat and intelligent account of how we can lessen the effects of our near-total dependence on fossil fuels using technologies and energy sources already available. A thorough revision and a new preface for the paperback edition bring the compelling facts about climate change up to date.

About the Author

Gary Braasch is an Ansel Adams Award-winning photojournalist and a fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers. He is the author of Photographing the Patterns of Nature.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520260252
Author:
Braasch, Gary
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
McKibben, William
Author:
McKibben, Bill
Afterword by:
McKibben, Bill
Afterword:
McKibben, Bill
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Climatic changes
Subject:
Global warming
Subject:
Meteorology
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First Edition, Updated Edition
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
10 x 8.5 x 0.88 in 45 oz

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More than a warning, Earth under Fire is the most complete illustrated guide to the effects of climate change now available. It offers an upbeat and intelligent account of how we can lessen the effects of our near-total dependence on fossil fuels using technologies and energy sources already available. A thorough revision and a new preface for the paperback edition bring the compelling facts about climate change up to date.
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