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Antarctica 2041: My Quest to save the Earth's Last Wilderness

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Adventurer turned environmentalist Robert Swan illuminates the perils facing the planet come 2041the year when the international treaty protecting Antarctica is up for reviewand the many steps that can be taken to avoid environmental calamity.

In 1985, when Robert Swan walked across Antarctica, the fragile polar environment was not high in his mind. But upon his return, the earth’s perilous state became personal: Robert’s ice-blue eyes were singed a pale gray, a result of being exposed to the sun’s rays passing unfiltered through the depleted ozone layer. At this moment, his commitment to preserving the environment was born, and in Antarctica 2041 Swan details his journey to awareness, and his firm belief that humans can reverse the harm done to the planet thus far, and secure its future for generations to come.

Despite the dire warnings Swan raises in Antarctica 2041—exponentially high greenhouse-gas levels; rising seas; massive species extinction—he says there is much we can do to avert looming disaster. Ultimately an upbeat call to action, his book provides the information people need to understand the world’s crisis, and the tools they need to combat it, ultimately showing us all that saving Antarctica amounts to saving ourselves.

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Making predictions about imminent environmental dangers associated with the 2041 expiration of an international treaty protecting Antarctica, an activist and adventurer describes his witness to environmental threats and what he believes can be done to prevent specific problems.

Synopsis:

ROBERT SWAN is the first person to have walked to both the North and South Poles. An active lecturer, he regularly leads Antarctic expeditions. He divides time between London, New York, and Antarctica.

GIL REAVILL has coauthored many books including Tiki by Tiki Barber and Steve and Me by Terri Irwin.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307589163
Subtitle:
My Quest to save the Earth's Last Wilderness
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Author:
Swan, Robert
Author:
Reavill, Gil
Author:
Robert Swan with Gil Reavill
Subject:
Science : Environmental Science
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
General
Subject:
Antarctica Environmental conditions.
Subject:
Environmental protection -- Antarctica.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Naturalists, Gardeners, Environmentalists
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Climate Change and Global Warming
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20091027
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
290

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Science and Mathematics » Biology » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General

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"Synopsis" by , Making predictions about imminent environmental dangers associated with the 2041 expiration of an international treaty protecting Antarctica, an activist and adventurer describes his witness to environmental threats and what he believes can be done to prevent specific problems.
"Synopsis" by , ROBERT SWAN is the first person to have walked to both the North and South Poles. An active lecturer, he regularly leads Antarctic expeditions. He divides time between London, New York, and Antarctica.

GIL REAVILL has coauthored many books including Tiki by Tiki Barber and Steve and Me by Terri Irwin.

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