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Disappearing Destinations: 37 Places in Peril and What Can Be Done to Help save Them

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A beautiful and memorable look at some of the most gorgeous endangered places on the planet.

Machu Picchu is a mesmerizing, ancient Incan city tucked away in the mountains of Peru, but it is rapidly being worn down by the thousands of feet treading across its stones. Glacier National Park is a destination long known for the stunning beauty of its ice floes, but in our lifetimes it will have no glaciers due to global warming. In the biobays of Puerto Rico swimmers can float in a sea shimmering with bioluminescent life, but sediment being churned up by development is killing the dinoflagellates that produce the eerie and beautiful glow. And in the Congo Basin of Africa, where great apes roam freely in lush, verdant rainforests, logging is quickly destroying the vast life-giving canopies. These places-along with many others across the globe-are changing as we speak due to global warming, environmental degradation, overuse, and natural causes.

From the Boreal Forests in Finland to the Yangtze River Valley in China, 37 Places to See Before They Disappear is a treasure trove of geographic wonder, and a guide to these threatened destinations and what is being done to save them.

Synopsis:

A close-up look at some of the world's most endangered locales examines the environmental factors that are threatening to destroy them forever, from the thousands of visitors causing erosion at Machu Picchu, to the global warming that is causing the disappearance of glaciers from Glacier National Park or the logging that is destroying the rainforests of the Congo Basin. Original. 30,000 first printing.

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Heather Hansen has worked on staff at Boston magazine, the Sunday Independent (Johannesburg, South Africa) and the Provincetown Banner, where she wrote extensively on people and the environment. She won the Harper's magazine award for Distinguished Magazine Writing in 1999, and has contributed to two books by Gail Sheehy: Middletown, America and Hillary's Choice. Heather has political science and English degrees from Mount Holyoke College and a masters in journalism from UC Berkeley. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Kimberly Lisagor is a freelance journalist who has written about travel and the environment for Outside, Mother Jones, Men's Journal, National

Geographic Adventure, USA Weekend, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and others. She is the author of Outside's Wilderness Lodge Vacations

(W.W. Norton & Co., 2004), which won the Lowell Thomas Award for best guidebook and an Award of Excellence from the North American Travel Journalists Association. She lives in San Luis Obispo, California.

Table of Contents

Foreword By Pico Iyer

Introduction

NORTH AMERICA

United States

Appalachia

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska

The Cascades and Mount Rainier, Washington

Casco Bay, Maine

The Everglades, Florida

Glacier National Park, Montana

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Inner and Outer Banks, North Carolina

Napa Valley, California

Oahu, Hawaii

The Rio Grande

Yellowstone National Park

Canada

Banks Island, Northwest Territories

Hudson Bay, Manitoba and Nunavut

Inside Passage, British Columbia

The Caribbean

Bioluminescent Bays, Puerto Rico

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307389282
Subtitle:
37 Places in Peril and What Can Be Done to Help save Them
Publisher:
Vintage Departures
Author:
Lisagor, Kimberly
Author:
Kimberly Lisagor
Author:
Heather Hansen
Author:
Hansen, Heather
Subject:
Nature : Ecology
Subject:
Nature : Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Nature conservation
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080408
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
384

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Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General
Travel » Special Interest » Ecotourism
Travel » Travel Writing » General

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Product details 384 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307389282 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A close-up look at some of the world's most endangered locales examines the environmental factors that are threatening to destroy them forever, from the thousands of visitors causing erosion at Machu Picchu, to the global warming that is causing the disappearance of glaciers from Glacier National Park or the logging that is destroying the rainforests of the Congo Basin. Original. 30,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Heather Hansen has worked on staff at Boston magazine, the Sunday Independent (Johannesburg, South Africa) and the Provincetown Banner, where she wrote extensively on people and the environment. She won the Harper's magazine award for Distinguished Magazine Writing in 1999, and has contributed to two books by Gail Sheehy: Middletown, America and Hillary's Choice. Heather has political science and English degrees from Mount Holyoke College and a masters in journalism from UC Berkeley. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Kimberly Lisagor is a freelance journalist who has written about travel and the environment for Outside, Mother Jones, Men's Journal, National

Geographic Adventure, USA Weekend, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and others. She is the author of Outside's Wilderness Lodge Vacations

(W.W. Norton & Co., 2004), which won the Lowell Thomas Award for best guidebook and an Award of Excellence from the North American Travel Journalists Association. She lives in San Luis Obispo, California.

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