Earth under Fire: How Global Warming Is Changing the World

By: Braasch, Gary; McKibben, William

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Six years ago, award-winning photojournalist Gary Braasch began an extraordinary journey around the world to observe and document environmental changes resulting from the warming of our climate. In this stunning, eye-opening book, he brings us along to witness firsthand what he saw as he crossed both the Antarctic and Arctic Circles, trekked above 15,000 feet in the Andes, dove on damaged coral reefs, and followed scientists into the field on four continents. In more than one hundred photographs, including dramatic before-and-after comparisons, Braasch records communities, landscapes, and animals at risk because of receding glaciers, eroding coastlines, rising sea levels, and thawing permafrost. In the accompanying text he surveys the science behind climate change and introduces native people, lifelong observers, scientists, and others who are noticing striking changes right now. Alongside Braasch's compelling words and images, essays by eminent scientists discuss the impacts of climate change on the oceans, biodiversity, fresh water, mountain cultures, plants and animals, and our health. More than a warning, "Earth under Fire, "the most complete illustrated guide to the effects of climate change now available, offers an upbeat and intelligent account of how we can lessen the effects of our near total dependence on fossil fuel using technologies and energy sources already available.

Title: Earth under Fire: How Global Warming Is Changing the World

Author Name: Braasch, Gary; McKibben, William

Categories: RB - Environment & Ecology,

Publisher: University of California Press: 2007

ISBN Number: 0520244389

ISBN Number 13: 9780520244382

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: FORT247218

Description: 0520244389