100 Places to Go Before They Disappear

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What would our world look like if the planet's average temperature were to rise by only a few degrees? Venice, Bangkok, London, Chicago, and New York would experience severe flooding. The tea fields of Sri Lanka and the vineyards of France would suffer heat and drought. Beijing and Timbuktu would be transformed into deserts, and the Great Barrier Reef's coral colonies would die. The entire nation of Tuvalu would sink into the Pacific Ocean. 

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Overview

What would our world look like if the planet's average temperature were to rise by only a few degrees? Venice, Bangkok, London, Chicago, and New York would experience severe flooding. The tea fields of Sri Lanka and the vineyards of France would suffer heat and drought. Beijing and Timbuktu would be transformed into deserts, and the Great Barrier Reef's coral colonies would die. The entire nation of Tuvalu would sink into the Pacific Ocean. 

As plants and animals vital to local ecosystems continue to perish due to climate change, the face of our planet is already being transformed. 100 Places to Go Before They Disappear features the locations on all seven continents in the greatest danger of disappearing within our lifetime. With an essay by Desmond Tutu, this stunning book will inspire travelers and environmentalists to save gorgeous places that might soon be only a memory.

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Publishers Weekly
Although the title may prepare readers for stunning photographs with a gloomy message, they are unlikely to anticipate either the vast variety of scenes or the many arms of climate change and human impact depicted and described within this book. From busy urban centers, such as Tokyo and Chicago, where the average temperatures have risen significantly, or London and Venice, both addressing the threat of flooding to the isolated places that appear to be far from the reach of human impact, such as the North Pole or Rio de la Plato, Uruguay, each destination is accompanied by a brief description including the effects of climate change on the environment and the people. With landscapes, cityscapes, aerial views, portraits and even underwater shots, the variety of awe-inspiring photographs will remind readers help to reinforce that the earth is a place to be cherished and explored. The book maintains a balance as part armchair travelogue with an environmentalist agenda and will likely please both demographics. 100 color photos.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781419700033
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2011
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 594,130
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Desmond Tutu, archbishop emeritus of the Anglican Church of South Africa, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his nonviolent struggle against apartheid in his homeland. 

Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, chairman of the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 on behalf of the IPCC, along with former Vice President Al Gore.

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