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Earth under Fire: How Global Warming Is Changing the World

Earth under Fire: How Global Warming Is Changing the World

by Gary Braasch, G. Braasch
     
 

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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

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Personal accounts from eyewitnesses and researchers, together with the best evidence available, give a refreshing and intelligent take on this field."--Nature

"Highlights just what photographers can do to combat the unwelcome changes occurring in our world."--Digital Photographer

"Braasch uses his breathtaking photographs to give a fresh and insightful take on climate change."--Outdoor Photographer

"If you like your global catastrophes in lovely pictures, this is the book for you."--Natural Hazards Observer

"Striking images. . . . Valuable."--Photo District News

Digital Photographer
“Highlights just what photographers can do to combat the unwelcome changes occurring in our world.”
Outdoor Photographer
“Braasch uses his breathtaking photographs to give a fresh and insightful take on climate change.”
Nature

“Personal accounts from eyewitnesses and researchers, together with the best evidence available, give a refreshing and intelligent take on this field.”
Natural Hazards Observer
“If you like your global catastrophes in lovely pictures, this is the book for you.”
Photo District News
“Striking images. . . . Valuable.”
Kansas City Star
“The visuals are stunning.”
Canwest News Service - Michelle Lalonde
“A meticulously researched, visually stunning work.”
Un Chronicle
“Eye-popping photographs . . . a well-researched book with in-depth texts on the science behind climate change and how it impacts people’s lives worldwide.”
The Gazette
“A meticulously researched, visually stunning work.”
Booklist - Pamela Crossland
“While the science underlying global warming is complex, its impact is made comprehensible in this richly photographic blend of memoir and reportage.”
Orion - Michelle Nijhuis
“Earth under Fire may be not simply a book, but a benchmark.”
The Ecologist - Eleri Randall
"The pictures are truly eye-opening. . . . Looking at the changes already underway paints a staggering picture."
Nature Reports: Climate Change - Martin Parry
“A refreshing take on theories, facts and scientific opinions . . . breathtaking imagery with personal accounts and the best available scientific evidence.”
Vanity Fair Magazine - Adam Spangler
“This may be the most deeply researched photo book of all time.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520260252
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/24/2009
Edition description:
First Edition, Updated Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,134,953
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"This may be the most deeply researched photo book of all time."—Vanity Fair Magazine

"Earth under Fire may be not simply a book, but a benchmark."—Orion

"The pictures are truly eye-opening. . . . Looking at the changes already underway paints a staggering picture."—The Ecologist

"A refreshing take on theories, facts and scientific opinions . . . breathtaking imagery with personal accounts and the best available scientific evidence."

Nature Reports: Climate Change

"While the science underlying global warming is complex, its impact is made comprehensible in this richly photographic blend of memoir and reportage."—Booklist

Meet the Author

Gary Braasch is an Ansel Adams Award-winning photojournalist and a fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers. He contributes to Time, US News and World Report, Smithsonian, Discover, Natural History, LIFE, Scientific American, GEO, American Photo, the BBC News website and other publications. He is the author of Photographing the Patterns of Nature and coauthor of Secrets of the Old-Growth Forest, Entering the Grove, and Northwest.

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