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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"The power of Gary Braasch's personal witness to the climate crisis makes this essential reading for every citizen."—Al Gore

Earth under Fire is an important work documenting climate change. With an accessible text and startling photographs, it takes the reader on a world tour of the human effect on our climate.”—Robert F. Kennedy,

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"The power of Gary Braasch's personal witness to the climate crisis makes this essential reading for every citizen."—Al Gore

Earth under Fire is an important work documenting climate change. With an accessible text and startling photographs, it takes the reader on a world tour of the human effect on our climate.”—Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

"Braasch's descriptions and photographs of how climate change is unraveling ecosystems and human lives make real and vivid what for too many remains speculative and abstract. Each deeply researched story—the rising suicide rate in a melting Inuit village, fields of European butterflies killed by a false spring, coastal houses falling into the sea in North Carolina—becomes a memorable character in a rapidly unfolding drama that threatens to engulf us all."—Amory B. Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute

"There are scant books equal to the task of spelling out the greatest challenge in human history-global climate change. Rarer still is an author who can both write and photograph it, seamlessly marrying text and images. Earth under Fire is that rare book."—Paul Hawken, author of Blessed Unrest and The Ecology of Commerce

"This is a well-written description of the effects of human-driven climate change on our all-too-vulnerable planet. The pictures give a marvelously direct account of what is happening almost before our eyes."—Sir Crispin Tickell, former British Ambassador to the United Nations

"Global warming has found its Baedeker in Gary Braasch. Braasch has traveled all over our changing world and recorded in word and photograph what's going on. We all need to see what he saw, and Earth under Fire does a beautiful job of that."—James Gustave Speth, author of Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global Environment

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Editorial Reviews

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"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

Vanity Fair Magazine - Adam Spangler

“This may be the most deeply researched photo book of all time.”
Nature

“Personal accounts from eyewitnesses and researchers, together with the best evidence available, give a refreshing and intelligent take on this field.”
Orion - Michelle Nijhuis

“Earth under Fire may be not simply a book, but a benchmark.”
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.”
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.”
Natural Hazards Observer

“If you like your global catastrophes in lovely pictures, this is the book for you.”
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.”
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.”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520260252
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/24/2009
Edition description:
First Edition, Updated Edition
Pages:
304
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

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