Earth under Fire: How Global Warming Is Changing the World

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More than a warning, Earth under Fire is the most complete illustrated guide to the effects of climate change now available. It offers an upbeat and intelligent account of how we can lessen the effects of our near-total dependence on fossil fuels using technologies and energy sources already available. A thorough revision and a new preface for the paperback edition bring the compelling facts about climate change up to date.
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Overview


More than a warning, Earth under Fire is the most complete illustrated guide to the effects of climate change now available. It offers an upbeat and intelligent account of how we can lessen the effects of our near-total dependence on fossil fuels using technologies and energy sources already available. A thorough revision and a new preface for the paperback edition bring the compelling facts about climate change up to date.
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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: 3/24/2009
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Gary Braasch is an Ansel Adams Award-winning photojournalist and a fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers. He is the author of Photographing the Patterns of Nature.
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Table of Contents


Foreword
Introduction

1. Fire on the Ice
2. Polar Thaw
3. Breaking the Boundaries of Life
4. Tomorrow’s Climate Today
5. Neros or Heroes: Choosing a Better, Safer, Cleaner—and Cooler—World
Epilogue: Emissions Accomplished—Now the Battle Must Be Fought

Afterword
Acknowledgments
References
Index

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