Climate Change: Picturing the Science

Climate Change: Picturing the Science

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Climate Change: Picturing the Science by Gavin Schmidt, Joshua Wolfe

An unprecedented union of scientific analysis and stunning photography illustrating the effects of climate change on the global ecosystem.
Going beyond the headlines, this work by leading NASA climate scientist Gavin Schmidt and master photographer Joshua Wolfe illustrates as never before the ramifications of shifting climate. Photographic spreads show retreating glaciers, sinking villages in Alaska’s tundra, and drying lakes. The text follows adventurous scientists through the ice caps at the poles to the coral reefs of the tropical seas. Marshaling data spanning centuries and continents, the book sparkles with cutting-edge research and visual records, including contributions from experts on atmospheric science, oceanography, paleoclimatology, technology, politics, and the polar regions. As Jeffrey D. Sachs writes in his powerful foreword, “Climate Change is a tour de force of public education.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393331257
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 04/06/2009
Edition description: Original
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 653,834
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Gavin Schmidt is a climate scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies as well as a cofounder of RealClimate.org.

Joshua Wolfe’s photography, represented by the Henry Gregg Gallery, has appeared in Outside, Time Out, and the Village Voice. He is a founder of GHG Photos, a leading photography agency focusing on climate change. Wolfe has won the Sierra Club 2009 Ansel Adams Award, which honors an individual who has made superlative use of still photography to further a conservation cause.

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