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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: How Global Warming is Changing the World is a comprehensive look at the world wide effects of climate change. In dramatic photographs, maps and quotes from world climate science leaders, this one-of-a-kind book shows how the earth is being changed right now.
The book illustrates on-going shifts from weather extremes and melting glaciers to disruptions of animal migration and plant growth -- including the strong impact on human life, cities and cultures.
Earth Under Fire ends with a vision of how we can slow global warming and improve the lives of people everywhere -- a message for today's leaders and citizens.
Table of Contents
OPENING PHOTO GALLERY
1. FIRE ON THE ICE
Afterword by Bill McKibben
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"The best book on global warming I've read this
year. Braasch is an intrepid and accomplished photographer who has spent
years traveling to all parts of the world to document, in stunning images
and well-researched accompanying text, how global warming is changing our
planet NOW. Even global warming experts can learn from this book, but it's
perfect for newcomers to the topic too."
"Braasch has told the story of climate change
in a new way by bringing together startling and breathtaking imagery with
personal accounts and the best available scientific evidence."
"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, a vivid and consequential work that needs to be held, studied, and pondered. No one who reads this can ignore our collective destiny." - Paul Hawken, author of Blessed Unrest and The Ecology of Commerce
Book for kids, based on Earth Under Fire, is named "Best Science Book" for middle schools, by the American Assn. for the Advancement of Sciences
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