Earth Then & Now (PB)
By Fred Pearce
Highly topical and graphic evidence for headline issues such as global warming - this title will attract huge publicity interest An astonishing, page-turning collection of visual comparisons Will appeal to all those interested in the environment and the impact of climate change on the world around us in the last century Perfect for anyone interested in photography or all those attracted to the many smaller-scale, loal Then and Now books Foreword by Zac Goldsmith
Earth Then and Now records the dramatic way in which our planet has changed in just the past one hundred years. It draws on the combined photographic archives of print, picture, and space agencies to create a powerful collection of images. Each pair of photographs has been selected to tell a compelling story - of a melting glacier, an expanding desert, an ever-rising cityscape or a natural disaster - presenting a stark visual comparison. On one page, we are shown a part of the world as it was, five, ten, twenty, fifty or even more than one hundred years ago. On the facing page, we have the same place as it looks today. Concise captions explain the facts and then leave us to draw our own conclusions about the Earth Then and Now and about the Earth to come.
Fred Pearce has reported on science, environment and development issues from 64 countries over the past 15 years. Environment consultant of New Scientist magazine and a regular contributor to the Independent, Fred has also written reports and articles for WWF, the UN Environment Programme, the Red Cross, UNESCO, the World Bank, the Intermediate Technology Development Group, and the UK Environment Agency. His books have been translated into eight languages.
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13 Sep 2007
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