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Earth Then and Now: Amazing Images of Our Changing World.

EARTH THEN AND NOW: Amazing Images of Our Changing World


This collection of images proves, perhaps once and for all, that a picture's worth a thousand words. Paired images, taken at different points in time, reveal the ways in which human-made and natural forces have altered Earth's landscape. Pearce, an environmental writer, arranges the images to accentuate how such factors as urbanization, land transformation, war, and culture are evidenced by changes in various locations worldwide. From a restaurant hanging on the edge of a retreating glacier to a sandstorm in China's Tiananmen Square to the aftermath of floodwaters in New Orleans, the images attest to Earth's ever-changing landscape. The intervals between the paired images range from minutes to centuries. Each before-and-after image is accompanied by a caption detailing the when, how, and why of its salient features. Firefly, 2007, 288 p., b&w and color photos, hardcover, $39. 95.

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Title Annotation:Books: A selection of new and notable books of scientific interest
Publication:Science News
Date:Oct 6, 2007
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