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Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming Is Changing the world.

EARTH UNDER FIRE: How Global Warming Is Changing the world GARY BRAASCH

Eight years ago, photojournalist Braasch began documenting the effects of global warming. His travels took him across Arctic glaciers, into an Australian cloud forest, and onto the Great Barrier Reef. In all these places and more, the author found unmistakable signs of a warming planet. Braasch delivers his eyewitness accounts of the detrimental effects of global warming through a combination of stark photography and detailed text. He also notes the various ways in which people are documenting and attempting to address these changes. For example, the Inuit in the Arctic and the people of the island nation of Tuvalu are already experiencing thawing ice and rising Pacific waters, respectively, and are adapting to their changing environments. Complementing the main text are sidebars on how climate change is affecting disease risk, the water supply, and other phenomena. The book ends on a hopeful note, describing how many countries and cities are choosing greener ways of living. Univ. Calif. Press, 2007, 267 p., color photos, hardcover, $34.95.

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Title Annotation:Books: A selection of new and notable books of scientific interest
Publication:Science News
Date:Oct 13, 2007
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