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Six years ago, award-winning photojournalist Gary Braasch began an extraordinary journey around the world to observe and document environmental changes from our warming climate. In this stunning, eye-opening book he brings us along to witness firsthand what he saw as he crossed both the Antarctic and Artic Circles, trekked above 15,000 feet in the Andes, dove on damaged coral reefs, and followed scientists into the field on four continents. In more than one hundred photographs, including dramatic before and after comparisons, Braasch records communities, landscapes, and animals at risk due to receding glaciers, eroding coastlines, rising sea levels, and thawing permafrost. In an informative and accessible text he surveys the science behind climate change and introduces native people, lifelong observers, scientists, and others who are observing striking changes right now. More than a warning, Earth under Fire, the most complete illustrated guide to climate change now available, offers an upbeat and intelligent account of how we can lessen the effects of our near total dependence on fossil fuel using technologies and energy sources already in use. Alongside Braasch's compelling words and images, essays by eminent scientists discuss climate change's effects on the oceans, biodiversity, water, mountain cultures, plants and animals, our health, and other topics.
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