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Earth Then and Now: Potent Visual Evidence of Our Changing World

Art / Photobook

By: Fred Pearce

288 pages, Col photos

Mitchell Beazley

Hardback | Sep 2007 | #171063 | ISBN-13: 9781845332464
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NHBS Price: £24.99 $31/€30 approx

About this book

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.


Contents

Environmental Change. Industrialization. Urbanization. Forces of Nature. War. Travel and Tourism.

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Biography

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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