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Fragile Earth

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Striking views of our changing planet show the extraordinary effects of man and nature. Each set of carefully selected before and after pictures is combined with detailed explanations allowing you to understand exactly what has happened to our planet in the past, and what is likely to happen in the future.

The Fragile Earth Writing from the New Yorker on Climate Change

Author : David Remnick
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A classic collection of the New Yorker’s most urgent and groundbreaking reporting from the front lines of the climate emergency

This Fragile Earth

Author : Susannah Wise
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'A remarkably original first novel, beautifully written, about a future that could be just around the corner' Julie Christie, oscar-winning star of Darling and Doctor Zhivago 'A very British disaster epic. Echoes of John Wyndham. Resonances for today' Steven Baxter, co-author of The Long Earth 'This Fragile Earth is smart, with a fantastic sense of foreboding and anxiety, of ordinary lives about to go horribly off the rails . . . intelligent and accessible, restrained and suspenseful; hugely impressive work from a new writer' David Nicholls, author of One Day and Starter for Ten What would you do to protect your family if the world stopped working? Not long from now, in a recognisable yet changed London, Signy and Matthew lead a dull, difficult life. They've only really stayed together for the sake of their six year old son, Jed. But they're surviving, just about. Until the day the technology that runs their world stops working. Unable to use their phones, pay for anything, even open the smart door to their flat, Matthew assumes that this is just a momentary glitch in the computers that now run the world. But then the electricity and gas are cut off. Even the water stops running. And the pollination drones - vital to the world, ever since the bees all died - are behaving oddly. People are going missing. Soldiers are on the streets. London is no longer safe. A shocking incident sends Signy and Jed on the run, desperate to flee London and escape to the small village where Signy grew up. Determined to protect her son, Signy will do almost anything to survive as the world falls apart around them. But she has no idea what is waiting for them outside the city...

Fragile Earth

Author : Michael Allaby
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Using images from the air, land and space, this work brings together dramatic natural and man-made events. It traces the path Hurricane Katrina took through New Orleans, and looks at the damage done to the presidential palace in Baghdad during the war in Iraq. It also provides a look at the effects our actions have on the planet.

The Living Church

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The Earth Observer

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NASA Space Program

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on HUD-Independent Agencies
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Palau Deepwater Port

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
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BBC Wildlife

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Resurgence

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Endangered Earth

Author : Jeremy Burgess
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Examines how human activities, such as hunting animals, chopping down forests, and filling the air with fumes and the seas with waste, threatens plant and animal life to the point of extinction. Also describes positive things people can do to protect the world from further destruction.

A Primer in Ecotheology

Author : Celia E. Deane-Drummond
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This book serves as an introduction to the burgeoning field of ecothology, illustrating both its variety and its commonality across different Christian theological divides. Some of the questions addressed in this short book include the following: How can the Bible still make sense in the context of climate change and biodiversity loss? Who on earth is Jesus Christ, and what does he mean for us in today’s world? How can Christians be faithful to their traditions while responding to pressing calls to be engaged in environmental activism? What is the relationship between theory and practice, and local as well as global demands, and how is this relationship expressed in different ecclesial settings? How can we encourage each other to develop a sense of the earth as divine gift? Written in clear, accessible style, this book walks readers through difficult concepts and shows the way different sources in Christian theology have responded to one of the most significant cultural issues of our time.

Only Connect

Author : John Lane
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This outstanding selection of articles from Resurgence magazine commemorates the publication of the journal's 200th edition, and twenty-five years of the editorship of Satish Kumar and June Mitchell. What is Resurgence? As the list of writers shows, it is a magazine of many ideas and insights which are helping to shape the coming age of ecology--an age which will bring together soil, soul and society. Among its themes are the fundamental destructiveness of the global economy; the need for 'economics as if people mattered'; the importance of human scale, spirituality, rurality, non-violence, and the Third World. Resurgence acknowledges the wisdom of beauty, the value of practical example and the importance of the whole, a holistic view of life. 'Only connect,' wrote E.M. Forster--it might preface every edition. Contributors include Wendell Berry, Lester Brown, Fritjof Capra, Noam Chomsky, Herman Daly, Larry Dossey, Matthew Fox, Vaclav Havel, Paul Hawken, James Hillman, Ted Hughes, Wes Jackson, David Korten, James Lovelock, Wangari Maathai, Gita Mehta, Neil Postman, Kathleen Raine, Theodore Roszak, Vandana Shiva and Sting.

Fragile Earth

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Natural disasters, climate change, resource exploitation, and human development are all changing our planet at a relentless pace. Turn on the television, read any newspaper—one cannot avoid stories of the major changes that are taking place on Earth. Hurricanes and tornados in the Midwest, flooding along the coasts, melting of polar ice caps. What's going on? This book is an attempt to answer some of those questions. Written by leading experts, and using unique before-and-after satellite imagery to document what's taking place, Fragile Earth presents all of the changes that are occurring and what the likely outcomes for our planet will be. Different phenomena pose different risks. Natural phenomena, like earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, landslides, and avalanches, and wild weather, like tropical storms, tornadoes, and massive dust storms, pose risks to local populations who cannot safely escape these sudden cataclysms. But there are also more subtle changes happening that can be just as destructive in the long run. Take, for instance, the parched earth—places where desertification, shrinking lakes and drying rivers, and drought are becoming prevalent. What are the long-term effects of these phenomena on human populations? Or the so-called "Big Thaw"—dwindling glaciers, polar ice cap changes, rising sea levels: what are the effects of these ever-increasing conditions? The question this book poses is simple: What is to be done? There are answers to these problems, if we become more focused on solving them. The expert contributors give some of those answers, including conservation of current resources as just one of many.

Stories for a Fragile Planet

Author : Kenneth Steven
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How the Seasons Came to Be The Hunter and the Swan The Saint and the Blackbird The Tale of the Lion Grey-eye and the Whale A Fishy Tale The Panda's Tale Maha and the Elephant The Shepherd and the Stone The Story of the Tower

Thailand Illustrated

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Our Fragile Land

Author : James Clarke
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Bed and Breakfast for Garden Lovers

Author : Nicola Crosse
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An irresistible collection of very special houses in Britain (and a few in France, Italy, and Ireland too), with gardens to match. Here are gardens of every description: modest, grandiose, old English, contemporary, French, Italianate, wild, tamed, watery, bosky, topiary-filled and rosy - all illustrated in full-color. The houses and hosts are as lovely as the gardens - selected because their owners enjoy people as much as plants.

French Hotels Ch teaux and Other Places

Author : Susan Herrick Luraschi
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Covers the whole of France with over 400 full-color photographs. Now in its fourth edition, this book continues to offer readers fantastic places to stay full of French charm.

Sun Earth and Sky

Author : Kenneth R. Lang
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Written in a light and friendly style, this lavishly illustrated book introduces the Sun and its physics, and describes all aspects of the Sun 's interaction with us on Earth. The second edition of this book updates the popular text by providing comprehensive accounts of the most recent discoveries made by five modern solar spacecraft during the past decade. It contains a number of images never before seen in print. Breakthrough observations with the underground Sudbury Neutrino Observatory are also included. The new edition further provides modern interpretations of ozone depletion and global warming.