Fragile Earth : Views of a Changing World
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Natural disasters, climate change, the exploitation of the world's resources and human development are changing our planet at a relentless pace. Now, using one hundred and fifty stunning images from the air, land and space, "Fragile Earth" brings together the most dramatic natural and man-made events. You can trace, building-by-building, the path Hurricane Katrina took through New Orleans; or see clearly the damage done to the presidential palace in Baghdad during the war in Iraq. 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. This unique book provides a stark look at the catastrophic effects our actions can have on the planet. It is September 2006 Britain has just suffered its worst drought in decades! Will Britain now suffer its coldest winter as the Gulf Stream moves away from our shores? The Arctic ice is melting - news is just in on the extent of the ice retreat this summer... How much longer can the Pacific Islands survive? Another Hurricane season is under way! Which city could be next on the hit list?