Extreme Ice Now: Vanishing Glaciers and Changing Climate: A Progress Report
Publication Date: 2009-03-24
Using both time-lapse and conventional photography as well as digital video, the Extreme Ice Survey is the most extensive visual study ever conducted to illustrate the catastrophic melting of glacial ice. The result is a dramatic and timely demonstration of global warming’s dangerous consequences from Alaska to Iceland to the Alps.
Science As a Contact Sport: Inside the Battle to Save Earth's Climate
Publication Date: 2009-11-03
We've known about global warming for four decades, so why has it taken so long for the world to agree on effective action to combat one of the biggest threats facing mankind? The answers are both simple and complicated, and Dr. Stephen Schneider addresses them all in the blockbuster scientific "tell-all" Science as a Contact Sport: Inside the Battle to Save Earth's Climate.
The God Species: Saving the Planet in the Age of Humans
Publication Date: 2011-10-04
We humans are the God species, both the creators and destroyers of life on this planet. As we enter a new geological era—the Anthropocene—our collective power now overwhelms and dominates the major forces of nature. But from the water cycle to the circulation of nitrogen and carbon through the entire Earth system, we are coming dangerously close to destroying the planetary life-support systems that sustain us. In this controversial new book, Royal Society Science Books Prize winner Mark Lynas shows us how we must use our new mastery over nature to save the planet from ourselves.
The World Is Blue: How Our Fate and the Ocean's Are One
Publication Date: 2009-09-29
This eloquent, urgent, fascinating book reveals how just 50 years of swift and dangerous oceanic change threatens the very existence of life on Earth. Legendary marine scientist Earle portrays a planet teetering on the brink of irreversible environmental crisis.
Written in Water: Messages of Hope for Earth's Most Precious Resource
Publication Date: 2010-02-16
Written in Water: Messages of Hope for Earth's Most Precious Resource comprises a collection of essays authored by heroes and leaders in the field of water solutions and innovations—a broad range of people from varied disciplines who have contributed their hearts and minds to bringing awareness to and conserving Earth’s freshwater supply. In their own words, authors tell of such tragedies as water slavery, drought, or contamination, as well as their own professional struggles and successes in pursuit of freshwater solutions.
Answer Book: Fast Facts About Our World
Publication Date: 2011-11-01
A multifaceted reference book for the 21st century, the Answer Book will fascinate with up-to-date, authoritative, and endlessly interesting information about the world today. From earth sciences to astronomy, from climate and habitats to human arts and cultures, from ancient history to cutting-edge technology, and including brief descriptions, flags, and statistics of all the countries of the world, it delivers exactly the kind of quick-dip information that modern readers crave.