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?
A year on from the disastrous floods and landslides in Europe.. How has the world recovered? Booking your holiday for next year...Where are the danger zones? "Fragile Earth" provides the facts and images that show how the changing world will affect your life.
Mark Lynas: Author of High Tide: News from a Warming World. Active as a broadcast commentator and journalist. Guy Dauncey: author of Stormy Weather: 101 Solutions to Climate Change, speaker and sustainable communities consultant . Michael Allaby: Prominent environmental science writer, who has edited and authored many subject books and dictionaries including A Change in the Weather and Facing the Future. Joel Garreau: Journalist and author. Presently he works as the editor in charge of cultural revolution reporting at the Washington Post.