Our Fragile World: The Beauty of a Planet Under Pressure

Our Fragile World: The Beauty of a Planet Under Pressure


By (author) Troth Wells, By (author) Caspar Henderson, Foreword by Caroline Lucas

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  • Publisher: New Internationalist Publications Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 279mm x 290mm x 20mm | 1,134g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 1904456219
  • ISBN 13: 9781904456216

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This splendid book brings together the beauty of the earth and the shame of our insults.-James Lovelock, environmentalist and author of The Gaia TheoryWill we continue with our short-sighted plunder, or will we take the positive steps necessary to secure our common future? Through extraordinary photographs this important book shows why the stakes are so high and time is so short.-Tony Juniper, Friends of the EarthOur Fragile World celebrates the beauty of our world-and its diversity-through extra-ordinary photographs. Over 150 stunning images from the world's best photographers illustrate the many ways in which nature and human life share the planet-sometimes in balance, sometimes not.From nature's delicate coral reefs to the human-made ecosystem of rice paddies, from the horrible beauty of the ozone hole to the innocent delight of playful penguins, these photos celebrate the wonder of the world we have and cannot afford to lose. The compelling photos make you look twice and think again. It's a beautiful, complex, fragile planet: we can adapt and learn, working with nature to protect it.Includes work from some of the world's leading photographers, and many images featured in the United Nations Environment Programme photography competition.

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Author information

Caspar Henderson is a writer on the environment, energy and political affairs and an editor at openDemocracy.net, a project dedicated to open global politics. Troth Wells joined the New Internationalist in 1972 to help launch the magazine. She has written a number of world food books including the Spices of Life and the World in your Kitchen. She an editor of the World Guide, a global reference source that focuses on majority world issues.