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    DescriptionThis 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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    Title
    Our Fragile World
    Subtitle
    The Beauty of a Planet Under Pressure
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Troth Wells, By (author) Caspar Henderson, Foreword by Caroline Lucas
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 246 mm
    Height: 290 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 1,261 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781904456216
    ISBN 10: 1904456219
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PHO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.4
    BIC subject category V2: AJ
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: RNK
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15870
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T General Subject: 625
    Ingram Subject Code: AP
    Libri: I-AP
    BISAC V2.8: NAT011000
    Abridged Dewey: 778
    LC classification: TR
    BISAC V2.8: PHO000000, PHO019000
    DC22: 508.0222
    DC21: 508.0222
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060
    Thema V1.0: AJ, RNK
    Publisher
    New Internationalist Publications Ltd
    Imprint name
    New Internationalist Publications Ltd
    Publication date
    01 October 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    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.