Material World

Material World : A Global Family Portrait

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In an unprecedented effort, sixteen of the world s foremost photographers traveled to thirty nations around the globe to live for a week with families that were statistically average for that nation. At the end of each visit, photographer and family collaborated on a remarkable portrait of the family members outside their home, surrounded by all of their possessionsa few jars and jugs for some, an explosion of electronic gadgetry for others. Vividly portraying the look and feel of the human condition everywhere on Earth, this internationally acclaimed bestseller puts a human face on the issues of population, environment, social justice, and consumption as it illuminates the crucial question facing our species today: Can all six billion of us have all the things we want?"
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 229 x 305 x 15.24mm | 1,134g
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • 380 Color photos, Tables, Maps
  • 0871564300
  • 9780871564306
  • 35,051

About Peter Menzel

Charles C. Mann, geboren 1955, ist ein preisgekrönter Wissenschaftsjournalist und arbeitet als Korrespondent für The Atlantic, Science und Wired; daneben hat er u. a. für GEO, stern, die New York Times, Vanity Fair und die Washington Post geschrieben sowie für den TV-Sender HBO und die Serie Law & Order.
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