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Description - 100 Places to Go Before They Disappear by Patrick Drew

What would our world look like if the planet's average temperature were to rise by only a few degrees? Venice, Bangkok, London, Chicago, and New York would experience severe flooding. The tea fields of Sri Lanka and the vineyards of France would suffer heat and drought. Beijing and Timbuktu would be transformed into deserts, and the Great Barrier Reef's coral colonies would die. The entire nation of Tuvalu would sink into the Pacific Ocean.

As plants and animals vital to local ecosystems continue to perish due to climate change, the face of our planet is already being transformed. 100 Places to Go Before They Disappear features the locations on all seven continents in the greatest danger of disappearing within our lifetime. With an essay by Desmond Tutu, this stunning book will inspire travelers and environmentalists to save gorgeous places that might soon be only a memory.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781419700033
ISBN-10: 1419700030
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 238mm x 24mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Abrams
Publisher: Abrams
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2011
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Patrick Drew

Desmond Tutu, archbishop emeritus of the Anglican Church of South Africa, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his nonviolent struggle against apartheid in his homeland. Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, chairman of the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, accepted the Noble Peace Prize in 2007 on behalf of the IPCC, along with former vice president Al Gore.

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