100 Places to Go Before They Disappear

100 Places to Go Before They Disappear

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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.
Publisher: New York : Harry N Abrams, 2011
ISBN: 9781419700033
Branch Call Number: 910.202 ONE 2011
Characteristics: 255 p. : col. ill., maps
Additional Contributors: Tutu, Desmond


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Jul 30, 2012

Photos could be better. Instead of giving me the desire to visit these places, it makes me not want to go there.

May 28, 2011

this book is awesome!

debwalker May 20, 2011

Tragic but true. These places may not exist for much longer.

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