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Fragile Earth : views of a changing world.

Publisher: London : Collins, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Natural disasters, climate change, the exploitation of the world's resources and human development are changing our planet at a relentless pace. Now, using stunning images from the air, land and space, this large format book brings together the most dramatic natural and man-made events.
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 0007233140 9780007233144
OCLC Number: 69021905
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 272 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Restless Earth : natural phenomena (Earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, landslides and avalanches) --
Extreme storms : wild weather (Tropical storms, tornadoes, dust storms, snow) --
Man-made world : building and development (Creating land, controlling water, expanding cities, travel and transportation) --
Damaged world : man's impact (Deforestation, conflict, pollution) --
Big thaw : warming world (Polar ice, shrinking glaciers, rising sea level) --
Parched Earth : deserts and drought (Advancing deserts, drought and fire, shrinking lakes, drying rivers) --
Water's power : coast and flood (Changing coastlines, rivers in flood) --
Future views : changing world --
Observing change : watching the world (Earth observation).

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