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Tales of an ecotourist : what travel to wild places can teach us about climate change

Author: Michael M Gunter
Publisher: Albany : Excelsior editions, an imprint of State University of New York Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Crossing the far corners of the globe, Tales of an Ecotourist showcases travel, from the hot and humid Amazon jungle to the frozen but dry Antarctic, as a simple yet spellbinding lens to better understand the complex issue of climate change. At its core, climate change is an issue few truly understand, in large part due to its dizzying array of scientific, economic, cultural, social, and political variables. Using  Read more...
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Gunter, Michael M., 1969-
Tales of an ecotourist.
Albany : State University of New York Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017016471
Named Person: Michael M Gunter; Michael M Gunter
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael M Gunter
ISBN: 9781438466781 1438466781 9781438466798 143846679X
OCLC Number: 981760713
Description: xiii, 446 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: What's up Doc? The Galapagos Islands and scientific obstacles to understanding climate change --
Show me the money? The great barrier reef and economic obstacles to understanding climate change --
Lions, rhinos, and hyenas...oh my. South Africa's Hluhluwe-iMfolozi and cultural obstacles to understanding climate change --
I have a dream. Tambopata research center and social obstacles to understanding climate change --
The road not taken. The Antarctic Peninsula and political obstacles to understanding climate change.
Responsibility: Mike Gunter, Jr.

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Crossing the far corners of the globe, Tales of an Ecotourist showcases travel, from the hot and humid Amazon jungle to the frozen but dry Antarctic, as a simple yet spellbinding lens to better understand the complex issue of climate change. At its core, climate change is an issue few truly understand, in large part due to its dizzying array of scientific, economic, cultural, social, and political variables. Using both keen humor and memorable anecdotes, while weaving respected scientific studies along the way, Mike Gunter Jr. transports the reader to five famous ecodestinations, from the Galapagos Islands to the Great Barrier Reef, revealing firsthand the increasing threats of climate change. Part travelogue, part current events exposé, with a healthy dose of history, ecology, and politics, these tales of ecoadventure tackle such obstacles head on while fleshing out much-needed personal context to perhaps society's greatest threat of all.

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