Earth Then and Now
Amazing Images of Our Changing WorldBook - 2007
Presents more the three hundred photographs showing how the world has changed over the past century from industrialization, urbanization, natural disasters, war, and travel and tourism.
Firefly Books Ltd
300 stunning before-and-after photographs that show the staggering transformation of our world.
Earth Then and Now records the dramatic way our planet has changed over the past century. On one page is a specific part of the world as it was 5, 20, 50 or even 100 years ago. On the facing page is the same place as it looks today. Each stark visual comparison tells a compelling story -- a melting glacier, an expanding desert, an encroaching cityscape, a natural disaster.
Earth Then and Now reminds us that nothing is without a cost. Highly topical and thought provoking chapters in this book include:
- Environmental change: Bearing witness to the effects of global warming
- Industrialization: Revealing the hidden costs of "progress"
- Urbanization: Showing the effects of our spreading cities
- Natural disasters: Reminding us of the power of nature
- War: Using comparisons to show the impact of armed conflict
- Travel and tourism: Illustrating the predatory nature of development.
Concise captions explain the facts and then allow the reader to draw personal conclusions. Anyone concerned about the environment will enjoy and appreciate Earth Then and Now.
300 before and after photographs that show how the world has changed. Each paired image is captioned and tells a story. Chapters include environmental change, industrialization, urbanization, natural disasters, war, travel and tourism.
Photographs, many in before-and-after pairs, illustrate examples of environmental change, urbanization, land transformation, forces of nature, war and conflict, and leisure and culture. Brief paragraphs explain. Among the images are the Aral Sea, Las Vegas in the US, subtropical forest in South America, Mount St. Helens in the US, Hiroshima, and the Qunghai-Tibet Railway. Aerial and satellite photographs are frequent. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)