Series: MIT Press
Paperback: 350 pages
Publisher: The MIT Press; First Edition first Printing edition (April 9, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.9 x 9.5 inches
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I have looked through it but haven't had time to read it yet. Ask me later. Pauline
I was expecting facts and figures, charts and graphs. In fact, I was a bit suspicious when I thumbed through this and saw all the gorgeous photos in this book: it seemed too luxurious for such a serious subject. It is also beautifully designed and printed, and the text is often impressionistic. But it really is very moving and worthwhile, and the images help to make sense of the text.I would recommend this to anyone interested in knowing more about climate change, and also to activists to be reminded of how timely and vital their work is.It is not a lengthy text and the images make it irresistible reading, even though the translation is sometimes poor. Sadly, we are due for another edition soon.
This beautiful book is a painful reminder of the horrendous conditions for many people of our World, victims of war, famine and inevitably many other tragedies related to Climate Change. This is not an issue of far away places. It affects all of us.
Climate Refugees presents facts via interviews with key people whose homes are threatened or already compromised by rising water or changing weather. Anecdotes and photos give the reader close up views of nine ground-zero sites under seige by global warming. A must read. I'm passing my copy around.
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