The Human Planet

The Human Planet
Publisher Abrams
Release Date
Category Photography
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781683358800
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews

A dynamic aerial exploration of our changing planet, published on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day The Human Planet is a sweeping visual chronicle of the Earth today from a photographer who has circled the globe to report on such urgent issues as climate change, sustainable agriculture, and the ever-expanding human footprint. George Steinmetz is at home on every continent, documenting both untrammeled nature and the human project that relentlessly redesigns the planet in its quest to build shelter, grow food, generate energy, and create beauty through art and architecture. In his images, accompanied by authoritative text by renowned science writer Andrew Revkin, we are encountering the dramatic and perplexing new face of our ancient home.

The Human Planet
  • Author : George Steinmetz,Andrew Revkin
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2020-04-07

A dynamic aerial exploration of our changing planet, published on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day The Human Planet is a sweeping visual chronicle of the Earth today from a photographer who has circled the globe to report on such urgent issues as climate change, sustainable agriculture, and the ever-expanding

The Human Planet
  • Author : Simon L. Lewis,Mark A. Maslin
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2018-06-07

Meteorites, methane, mega-volcanoes and now human beings; the old forces of nature that transformed Earth many millions of years ago are joined by another: us. Our actions have driven Earth into a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene. For the first time in our home planet's 4.5-billion year history a single

Human Planet
  • Author : Dale Templar,Brian Leith
  • Publisher : Ebury Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-20

Human Planet is the first landmark series about the ultimate animal: mankind. It is an enthralling celebration of man's ingenious relationship with nature, with stories about people who live in ways we can't begin to imagine, facing extremes, challenges and opportunities that only nature can provide. It is a story

Earth in Human Hands
  • Author : David Grinspoon
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-12-06

For the first time in Earth's history, our planet is experiencing a confluence of rapidly accelerating changes prompted by one species: humans. Climate change is only the most visible of the modifications we've made--up until this point, inadvertently--to the planet. And our current behavior threatens not only our own future

Half Earth  Our Planet s Fight for Life
  • Author : Edward O. Wilson
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2016-03-07

"An audacious and concrete proposal…Half-Earth completes the 86-year-old Wilson’s valedictory trilogy on the human animal and our place on the planet." —Jedediah Purdy, New Republic In his most urgent book to date, Pulitzer Prize–winning author and world-renowned biologist Edward O. Wilson states that in order to stave

The Human Planet
  • Author : Simon L. Lewis,Mark A. Maslin
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-08-28

A remarkable exploration of the science, history, and politics of the Anthropocene, one of the most important scientific ideas of our time, from two world-renowned experts Meteorites, mega-volcanoes, and plate tectonics—the old forces of nature—have transformed Earth for millions of years. They are now joined by a new

The Uninhabitable Earth
  • Author : David Wallace-Wells
  • Publisher : Tim Duggan Books
  • Release Date : 2020-03-17

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * "The Uninhabitable Earth hits you like a comet, with an overflow of insanely lyrical prose about our pending Armageddon."--Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon With a new afterword It is worse, much worse, than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated

Understanding the Changing Planet
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Earth Sciences and Resources,Committee on Strategic Directions for the Geographical Sciences in the Next Decade
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2010-07-23

From the oceans to continental heartlands, human activities have altered the physical characteristics of Earth's surface. With Earth's population projected to peak at 8 to 12 billion people by 2050 and the additional stress of climate change, it is more important than ever to understand how and where these changes are happening. Innovation

World Without Us
  • Author : Alan Weisman
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-05-25

Most books about the environment build on dire threats warning of the possible extinction of humanity. Alan Weisman avoids frightening off readers by disarmingly wiping out our species in the first few pages of this remarkable book. He then continues with an astounding depiction of how Earth will fare once

A Life on Our Planet
  • Author : David Attenborough
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2020-10-01

'Read this book to learn, but also to honour the man. We shall never see his like again.' - Sunday Times See the world. Then make it better. 'I am 94. I've had an extraordinary life. It's only now that I appreciate how extraordinary. As a young man, I felt

The Real Planet of the Apes
  • Author : David R. Begun
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-13

Was Darwin wrong when he traced our origins to Africa? The Real Planet of the Apes makes the explosive claim that it was in Europe, not Africa, where apes evolved the most important hallmarks of our human lineage. In this compelling and accessible book, David Begun, one of the world’

Living in the Anthropocene
  • Author : W. John Kress,Jeffrey K. Stine
  • Publisher : Smithsonian Institution
  • Release Date : 2017-09-26

Explores the causes and implications of the Anthropocene, or Age of Humans, from multiple points of view including anthropological, scientific, social, artistic, and economic. Although we arrived only recently in Earth's timeline, humans are driving major changes to the planet's ecosystems. Even now, the basic requirements for human life--air, water,

Human Nature
  • Author : Geoff Blackwell,Ruth Hobday
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2020-11-03

In Human Nature, 12 of today's most influential nature and conservation photographers address the biggest environmental concerns of our time. • Joel Sartore • Paul Nicklen • Ami Vitale • Brent Stirton • Frans Lanting • Brian Skerry • Tim Laman • Cristina Mittermeier • J Henry Fair • Richard John Seymour • George Steinmetz • Steve Winter Alongside their reflections, they present

One Planet  One Health
  • Author : Walton, Merrilyn,Aginam, Obijiofor,Alders, Robyn,Arabena, Kerry,Ashleigh, Conor,Bagnol, Brigitte,Black, Kirsten,Braaten, Yngve,Coogan, Sean,Dawson, Angus,Degeling, Chris,Fenwick, Stanley,Gilbert, Gwendolyn,Guest, David,Hill-Cawthorne, Grant,Hogerwerf, Lenny,Jeggo, Martyn,Jonas, Tammi,Kock, Richard,Hall, Jess,Laven, Anna,Mackenzie, John,Marais, Ben,McMahon, Peter,Massey, Peter,Memmott, Paul,Mor, Siobhan,Nuryartono, Nunung,Raubenheimer, David,Stellmach, Darryl,Vinning, Grant,Wallace, Robert,Wiethoelter, Anke
  • Publisher : Sydney University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-01

One Planet, One Health provides a multidisciplinary reflection on the state of our planet, human and animal health, as well as the critical effects of climate change on the environment and on people. Climate change is already affecting many poor communities and traditional aid programs have achieved relatively small gains.

Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet
  • Author : Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing,Nils Bubandt,Elaine Gan,Heather Anne Swanson
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05-30

Living on a damaged planet challenges who we are and where we live. This timely anthology calls on twenty eminent humanists and scientists to revitalize curiosity, observation, and transdisciplinary conversation about life on earth. As human-induced environmental change threatens multispecies livability, Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet puts forward