An unforgettable, beautifully rendered illustration of the threat of rising sea levels around the world

Product Code: 5837
ISBN: 9781620974568
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The New Press
Pages: 240
Published Date: 07/20/2021
Availability:In stock
Price: $29.99

“The direction in which our planet is headed isn't a good one, and most of us don’t know how to change it. The bad news is that we will experience great loss. The good news is that we already have what we need to build a better future.” - from the introduction

Spurred by manmade climate change, the seas are rising, oceans are acidifying, ice is melting, coasts are flooding, species are dying, and communities are faltering. Despite these dire circumstances, most people don’t have a clear sense of what is at risk and what is possible for the future.

Through place-based storytelling, data analysis, and beautifully rendered images that use a unique ink-on-dried-seaweed technique, The Atlas of Disappearing Places depicts twenty locations across the globe, from Shanghai to Houston, that face existential threat from global warming’s effects on our coasts and oceans. This work considers not only the serious consequences of changing chemistry, warming waters, strengthening storms, and rising seas, but also what can be done - from government policies to grassroots activism - to mitigate the impacts.

A unique work of art and an indispensable resource for readers to learn more about the devastating consequences of the climate crisis as well as positive stories of action, The Atlas of Disappearing Places is sure to inform and engage readers on the most pressing issue of our time.

Locations include:

Houston, Texas
Shanghai, China
Hamburg, Germany
San Juan, Puerto Rico
New York City, New York
Pisco, Peru
Kisite, Kenya
Kure Atoll, Hawaii
Camden, Maine
The Cook Islands
San Francisco, California
Norfolk, Virginia
B?n Tre, Vietnam
Ise, Japan
Gravesend, United Kingdom

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