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The American Landscape at the Tipping Point

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Author: MacLean, Alex S.
Introduction by: McKibben, Bill
ISBN:978-0-8109-7145-5
Publication Date:Oct 2008
Publisher:Abrams, Inc.
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $68.18
Book Description:

For more than 30 years, Alex MacLean’s aerial photographs have captured the evolution of the American landscape and the complex relationship between its natural and constructed environments that contribute to climate change. Over: The American Landscape at the Tipping Point is an ambitious and visually breathtaking catalogue of the extraordinary patterns and profound physical consequences brought about by natural processes and human intervention....
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Book Details
Pages:336
Detailed Subjects: Political Science / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development
Nature / Ecology
Photography / Subjects & Themes / Aerial
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):22.86 x 33.973 x 3.493 cm
Book Weight:2.564 Kilograms
Author Biography
MacLean, Alex S. (Author)
Bill McKibben grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts. He was president of the Harvard Crimson newspaper in college. Immediately after college he joined the New Yorker magazine as a staff writer, and wrote much of the "Talk of the Town" column from 1982 to early 1987. After quitting this job, he soon moved to the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York.

His first book, The End of Nature, was published in 1989 by Random House after being serialized in the New Yorker. It is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change, and has been printed in more than 20 languages. Several editions have come out in the United States, including an updated version published in 2006.

His next book, The Age of Missing Information, was published in 1992. It is an account of an experiment: McKibben collected everything that came across the 100 channels of cable tv on the Fairfax, Virginia system (at the time among the nation's largest) for a single day. He spent a year watching the 2,400 hours of videotape, and then compared it to a day spent on the mountaintop near his home. This book has been widely used in colleges and high schools, and was reissued in 2006. McKibben's latest book is entitled, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet.

Bill currently resides with his wife, writer Sue Halpern, and his daughter, Sophie in Ripton, Vermont. He is a scholar in residence at Middlebury College. 030 030



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