A Life on Our Planet

A Life on Our Planet
Author : David Attenborough
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2020-10-01
ISBN 10 : 9781473584884
ISBN 13 : 1473584884
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Life on Our Planet Book Description:

'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 I was out there in the wild, experiencing the untouched natural world - but it was an illusion. The tragedy of our time has been happening all around us, barely noticeable from day to day - the loss of our planet's wild places, its biodiversity. I have been witness to this decline. A Life on Our Planet is my witness statement, and my vision for the future. It is the story of how we came to make this, our greatest mistake - and how, if we act now, we can yet put it right. We have one final chance to create the perfect home for ourselves and restore the wonderful world we inherited.' All we need is the will to do so.'

LIFE ON OUR PLANET SIGNED EDITION

LIFE ON OUR PLANET SIGNED EDITION
Author : DAVID ATTENBOROUGH
Publisher : SIGNED EDITONS
Total Pages :
Release : 2020-10
ISBN 10 : 1472628330
ISBN 13 : 9781472628336
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LIFE ON OUR PLANET SIGNED EDITION Book Description:

Supercontinent

Supercontinent
Author : Ted Nield
Publisher : Granta Books
Total Pages : 352
Release : 2012-02-09
ISBN 10 : 9781847086778
ISBN 13 : 1847086772
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Supercontinent Book Description:

The shifting continents of the Earth are heading for inevitable collision: 250 million years from now, all the land masses on this planet will come together in a single, gigantic supercontinent which no human is ever likely to see. That future supercontinent will not be the first to form on Earth, nor will it be the last. Each cycle lasts half a billion years, making it the grandest of all the patterns in nature. It is scarcely a century since science first understood how Pangaea, the supercontinent which gave birth to dinosaurs, split apart, but scientists can now look back three-quarters of a billion years into the Earth's almost indecipherable past to reconstruct Pangaea's predecessor, and computer-model the shape of the Earth's far-distant future. Ted Nield's book tells the astounding story of how that science emerged (often in the face of fierce opposition), and how scientists today are using the most modern techniques to draw information out of the oldest rocks on Earth. It also reveals the remarkable human story of the Altantis-seeking visionaries and madmen who have been imagining lost or undiscovered continents for centuries. Ultimately all supercontinents exist only in the human imagination, but understanding the 'Supercontinent Cycle' represents nothing less than finally knowing how our planet works.

Our Planet

Our Planet
Author : Alastair Fothergill
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2019-04-02
ISBN 10 : 9781473569225
ISBN 13 : 1473569222
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Planet Book Description:

THE OFFICAL COMPANION TO THE GROUNDBREAKING NEW NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY SERIES With a foreword by Sir David Attenborough, breathtakingly beautiful still photography, specially commissioned maps and graphics, and an incredibly compelling text expanding on the remarkable TV stories and giving the reader a depth of information that is impossible on screen, this companion to the groundbreaking NETFLIX series presents a whole new view of the place we call home. Featuring some of the world's rarest creatures and previously unseen parts of the Earth—from deep oceans to remote forests to ice caps—Our Planet takes nature-lovers deep into the science of our natural world. Revealing the most amazing sights on Earth in unprecedented ways, alongside stories of the ways humans are affecting the world’s ecosystems—from the wildebeest migrations in Africa to the penguin colonies of Antarctica—this book places captures in one concise narrative the key message that what we do in the next twenty years will determine the future of not just the natural world but humanity itself. If we don't act now to protect and preserve our planet, the beauty we're lucky enough to witness on these pages will have disappeared..

Half Earth Our Planet s Fight for Life

Half Earth  Our Planet s Fight for Life
Author : Edward O. Wilson
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2016-03-07
ISBN 10 : 9781631490835
ISBN 13 : 1631490834
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Half Earth Our Planet s Fight for Life Book Description:

"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 off the mass extinction of species, including our own, we must move swiftly to preserve the biodiversity of our planet. In this "visionary blueprint for saving the planet" (Stephen Greenblatt), Half-Earth argues that the situation facing us is too large to be solved piecemeal and proposes a solution commensurate with the magnitude of the problem: dedicate fully half the surface of the Earth to nature. Identifying actual regions of the planet that can still be reclaimed—such as the California redwood forest, the Amazon River basin, and grasslands of the Serengeti, among others—Wilson puts aside the prevailing pessimism of our times and "speaks with a humane eloquence which calls to us all" (Oliver Sacks).

LIFE HISTORY OF OUR PLANET

LIFE HISTORY OF OUR PLANET
Author : WILLIAM D. GUNNING
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1876
ISBN 10 : UOMDLP:ajp9119:0001.001
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LIFE HISTORY OF OUR PLANET Book Description:

Eclectic Magazine

Eclectic Magazine
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1875
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015030071743
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eclectic Magazine Book Description:

The Life and Death of Planet Earth

The Life and Death of Planet Earth
Author : Peter Douglas Ward
Publisher : Piatkus Books
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2007-08-01
ISBN 10 : 0749950099
ISBN 13 : 9780749950095
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Life and Death of Planet Earth Book Description:

"This is the first real biography of the Earth - not only a brilliant portrait of the emergence and evolution of life on this planet, but a vivid and frightening look at Earth's remote future. Peter Ward and Donald Brownlee combine storytelling power with extreme scientific care, and their narrative is as transfixing as any of H.G. Wells's fantasies, but more enthralling, for Ward and Brownlee have real power to prognosticate. This is a book that makes one shiver, but also inspires one to wonder how humanity (if we survive in the short term) will fare in the distant future." Oliver Sachs Peter Ward and Don Brownlee, a geologist and an astronomer respectively, are in the vanguard of the new field of astrobiology. Combining their knowledge of the evolution of life on our planet with their understanding of the life cycles of stars and solar systems, the authors tell the awe-inspiring story of the second half of Earth's life. The process of planetary evolution will essentially reverse itself; life as we know it will subside until only the simplest forms remain. The oceans will evaporate, and as the sun slowly expands, Earth itself will eventually meet a fiery end.