Inconvenient Truth The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do about It

ISBN-10: 1594865671
ISBN-13: 9781594865671
Edition: 2006 (Revised)
Authors: Al Gore
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Description: An Inconvenient Truth—Gore’s groundbreaking, battle cry of a follow-up to the bestsellingEarth in the Balance—is being published to tie in with a documentary film of the same name. Both the book and film were inspired by a series of multimedia  More...

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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Rodale Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/24/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

An Inconvenient Truth—Gore’s groundbreaking, battle cry of a follow-up to the bestsellingEarth in the Balance—is being published to tie in with a documentary film of the same name. Both the book and film were inspired by a series of multimedia presentations on global warming that Gore created and delivers to groups around the world. With this book, Gore, who is one of our environmental heroes—and a leading expert—brings together leading-edge research from top scientists around the world; photographs, charts, and other illustrations; and personal anecdotes and observations to document the fast pace and wide scope of global warming. He presents, with alarming clarity and conclusiveness—and with humor, too—that the fact of global warming is not in question and that its consequences for the world we live in will be disastrous if left unchecked. This riveting new book—written in an accessible, entertaining style—will open the eyes of even the most skeptical.

Politician and businessman Al Gore was born on March 31, 1948. In 1969, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in government from Harvard College. He represented Tennessee in the House of Representatives from 1977-1985 and the Senate from 1985-1993. He was Vice-President of the United States from 1993-2001. He is currently the president of Current TV, chairman of Generation Investment Management, director on the board of Apple Inc., and senior advisor to Google Inc. He lectures on the topic of global warming awareness and prevention and starred in the documentary An Inconvenient Truth, which won the 2007 Academy Award for Documentary Feature. He was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize along with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for their efforts to educate others about climate change and to find ways to counteract it.

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