Apocalyptic Planet Field Guide to the Future of the Earth

ISBN-10: 0307476812

ISBN-13: 9780307476814

Edition: N/A

Authors: Craig Childs

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The earth has died many times, and it always comes back looking different. In an exhilarating, surprising exploration of our planet, Craig Childs takes readers on a firsthand journey through apocalypse, touching the truth behind the speculation.Apocalyptic Planetis a combination of science and adventure that reveals the ways in which our world is constantly moving toward its end and how we can change our place within the cycles and episodes that rule it. In this riveting narrative, Childs makes clear that ours is not a stable planet, that it is prone to sudden, violent natural disasters and extremes of climate. Alternate futures, many not so pretty, are constantly waiting in the wings. Childs refutes the idea of an apocalyptic end to the earth and finds clues to its more inevitable end in some of the most physically challenging places on the globe. He travels from the deserts of Chile, the driest in the world, to the genetic wasteland of central Iowa to the site of the drowned land bridge of the Bering Sea, uncovering the micro-cataclysms that predict the macro: forthcoming ice ages, super-volcanoes, and the conclusion of planetary life cycles. Childs delivers a sensual feast in his descriptions of the natural world and a bounty of unequivocal science that provides us with an unprecedented understanding of our future.
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/2/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Craig Childs is a river guide, a field instructor in natural history, an adventurer, & a writer. His other books include "Crossing Paths: Uncommon Encounters with Animals in the Wild" (Sasquatch). He camps in the backcountry of the American West at least nine months of the year, usually living in the back of his truck, out of a river vessel, or from his backpack. He hasn't had a phone in ten years.

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