The Atlas of Disappearing Places

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SKU:  9781620974568
Product  9781620974568

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

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.

Christina Conklin and Marina Psaros explore these themes in The Atlas of Disappearing Places. Through storytelling, data analysis, and beautifully rendered images that use a unique ink-on-dried-seaweed technique, the book 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

Bến Tre, Vietnam

Ise, Japan

Gravesend, United Kingdom