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Disappearing Destinations: 37 Places in Peril and What Can Be Done to Help Save Them

Kimberly Lisagor and Heather Hansen


PUBLISHED: 8th April 2008
ISBN: 9780307277367
ANNOTATION:
Two avid travelers take a beautiful and memorable look at some of the most gorgeous endangered places on the planet, from the mesmerizing ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu to the Congo Basin of Africa, where great apes roam freely.
Disappearing Destinations: 37 Places in Peril and What Can Be Done to Help Save Them
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PUBLISHED: 8th April 2008
ISBN: 9780307277367
ANNOTATION:
Two avid travelers take a beautiful and memorable look at some of the most gorgeous endangered places on the planet, from the mesmerizing ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu to the Congo Basin of Africa, where great apes roam freely.

Annotation

Two avid travelers take a beautiful and memorable look at some of the most gorgeous endangered places on the planet, from the mesmerizing ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu to the Congo Basin of Africa, where great apes roam freely.

Publisher Description

A beautiful and memorable look at some of the most gorgeous endangered places on the planet. Machu Picchu is a mesmerizing, ancient Incan city tucked away in the mountains of Peru, but it is rapidly being worn down by the thousands of feet treading across its stones. Glacier National Park is a destination long known for the stunning beauty of its ice floes, but in our lifetimes it will have no glaciers due to global warming. In the biobays of Puerto Rico swimmers can float in a sea shimmering with bioluminescent life, but sediment being churned up by development is killing the dinoflagellates that produce the eerie and beautiful glow. And in the Congo Basin of Africa, where great apes roam freely in lush, verdant rainforests, logging is quickly destroying the vast life-giving canopies. These places-along with many others across the globe-are changing as we speak due to global warming, environmental degradation, overuse, and natural causes. From the Boreal Forests in Finland to the Yangtze River Valley in China, "37 Places to See Before They Disappear" is a treasure trove of geographic wonder, and a guide to these threatened destinations and what is being done to save them.

Author Biography

Kimberly Lisagor, formerly "Outside"'s adventure adviser, writes for "Mother Jones, the Los Angeles Times", and "Outside", among other publications.

Prizes

Winner of Colorado Book Award (Creative Nonfiction) 2009

Product Details

Author
Kimberly Lisagor, Heather Hansen
Short Title
DISAPPEARING DESTINATIONS
Pages
384
Publisher
Vintage Books USA
Series
Vintage Departures
Language
English
ISBN-10
0307277364
ISBN-13
9780307277367
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2008
Publication Date
2008-04-30
Subtitle
37 Places in Peril and What Can Be Done to Help Save Them
Country of Publication
United States