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Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet

Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet (Hardback)

By Rockstroem, Johan
By Gaffney, Owen
Foreword by Thunberg, Greta

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Advisors who guided David Attenborough's Our Planet now reveal the full scale of the climate emergency we face, along with the positive message that if we act, we can stabilize Earth's life support system. To accompany the Netflix documentary Breaking Boundaries: The science behi...nd Our Planet , this high-impact book, written by leading climate change experts, explains the greatest crisis humanity has ever faced. The story is accompanied by unique visualizations of Earth produced by Globaia, the world's leading visualizers of human impact. The authors explain that in 2009, scientists identified nine planetary boundaries that keep Earth stable, ranging from biodiversity to ozone. Beyond these boundaries lurk tipping points. In order to stop short of these tipping points, the 2020s must see the fastest economic transition in history. This book demonstrates how societies are reaching positive tipping points that make this transition possible: groups such as Extinction Rebellion and the schoolchildren led by Greta Thunberg demand political action; countries are committing to eliminating greenhouse gas emissions; and one tipping point has even already passed - the price of clean energy has dropped below that of fossil fuels. At the brink of a critical moment in history, this essential book presents a vision of Planetary Stewardship based on a new understanding of our rainforests, ice sheets, oceans, atmosphere, and rich diversity of life.
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ISBN 9780241466759
Released NZ 2 Jul 2021
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780241466759
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Imprint DK
Released 2 Jul 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Rockstroem, Johan
By Gaffney, Owen
Foreword by Thunberg, Greta
Category Earth Sciences
Global Warming
Space Science
Natural History, Country Life & Pets
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 242mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 363.7387425
Weight 456g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Climatic changes - Prevention - Citizen participation, Climatic changes - Prevention - Government policy, Climate change mitigation - Citizen participation, Climate change mitigation - Government policy
NBS Text Environment & Planning
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade