“A passionate and heartfelt call to care.”
—Bruce Feiler, New York Times bestselling author of Walking the Bible and America’s Prophet
In You Are Here,
Thomas Kostigen, the New York Times
bestselling co-author of The Green Book
, takes us to the most extreme environmental areas on the planet to show how what we do from the comfort of our own home affects people, places, and things everywhere. A timely, much-needed alarm that recalls Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth
combined with a compelling travel narrative reminiscent of Anthony Bourdain with straight ahead Anderson Cooper-like reporting, You Are Here
is “an intriguing and insightful account that deserves to be read by everyone” (Mark Plotkin, Time
Magazine Hero for the Planet).
“Thomas Kostigen is expert at taking the complexities of climate change - distilling them, then relating the answers and solutions to our everyday lives. A common sense approach - to complex issues.”
Losing our past : Jerusalem, Israel -- Our future : Mumbai, India -- We are not alone : Borneo, Southeast Asia -- What are we doing? : Linfen City, China -- Distant consequences : Shishmaref Village, Alaska -- Nature's oxygen factory : the Amazon jungle -- The reality of our actions : the Fresh Kills Landfill, New York -- Where the currents take our trash : the Eastern Garbage Patch, Pacific Ocean -- The greatest problem no one has heard about : the Great Lakes, Duluth, Minnesota -- Where to spread your wings : home, Santa Monica, California.
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 6th October 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia