When frontline BBC news reporter David Shukman switched beat from world affairs to environment in 2003, he feared he might be in for a dull life. He couldn't have been more wrong. His new job has taken him to every corner of the earth: journeying up the fabled North West Passage in the Arctic, chasing after loggers in the Amazon and battling through plastic waste in the Pacific Ocean, getting trapped in Siberian blizzards along the way.
Reporting Live from the End of the World charts Shukman's extraordinary adventures, in the process providing a fascinating eye-witness account of the state of the planet. We follow Shukman through a series of vivid experiences - such as seeing how the Greenland ice sheet has been turned grey by soot from factories thousands of miles away - and observe his gradual, somewhat reluctant, conversion to the environmental cause.
Wonderfully written and often very funny, the book will be loved by travel, science or environment readers alike.
Whether camping on ice sheets in Greenland in a tent designed by Nasa, being eaten alive by insects up the Amazon or pursuing illegal loggers in Brazil, Shukman's account has all the eco-action you could want * Herald * Shukman talks a lot of common sense * The Scotsman * It's vivid, compelling and relays some singular experiences... urgent, alarming reading. -- Andrzej Lukowski * Metro *
|Preface: An innocent in the Arctic||p. 1|
|Harm's way||p. 17|
|Heart of dampness||p. 42|
|Hot air||p. 63|
|Shaken and stirred||p. 79|
|The ground beneath my feet||p. 97|
|The wrong kind of weather||p. 125|
|There is no away||p. 140|
|A toxic toast||p. 162|
|An iceberg as big as Manhattan||p. 175|
|Where anyone fears to tread||p. 208|
|How doomed are we today?||p. 236|
|Epilogue: Hopenhagen||p. 267|
|Author's note: Chronology of reports||p. 281|
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Number Of Pages: 307
Published: 21st June 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.08 x 13.46
Weight (kg): 0.36