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'One hundred and fifty photographs illustrating the way man and nature share the planet. A remarkable record of our planet and how we affect it through our everyday life.' - Scottish Daily Express.

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'A beautiful book full of stunning images, Our Fragile World reveals how diverse planet Earth is. The captions accompanying each of the photographs are thought-provoking, emphasising the importance of places and peoples who are often overlooked or unknown.' - Living Lightly.

Our planet is responding in complex ways to climate chaos, over-consumption and species extinction. This photography book illustrates the wealth that is at stake. Unforgettable images reveal the unexpected, exhilarating beauty of the world’s carefully-balanced ecosystems, and the people whose traditional way of life is under threat. From delicate and colourful coral reefs, to the man-made ecosystem of rice paddies, to the horrible beauty of oil on water, Our Fragile World celebrates the beauty of the world we have and cannot afford to lose.

The compelling photos make you look twice, and think again. It’s a beautiful, complex, fragile planet: we can adapt and learn, working with nature to protect it.

Includes work from some of the world’s leading photographers, and many images that featured in the United Nations Environment Program Photography competition.

  • Excellent gift book
  • Large format images show the vitality of our world
  • Factual captions explain key issues

From the foreword by Caroline Lucas, Green MEP: “The world that it captures is a world of Aristotle’s four elements: earth, water, fire and air. They are presented at both their delicate best, playing their essential part in the earth’s diverse ecosystems, and at their destructive worst in what must surely be read as a call to arms for the global environmental movement. Our Fragile World adds both urgency and immediacy to our work, by showing both the beauty and fragility of the world around us and exactly what we stand to lose if we fail.”

About the authors: Caspar Henderson is a writer on the environment, energy and political affairs and an editor at, a project dedicated to open global politics. Troth Wells has been with the New Internationalist since 1972 . She has written a number of world food books, and is the English language editor of The World Guide, a global reference source that focuses on majority world issues.

Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 286 x 240mm
Page extent: 192 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1-904456-21-6

Date added: April 30, 2007

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