Beginning with the Native American proverb Treat the earth
well It was not iven to you by your parents it was loaned to you by your children what It was not iven to you by your parents it was loaned to you by your children what is a visual masterpiece and brutal expos of the unsustainability of 21st century American existence Though the primary theme is undeniably "bleak a compelling case is made for future "a compelling case is made for future with a technical focus on energy and the evolution away from sprawling Mcmansions toward innovative urbanism as we breach population and resource capacity this all juxtapose super size aerial photographs snapped on a small plane while he flew across countryThis work is so much than a collection of photographs each is insightfully captioned with compelling statistics Each section Atmosphere Automobile Dependency Electricity Generation Water Use Se A must read for a paradigm shift Top 10 book Un peu l uivalent de La Terre vue du ciel mais centr sur les stupidit s urbanistiues et environnementales u on peut trouver aux USA lotissements ou olfs au milieu de r ions arides canaux aux travers des mar cages immeubles au pied de la plage et bient t les pieds dans l eau etc On pourrait sans doute trouver des trucs aussi ridicules en Europe ici les commentaires sont toujours int ressants m me si toutes les photos ne sont pas. For than 30 years Alex MacLean’s aerial photographs have captured the evolution of the American landscape and the complex relationship between its natural and constructed environments that contribute to climate change Over The American Landscape at the Tipping Point is an ambitious and visually breathtaking catalogue of the extraordinary patterns and profound physical conseuences brought about by natural processes and human intervention The book allo. .
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*settle in a *in a diffuse way This road network is currently dependent on the internal combustion engine which is only 20 per cent energy efficient As people drive longer distances the US road network is subject to congestion resulting from a lack of capacity longer vehicle trips serious accidents and delays caused by ongoing road maintenanceOther chapters are entitled Atmosphere Way of Life Electricity Generation Deserts Water Use Sea Level Rise Water and Recycling and UrbanismThe book overall is a photo documentary of America s journey over the last 60 years or so to the environmental precipice we are now standing on Greenhouse ases Little Darlings global warming water depletion sea level rise none of which can be actually shown photographically together with suburban sprawl over development in arid landscapes coal powered electricityeneration and loss of wetlands which can be are the
themes these themes are amplified in the bookThese themes are amplified in the book Introduction written by Bill McKibbenThe book s environmental message is not really consistently delivered but no matter To me the book is a poignant photographic statement where we have come to I m afraid that in say 2050 anyone looking at this book of two Greenwich generations past will likely just shake their heads and perhaps cryreat pictures. Recycling; and Urbanism MacLean’s powerful photographs and insightful text make it clear that maintenance of the current American lifestyle is with a planet of diminishing natural resources and a finite atmosphere Over compels us all to reconsider our basic assumptions about how we live work and play and reveals that while the challenges we face today are not insurmountable the future depends on our collective vision passion and commitment. Exceptionnelles Really ood to read It make you smart
I RECOMMENDED THE AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN THIS OVER SIZEDrecommended The aerial photography in this over sized table book is as amazing and thought provoking as the commentary is pointed A picture is worth a thousand words but these words are powerful too Recommended reading for anyone interested in development and planning or concerned about sprawl the environment "AND CLIMATE CHANGE THIS IS BASICALLY A COFFEE TABLE "climate change This is basically a coffee table The photos in it have been taken by Alex Maclean as he piloted his own plane over the American landscape The photos are very ood and the brief captions are Your Name Here generally useful Each picture is tagged with the location and at the beginning of each chapter is a little US map with the photos in that chapter keyed to map locationsThe 2 3 page introductions to each chapter written by Maclean sometimes seems a bit disjointed and rambling but it s not hard to understand what he is attempting to portray with the photos A uick overview of the chapter is actuallyiven in the table of contents and this could easily serve as a uick and concise theme of the chapter As an example Chapter 3 is Automobile Dependency The summary in the and concise theme of the chapter As an example Chapter 3 is Automobile Dependency The summary in the statesIn the last 100 years this country has built a network of 4 million miles of roadways that along with automobiles and inexpensi. Ws readers to visualize climate change and our culture's excessive use of resources and energy which account for our oversized carbon footprint It demonstrates the extent to which the human ecosystem and our economic and social well being are dependant upon our wise use of land and its resources Over is divided into sections covering such as Atmosphere; Way of Life; Automobile Dependency; Electricity Generation; Deserts; Water Use; Sea Level Rise; Waste an.