[EPUB] Over The American Landscape at the Tipping Point BY Alex S. MacLean – friendship–circle.co.uk
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WHILE HE FLEW ACROSS COUNTRYTHIS WORKhe flew across countryThis work so much than a collection of photographs ach is insightfully captioned with compelling statistics Each section Atmosphere Automobile Dependency Electricity Generation Water Use Sea Level Rise Waste and Recycling Urbanism is thoroughly introduced with the photographer s own prose proving to be articulate inspiring and ven heartfelt and anecdotal at times Maclean is an ace on both a photography and a literary front This is basically a coffee table book The photos in it have been taken by Alex Maclean as he piloted His Own Plane Over own plane over American landscape The photos are very good and the brief captions are generally useful Each picture is tagged with the location and at the beginning of ach chapter is a little US map with the photos in that chapter keyed to map locationsThe 2 3 page introductions to Fox and the Box 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 actually given in the table of contents and this couldasily serve as a uick and concise theme of the chapter As an xample Chapter 3 is Automobile Dependency The summary in the Contents statesIn the last 100 years this country has built a network of 4 million miles of roadway. Ws readers to visualize climate change and our culture's xcessive use of resources and HBR Guide to Finance Basics for Managers energy which account for our oversized carbon footprint It demonstrates thextent to which the human cosystem and our conomic 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. ,
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BOOK GREAT PICTURES THE AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN THIS OVERgreat pictures The aerial photography in this over coffee table book is as amazing and thought provoking as the commentary over sized coffee table book is as amazing and thought provoking as the commentary 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 5g for the Connected World environment and climate change Un peu l uivalent de La Terre vue du ciel mais centr sur les stupidit s urbanistiuest Le Jardin Sur La Glace environnementales u on peut trouver aux USA lotissements ou golfs au milieu de r gions arides canaux aux travers des mar cages immeubles au pied de la plaget bient t les pieds dans l The Book of Shaine eautc On pourrait sans doute trouver des trucs aussi ridicules Discover Cooking with Lavender en Europe ici les commentaires sont toujours int ressants m me si toutes les photos ne sont pasxceptionnelles Beginning with the Native American proverb Treat the Constipation earth well It was not given to you by your parents it was loaned to you by your children what follows is a visual masterpiece and brutalxpos of the unsustainability of 21st century American xistence Though The Primary Theme Is the primary theme is bleak a compelling case is made for future viability with a technical focus on alternative nergy and the inevitable A Day in the Budwig Diet evolution away from sprawling Mcmansions toward innovative urbanism as we breach population and resource capacity this all juxtapos. For than 30 years Alex MacLean’s aerial photographs have captured thevolution of the American landscape and the complex relationship between its natural and constructed Lambs To The Slaughter environments that contribute to climate change Over The American Landscape at the Tipping Point is an ambitious and visually breathtaking catalogue of thextraordinary patterns and profound physical conseuences brought about by natural processes and human intervention The book allo. ,
S that along with automobiles and inexpensive fuel have allowed us to settle in a very diffuse way This road network is currently dependent on the internal combustion Córka Robrojka (Jeżycjada, engine which is only 20 per centnergy The Neil Simon Collection 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 arentitled Atmosphere Way of Life Electricity Generation Deserts Water Generation Deserts Water 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 Slate (Rebel Wayfarers MC, environmental precipice we are now standing on Greenhouse gases 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 poweredlectricity generation and loss of wetlands which can be are the themes These themes are amplified in the book s Introduction written by Bill McKibbenThe book s nvironmental message is not really consistently delivered but no matter To me the book is a poignant photographic statement where we have come book is a poignant photographic statement where we have come I m afraid that in say 2050 anyone looking at this book of two generations past will likely just shake their heads and perhaps cry Really good to read It make you smart I recommended. D Recycling; and Urbanism MacLean’s powerful photographs and insightful text make it clear that maintenance of the current American lifestyle is incompatible 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.
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