The atlas of a changing climate Our evolving planet visualized with more than 100 maps, charts, and infographics

Brian Buma

Book - 2021

The global scale of climate change often feels beyond our comprehension. In The Atlas of a Changing Climate, ecologist Brian Buma helps us envision--both literally and figuratively--the history, present, and possible futures of the imperiled ecosystems directly influencing our lives. By presenting the forces driving Earth's changes through illuminating maps, charts, and infographics, Buma proves the depth of our connectivity to our planet, revealing both the vulnerability--and hope--intrins...ic in that link.

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Subjects
Genres
Atlases
Published
Portland : Timber Press 2021.
Language
English
Physical Description
282 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9781604699944
1604699949
Main Author
Brian Buma (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Trying to understand climate change by observing what is happening to the local environment is always misleading and myopic. Buma, a professor of integrated biology, helps the reader see the big picture. Divided into five sections—atmosphere, water, land, cities, and biodiversity—the book's text and images serve as partners in telling the tale of climate's impact. Relying on historical charts and maps, satellite imagery, and artistic drawings, the reader can better understand the global framework of climate change. Unlike traditional atlases, however, the text reads like a story, drawing on case studies and local instances to make impacts more relatable. This narrative approach makes it hard to jump in at a particular section in the book without having read previous paragraphs. In the same way, inserted images and side stories meant to complement the narrative can break the flow, requiring a re-read. However, this is a great book for providing a macro perspective on how climate affects the earth's systems, and best read a chapter at a time. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

The global scale of climate change often feels beyond our comprehension. In The Atlas of a Changing Climate, ecologist Brian Buma helps us envision--both literally and figuratively--the history, present, and possible futures of the imperiled ecosystems directly influencing our lives. By presenting the forces driving Earth's changes through illuminating maps, charts, and infographics, Buma proves the depth of our connectivity to our planet, revealing both the vulnerability--and hope--intrinsic in that link.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

In this design and data-driven book, a National Geographic Explorer pairs the science of climate change with maps, infographics and charts that make the complex information not only comprehensible, but compelling. 20,000 first printing. Illustrations.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

This design and data-driven book explores how climate change effects the ecology of North America through eye-catching infographics, dynamic maps, and color photography.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Climate change, visualized.  Climate change, shrinking wildlife habitats, rising sea levels, and vanishing species. These are big, important ideas that deserve a proper exploration—just the type of revealing journey you will experience in The Atlas of a Changing Climate.   Ecologist Brian Buma helps us envision—both literally and figuratively—the history, present, and possible futures of the imperiled ecosystems directly influencing our lives. By presenting the forces driving Earth’s changes through illuminating maps, charts, and infographics, he proves the depth of our connectivity to our planet, revealing both the vulnerability—and hope—intrinsic in that link.