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Pearce, Fred

Works: 176 works in 517 publications in 10 languages and 17,577 library holdings
Genres: History  Chronologies  Pictorial works  Maps  Juvenile works  Fiction  Toy and movable books  Atlases 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QC981.8.G56, 333.91
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Most widely held works about Fred Pearce
Most widely held works by Fred Pearce
When the rivers run dry : water, the defining crisis of the twenty-first century by Fred Pearce( Book )

34 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was with the Colorado River that engineers first learned to control great rivers. But now the Colorado"s reservoirs are two-thirds empty. Great rivers like the Indus and the Nile, the Rio Grande and the Yellow River are running on empty. And economists say that by 2025, water scarcity will cut global food production by more than the current U.S. grain harvest. Veteran science correspondent Fred Pearce traveled to more than thirty countries while researching When the Rivers Run Dry; it is our most complete portrait yet of the growing world water crisis. Deftly weaving together the complicated scientific, economic, and historical dimensions of the crisis, he shows us its complex origins, from waste to wrong-headed engineering projects to high-yield crop varieties that have kept developing countries from starvation but are now emptying their water reserves. And Pearce"s vivid reportage reveals the personal stories behind failing rivers, barren fields, desertification, water wars, floods, and even the death of cultures. Finally, Pearce argues that the solution to the growing worldwide water shortage is not more and bigger dams but greater efficiency and a new water ethic based on managing the water cycle for maximum social benefit rather than narrow self-interest
With speed and violence : why scientists fear tipping points in climate change by Fred Pearce( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fred Pearce has been writing about climate change for eighteen years, and the more he learns, the worse things look. Where once scientists were concerned about gradual climate change, now more and more of them fear we will soon be dealing with abrupt change resulting from triggering hidden tipping points. Even President Bush's top climate modeler, Jim Hansen, warned in 2005 that "we are on the precipice of climate system tipping points beyond which there is no redemption." As Pearce began working on this book, normally cautious scientists beat a path to his door to tell him about their fears and their latest findings. This book tells the stories of these scientists and their work--from the implications of melting permafrost in Siberia and the huge river systems of meltwater beneath the icecaps of Greenland and Antarctica to the effects of the "ocean conveyor" and a rare molecule that runs virtually the entire cleanup system for the planet. Above all, the scientists told him what they're now learning about the speed and violence of past natural climate change--and what it portends for our future. This is the most up-to-date and readable book yet about the growing evidence for global warming and the large climatic effects it may unleash
Earth then and now : amazing images of our changing world by Fred Pearce( Book )

34 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 1,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three hundred before and after photographs that show how the world has changed. Each paired image is captioned and tells a story. Chapters include environmental change, industrialization, urbanization, natural disasters, war, travel and tourism
The land grabbers : the new fight over who owns the Earth by Fred Pearce( Book )

23 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book reveals the land grab taking place around the world and how corporate and governmental promises about the benefits of development are masking environmental and social destruction and the transfer of wealth out of host countries. Wall Street, Chinese billionaires, oil sheikhs, and agribusiness are buying up huge tracts of land in a hungry, crowded world. Fearing future food shortages or eager to profit from them, the world's wealthiest and most acquisitive countries, corporations, and individuals have been buying and leasing vast tracts of land around the world. The scale is astounding: parcels the size of small countries are being gobbled up across the plains of Africa, the paddy fields of Southeast Asia, the jungles of South America, and the prairies of Eastern Europe. The author, a science writer spent a year circling the globe to find out who was doing the buying, whose land was being taken over, and what the effect of these massive land deals seems to be. This book is an expose that reveals the scale and the human costs of the land grab, one of the most profound ethical, environmental, and economic issues facing the globalized world in the twenty-first century. The corporations, speculators, and governments scooping up land cheap in the developing world claim that industrial-scale farming will help local economies. But the author's research reveals a far more troubling reality. While some mega-farms are ethically run, all too often poor farmers and cattle herders are evicted from ancestral lands or cut off from water sources. The good jobs promised by foreign capitalists and home governments alike fail to materialize. Hungry nations are being forced to export their food to the wealthy, and corporate potentates run fiefdoms oblivious to the country beyond their fences. The story is populated with larger-than-life characters, from financier George Soros and industry tycoon Richard Branson, to Gulf state sheikhs, Russian oligarchs, British barons, and Burmese generals. We discover why Goldman Sachs is buying up the Chinese poultry industry, what Lord Rothschild and a legendary 1970s asset-stripper are doing in the backwoods of Brazil, and what plans a Saudi oil billionaire has for Ethiopia. Along the way, the author introduces us to the people who actually live on, and live off of, the supposedly "empty" land that is being grabbed, from Cambodian peasants, victimized first by the Khmer Rouge and now by crony capitalism, to African pastoralists confined to ever-smaller tracts. Over the next few decades, land grabbing may matter more, to more of the planet's people, than even climate change. It will affect who eats and who does not, who gets richer and who gets poorer, and whether agrarian societies can exist outside corporate control. It is the new battle over who owns the planet
AAAS atlas of population & environment by Paul Harrison( Book )

15 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume discusses and illustrates the effects of the world's population on natural resources, land use, atmosphere, chemicals, wastes, ecosystems, and biodiversity. It is filled with high-quality maps, charts, and informative illustrations."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2002
Confessions of an eco-sinner : tracking down the sources of my stuff by Fred Pearce( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: A global journey to find the sources of all the stuff in one man's life-and its social and environmental footprint. Where does everything in our daily lives come from? The clothes on our backs, the computers on our desks, the cabinets in our kitchens, and the spices behind their doors? Under what conditions-environmental and social-are they harvested or manufactured? In Confessions of an Eco-Sinner, Fred Pearce shows us the hidden worlds that sustain a Western lifestyle, and he does it by examining the sources of everything in his own life; as an ordinary citizen of the Western world, he, like all of us, is an "eco-sinner." In conversational and convivial prose, Pearce surveys his home and then starts out on a global tour to track down, among other things, the Kenyans who grow and harvest his fair trade coffee (which isn't as fair as one might hope), the women in the Bangladeshi sweat shops who sew his jeans, and the Chinese factory cities where the world's computers are made. It's a fascinating portrait, by turns sobering and hopeful, of the effects the world's more than 6 billion inhabitants-all eating, consuming, making-have on our planet, and of the working and living conditions of the people who produce most of these goods
The coming population crash and our planet's surprising future by Fred Pearce( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pearce chronicles nearly 200 years of demographic issues, beginning with efforts to contain the demographic explosion, from the early environmental movement's racism and involvement in eugenics to coercive family-planning policies in China and India
Deep jungle by Fred Pearce( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates the rain forests and jungles of the world by following past and present explorers and scientists in their travels, and relates the promise these areas hold and the threats they face
The new wild : why invasive species will be nature's salvation by Fred Pearce( Book )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and German and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an era of climate change and widespread ecological damage, it is absolutely crucial that we find ways to help nature regenerate. Embracing the new ecology, Pearce shows us, is our best chance. To be an environmentalist in the twenty-first century means celebrating nature's wildness and capacity for change
Keepers of the spring : reclaiming our water in an age of globalization by Fred Pearce( Book )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blue Planet Run : the race to provide safe drinking water to the world by Rick Smolan( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Blue Planet Run volume represents two extraordinary projects. The first is the result of a worldwide search for images and stories to capture the human face of the global water crisis. For one month, 40 talented photojournalists crossed the globe taking photographs to show the extent of the problem. At the same time, a team of researchers contacted photographers on every continent to identify existing bodies of work focused on this crucial issue. Simultaneously, 20 runners representing 13 nationalities embarked on a 95-day nonstop relay race around the globe, serving as messengers to raise awareness of the severity of the water crisis." "The book also features original essays from an extraordinary range of noted writers, environmentalists, inventors and journalists including Diane Ackerman, Fred Pearce, Dean Kamen, Michael Malone, Bill McKibben Jeffrey Rothfeder, Michael Specter, Paul Hawken and Mike Cerre."--Jacket
Turning up the heat by Diane Muldrow( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As they hone their cooking skills, eleven-year-old twins Molly and Amanda come up with a plan to start a catering business with their friends. Includes recipes
The best American science and nature writing 2014( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of nature and science essays published in American periodicals in 2013, including works by such authors as Katherine Bagley, Barbara Kingsolver, Fred Pearce, and Carl Zimmer
The last generation : how nature will take her revenge for climate change by Fred Pearce( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global warming : the complete briefing by J. T Houghton( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greenhouse effect - Climate change - Rising sea levels - Storms - Ecosystems - Eco-friendly energy resources - Carbon sinks - Transport and carbon dioxide emissions - Ways of capturing carbon dioxide emissions
The big green book by Fred Pearce( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains a range of environmental concerns, including global warming, acid rain, destruction of the rainforests, overpopulation, and recycling, and discusses how they affect the earth's ecological balance
Peoplequake : mass migration, ageing nations and the coming population crash by Fred Pearce( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wherever we look, population is the driver of the most toxic issues on the political agenda. But the population bomb is being defused. Half the world's women are having two children or fewer. Within a generation, the world's population will be falling. And we will all be getting very old
The dammed : rivers, dams, and the coming world water crisis by Fred Pearce( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Green warriors : the people and the politics behind the environmental revolution by Fred Pearce( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acid rain by Fred Pearce( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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With speed and violence : why scientists fear tipping points in climate change
Alternative Names
Fred Pearce britischer Autor und Journalist

Fred Pearce Brits journalist

Fred Pearce journaliste britannique

Pearce , F.

Pearce, Fred

Pearce Laurence Frederick

Pearce, Laurence Frederick 1951-

피어스, 프레드 1951-

ピアース, フレッド

ピアス, フレッド 1951-


With speed and violence : why scientists fear tipping points in climate changeEarth then and now : amazing images of our changing worldAAAS atlas of population & environmentConfessions of an eco-sinner : tracking down the sources of my stuffThe coming population crash and our planet's surprising futureDeep jungleKeepers of the spring : reclaiming our water in an age of globalizationBlue Planet Run : the race to provide safe drinking water to the world