The new millenium finds us at a historical transition between a waorld inherited and one profoundly different--a global biosphere whose vital functions we have altered. Published on the 100th anniversary of the National Geographic Society, this amazing map is really an Earth Science primer for the issues and challenges surrounding our Endangered Earth.The 1988 Endangered Earth map features:
• Centerpiece is a beautiful world map showing the physical earth and oceans
• World map insets showing the Ice Age vegetation 18,000 years ago, and Greeenhouse-effect vegetation zones
• A timeline, entitled, "People and planet: a troubled partnership. An amazing graphic shows population growth from 16,000 BC to the present, demonstrating how advances in agriculture and public health have enabled the human race to burgeon--and over-populate the earth.
• Descriptions of growing threats, including population pressure, air and water pollution, rise in ozone levels, species extinctions, and more
• Inset showing a Peru-Ecaudor upwelling, illustrating how rapidly the oceans can change
• Inset showing Minnesotas Borreal Forest, and the pressures on it from human intervention
Coverage Area: The World, North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Oceania, Antarctica