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Endangered Earth Wall Map 1997 by National Geographic
$39.95
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Endangered Earth Wall Map 1997 by National Geographic

Endangered Earth Wall Map 1997 by National Geographic

$39.95
SKU: EV
This is an updated version of the 1988 Endangered Earth Map by National Geographic.

We are in a historical transition between a world inherited and one that is profoundly different a global biosphere whose vital functions we have altered. Burgeoning human numbers have placed unprecedented demands on farmland, forests, and other resources, changing the continents green skins of vegetation, as well as the interactions between atmosphere, land, oceans, and living organisms that sustain life on earth. This map shows these interactions and pinpoints growing threats. A wonderful resource for learning more about the delicate balance between development and natural regeneration of the planet.

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The 1997 Endangered Earth Wall 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-Ecuador upwelling, illustrating how rapidly the oceans can change
  • Inset showing Minnesota's Boreal Forest, and the pressures on it from human intervention

Coverage Area: The World, North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Oceania, Antarctica
Publisher National Geographic