Book Review: 100 Places to Go Before They Disappear

100 Places to Go Before They Disappear by Co+Life, foreword by Ranjedra K. Pachauri, contribution by Desmond Tutu is a stunningly beautiful illustrated book that shows you 100 places that are in very real danger of disappearing in our lifetime. Want to take a look at these places and see what can be done to change their potentially devastating fate? Read this book!

Book Description

What would our world look like if the planet’s average temperature were to rise by only a few degrees? Venice, Bangkok, London, Chicago, and New York would experience severe flooding. The tea fields of Sri Lanka and the vineyards of France would suffer heat and drought. Beijing and Timbuktu would be transformed into deserts, and the Great Barrier Reef’s coral colonies would die. The entire nation of Tuvalu would sink into the Pacific Ocean.

As plants and animals vital to local ecosystems continue to perish due to climate change, the face of our planet is already being transformed. 100 Places to Go Before They Disappear features the locations on all seven continents in the greatest danger of disappearing within our lifetime. With an essay by Desmond Tutu, this stunning book will inspire travelers and environmentalists to save gorgeous places that might soon be only a memory. ” ‘” 100 Places to Go Before They Disappear

My Thoughts

100 Places to Go Before They Disappear is a look at 100 places that have a very real possibility of no longer being there as they are now within our lifetime. Scary thought, right? There are many places on the list I really want to go to one day including: Venice, Chicago, Manhattan, Olympia, Paris, the Great Barrier Reef, and many more.

It is a visually stunning illustrated book with 100 color photographs. Each location has information to go with each area, including how climate and what people are doing to cause the decline in each location. It isn’t too late to help these places though and information is also given for ideas on how to save these places from changing beyond recognition (or fully disappearing). For more information, visit www.100places.com .

I highly recommend this book to everyone who loves photography books, travel books, environmental books, and anyone who really enjoys beautiful places and learning more about them.

* Thank you to the publisher of 100 Places to Go Before They Disappear, Abrams , for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.