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Moving to Higher Ground: Rising Sea Level and the Path Forward: John Englander, Sir David King

Ice on land is melting, and sea level is rising, both at astonishing rates never seen in recorded history. Are you, your property, investments, and family ready for these unprecedented changes? Read Moving to Higher Ground and…

Learn how Sea Level Rise (SLR) is unstoppable for many centuries due to excess heat already stored in our oceans – and how soon our shorelines will go underwater…

Understand how disastrous SLR will profoundly affect more than 10,000 coastal communities as soon as 2050, both in the U.S. and around the world.

What will happen where you live? How much will the water rise? And when?

Find out why extreme weather events, forest fires, and flooding share the same causes as catastrophic SLR, but weather disruptions are temporary and SLR permanent. Devastatingly so.

Discover what industries and properties will feel the greatest, and earliest, impacts. Learn what all planners and coastal property owners need to know now to urgently begin to move and adapt.

Examine the unique problems faced by the military, Infrastructure planners, architects, flood managers, policy planners, banks, insurance companies, and real estate businesses. And some unique solutions.

Find out how and why government policy makers have been completely ineffective delivering any successful strategy for climate change and sea level rise.

Answer the questions, WHAT SHOULD WE DO NOW?, And what does THE PATH FORWARD look like?

In time of great financial and environmental peril, WHO WILL LEAD US? Prepare to be surprised at the answer.

John Englander is a renowned oceanographer and expert on climate change and sea level rise. His best-selling first book, High Tide on Main Street, was published in 2012.

Review

“In this extraordinary book, John Englander gives us valuable historical perspective, fascinating insights, and powerful data about what is happening now, and sound thinking about where we go from here…”Senator Angus King, U.S. Senator from Maine

“… a timely, very well-written and outstanding book on the greatest threat facing humanity today: climate change and sea level rise.”Jean-Michel Cousteau, President, Ocean Futures Society

“…The climate emergency is like nothing that human civilization has ever faced… We have passed a “tipping point”, and John Englander’s excellent book clearly makes the case for many meters of higher sea level… fair warning of the profound change coming…”Sir David King, Founder & Chair, Cambridge Centre for Climate Repair, Cambridge, England

“John Englander has again written a timely, incisive, and important book. Moving to Higher Ground explains the crises we are facing and offers positive ways to accommodate the challenges we will encounter. … a must read for all people.”Christine Todd Whitman, former New Jersey governor and EPA administrator

“In Moving to Higher Ground, John Englander takes the vital next step in discussing sea level rise. In simple yet memorable terms, Englander explains the science behind the shocking impacts to come, and discusses what we must do as a society to prepare for these inevitable, life-changing ramifications.”Jeff Berardelli, CBS-TV News Meteorologist and Climate Specialist

“I think Moving to Higher Ground is one of the best books I have ever read, period, leaving novels out of it – crystal clear, clean, simple without condescending, un-sensationalist. In a sense it is difficult to consider what to write about SLR and the book because it’s an embarrassment of riches.”Ruth Schuster, Senior Editor / Science, Haaretz Newspaper, Tel Aviv

“There’s no question that the ocean is on the move, and so many communities will need to move as well.”Bill McKibben, Founder of 350.org

About the Author

John Englander is a renowned oceanographer, multi-book author, speaker, and expert on climate change and sea level rise. His 2012 book, High Tide on Main Street, explained the science in easy-to-understand terms. Politico listed it as one of the top fifty books to read. His broad marine science background, coupled with explorations in Greenland and Antarctica, allows him to see the big-picture impacts of changing climate and rising sea level on society. Millions of people in the US and around the world have read his books, or heard his message through blogs and popular talks. Englander is consistently rated as one of the best speakers on climate change and sea level rise, and works tirelessly to help communities understand why sea level will rise far higher than most can imagine. Quickly. As a leading spokesperson for “intelligent adaptation”, John is the foremost advocate that, globally, we must move to higher ground. John’s background as a scientist, explorer, entrepreneur, and CEO (International SeaKeepers Society, Cousteau Society) combine to help him analyze not just the scientific impacts of profound SLR, but also the business, economic, and humanitarian impacts. Learn more: http://www.johnenglander.net

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Science Bookshelf (April 6, 2021) Language ‏ : ‎ English Paperback ‏ : ‎ 244 pages ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1733499911 ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1733499910 Reading age ‏ : ‎ 18 years and up Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 12 ounces Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches

High Tide On Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis: John Englander

First published in 2012, High Tide on Main Street blazed a new trail in understanding the driving forces behind climate change and its most profound, unstoppable, and least-understood effect, Sea Level Rise (SLR).

In easy-to-understand language, oceanographer and explorer John Englander explains how SLR will become the most permanent effect of climate change. By focusing on sea level, he also provides excellent insights into greenhouse gas emissions – the forces that drive climate change.

One reviewer said: “the most understandable book on climate change I have read to date…”

While we are already feeling the effects of disastrous climate change in the form of forest fires, extreme weather, droughts, and floods – we are just beginning to feel the effects of SLR.

Sea level rise, unlike weather events, is permanent, and the science is clear. SLR is increasing faster than at any time in recorded history. And is increasing at an increasing rate. We could see several feet of SLR by 2050, and 5-10 feet (1.5 to 3m) by 2100.

The science is also clear that due to excess heat already stored in our oceans, the sea will continue to rise for hundreds and hundreds of years. Coastal property will go underwater. First, financially, and then, literally.

High Tide On Main Street not only explores the science, but also investigates the devastating economic impacts almost every industry will suffer.

But, far from being a “doom and gloom” vision of the future, Englander introduces five points of “intelligent adaptation”; in effect a blueprint for accepting what is to come and a comprehensive plan for dealing with the inevitable coastal crises.

John’s second book on the same topic, Moving to Higher Ground, Rising Sea Level and the Path Forward, will be published on April 6, 2021.

Foreword Reviews:

“The combination of rational ideas and humor… (make it) truly accessible to the reader.”

“The skeptic, the green warriors, and the stone-hearted can all gain something from its content…”

“It’s a book for everyone, and there’s no higher compliment”

Publisher’s Weekly starred review:

“…copious citations, graphics, and scientific thinking illustrate the persuasive extent of evidence…few who read this will disagree.”

New World Review:

“An intelligent, pragmatic, and useful book full of data presented simply, clearly, and never dryly.”

“Truly, a book for everyone.”

“One the 50 best books to read this year [2016]” named by Dr. Harold Wanless, Chairman of Earth Sciences at University of Miami in the Politico.com annual list of the top fifty. politico.com/magazine/story/2016/09/reading-list-best-books-2016-politico-50-214231

About the Author

John Englander is an oceanographer and global ocean explorer with expeditions under the polar ice cap, deep dives in research submarines and visits to Greenland and Antarctica. His mission is to be a clear voice on our changing climate and oceans. Mr. Englander’s broad marine science background coupled with majors in Geology and Economics allows him to see the big picture on climate and to look ahead to the large scale financial and societal impacts, particularly as they relate to sea level rise. For over 30 years, Englander has been a leader in both the private sector and the non-profit arena, serving as CEO for such noteworthy organizations as The Cousteau Society and The International SeaKeepers Society, and The Underwater Explorers Society (UNEXSO). He is now President of the International Sea Level Institute, working with businesses, government agencies, and communities to understand the financial risks as increasing severe storms and long term sea level rise challenge us to adapt to a shoreline that will move inland for centuries. Mr. Englander is a Fellow of the Institute of Marine, Engineering, Science and Technology, and The Explorers Club. He is a member of the American Geophysical Union and several other scientific societies. He blogs at johnenglander.net

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ The Science Bookshelf; Second edition (October 22, 2012)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 252 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0615637957
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0615637952
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 12 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.57 x 9 inches

Culture Against Man: Jules Henry

This book is about contemporary American culture–its economic structure and values, and the relation of these to national character, parent-child relations, teenage problems and concerns, the schools, and to emotional breakdown, old age, and war.

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0012RQ7SY
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Random House (February 13, 1963)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 495 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1299072895
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1299072893
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1 pounds

Paperback Edition:

Woman the Gatherer

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01FKSTKPM
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Yale University Press (January 1, 1889) (1983-09-10)
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Yale University Press; 1st edition (September 10, 1981)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 254 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0300025726
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0300025729
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 14.1 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 1 x 9.25 inches

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Man the Hunter: Richard Borshay Lee, Irven DeVore

Man the Hunter is a collection of papers presented at a symposium on research done among the hunting and gathering peoples of the world. Ethnographic studies increasingly contribute substantial amounts of new data on hunter-gatherers and are rapidly changing our concept of Man the Hunter. Social anthropologists generally have been reappraising the basic concepts of descent, fi liation, residence, and group structure. This book presents new data on hunters and clarifi es a series of conceptual issues among social anthropologists as a necessary background to broader discussions with archaeologists, biologists, and students of human evolution.

Review

“The Wenner-Gren symposium ‘Man the hunter’ represents a fascinating confrontation between the traditional (if diverse) theories of the structural anthropologists and a new generation of ecologically oriented field-workers. Anyone familiar with previous examples of these excellent symposia will know that after each section of prepared papers, the contributors have time to challenge each other’s facts, exchange opinions and relate the topic under discussion to a wider context. This method leads to a genuine attempt to get to grips with a problem and can lead to very lively reading as well…. In short, this is a vital book on a vital subject, which is destined to be a classic in anthropology.”

—Vernon Reynolds, Man

“[E]ven if this work is not a primer for beginners, it will certainly become a provocative stimulus to professionals; and it is safe to predict that it will be an important source of debate and controversy in years to come, as well as a spur to future research on man’s original condition, the hunting way of life.”

—D. Lee Guemple, American Anthropologist

Man the Hunter is one of the few books which makes a scholarly effort to bridge the gap between physical anthropology, archaeology, biology, ecology, and cultural anthropology. It contains comprehensive coverage of the now-vanishing hunting-gathering mode of human subsistence and cultural development—from early Paleolithic times to the present, from the classics of archeological and anthropological research to the latest findings…. Man the Hunter should be read and re-read by the serious scholar.”

—Margaret C. Wheeler, The Quarterly Review of Biology

“All in all, this seems to have been a surprisingly good symposium. One suspects that much of the success should be measured in the stimulation of the actual “meeting of minds”…. [T]here are many segments that will be edifying for anyone at all interested in the quality of life of very primitive peoples.”

—Elman Service, Science

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Aldine De Gruyter; 1st edition (January 1, 1968)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 432 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 020233032X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0202330327
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.65 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 0.89 x 7 x 10 inches

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