Geoconscience. A New Way of Seeing the World

Original title: Géoconscience. Un nouveau regard sur le territoire

Publication Date:

October 2024

Pages:

208

Original language and publisher

French | Allary Editions

Territories Handled

Worldwide excl. French

Genre

Science

Geoconscience. A New Way of Seeing the World

Original title: Géoconscience. Un nouveau regard sur le territoire

Synopsis

What if humanity could change the way it sees its territory?

Did you know that the highest point on the planet is not actually Everest, it’s Mount Chimborazo in the Andes? That soil salinization is an underestimated consequence of climate change, even though 50% of the world’s population lives within 100 km. (60 miles) of a coastline? That the Black Sea was flooded with saltwater only 7,000 years ago? Or that there is a point of view from which the sunlit side of the earth looks entirely blue, ocean-covered?

By mobilizing both geography and ecology, Maxime Blondeau shifts and enriches our view of the world. Taking a fascinating map or an immersive photo as a starting point, he takes us on a journey through space and time, revealing the vital character of our shared habitat.

A stunning book with a powerful message, Geoconscience transforms both our global awareness and our local responsibility, contributing to the dawning of a new era – one in which humanity takes care of its environment.