Spotlight Publicity and award winning author, Craig Childs enjoyed a successful east coast tour promoting his most recent work Apocalyptic Planet that released October 2, 2012 through Pantheon Books. Five venues in five days, an interview on New Hampshire Public Radio, numerous magazine and newspapers reviews were backed by several blogs and a wonderful social media campaign by Kelly Stone Gamble. www.kstonegamble.com
Apocalyptic Planet is a fascinating read of the future of our planet based on two and half years of research and travel to some of the harshest places on Earth. Collaborating with numerous renowned scientists, this book is a revealing look at the history of our planet and what is an ever-changing landscape. Seen through the eyes of Craig’s travels and discoveries, and told through riveting narrative, this book will make you view our planet with a new perspective.
For the study of this book, Craig traveled to Sonora, Mexico; Northern Patagonia, Chile; Bering Sea, Alaska; Phoenix, Arizona; West Coast, Greenland; Grundy County, Iowa; Northeast Tibet; Hawaii; and Atacama Desert, Chile.
Craig Childs is "a nonfiction writer who focuses on natural sciences, archaeology, and remarkable journeys into the wilderness." (From Off The Beaten Path.com) He's published more than a dozen books on nature, science, and adventure.
He resides in Colorado, in a house off the grid, with his wife and two young boys. He teaches writing at both Southern New Hampshire University and the University of Alaska at Anchorage. He is a regular reporter on NPR, Morning Edition and was the first NPR correspondent to report from the scene on 9/11, watching the scene unfold from start to finish. Craig’s work has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Men’s journal, Outside, The Sun, and Orion.
Apocalyptic Planet: Field Guide to the End of the World
The earth has died many times, and it always comes back looking different. In an exhilarating, surprising exploration of our planet, Craig Childs takes readers on a firsthand journey through apocalypse, touching the truth behind the speculation. Apocalyptic Planet is a combination of science and adventure that reveals the ways in which our world is constantly moving toward its end and how we can change our place within the cycles and episodes that rule it.
In this riveting narrative, Childs makes clear that ours is not a stable planet, that it is prone to sudden, violent natural disasters and extremes of climate. Alternate futures, many not so pretty, are constantly waiting in the wings. Childs refutes the idea of an apocalyptic end to the earth and finds clues to its more inevitable end in some of the most physically challenging places on the globe. He travels from the deserts of Chile, the driest in the world, to the genetic wasteland of central Iowa to the site of the drowned land bridge of the Bering Sea, uncovering the micro-cataclysms that predict the macro: forthcoming ice ages, super-volcanoes, and the conclusion of planetary life cycles. Childs delivers a sensual feast in his descriptions of the natural world and a bounty of unequivocal science that provides us with an unprecedented understanding of our future.
"An elegant and absorbing account of just how violently the earth can change. This is a very good book to read as we start to watch global warming provide a new shock on this scale." Bill McKibben, author of Earth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet.
A mesmerizing and provocative look at our ever-changing, everending planet . . . Childs's lively writing reveals awesome, otherworldy landscapes._ Publishers Weekly, starred review
Childs aims to experience the apocalypse first hand...Gripping descriptions of deteriorating ecosystems that may soon require less travel and perhaps none at all for readers to experience._Kirkus
Craig Childs takes an Edward Abbey-esque journey across our rapidly changing globe. Apocalyptic Planet is lyrical, informative, and full of surprises. Elizabeth Kolbert, author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe
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