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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (112 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas M. Kostigen Narrator: Thomas M. Kostigen Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this groundbreaking book, the New York Times bestselling coauthor of The Green Book Thomas M. Kostigen reveals the vital missing link in today’s environmental crisis: how we as individuals are connected to the most tenuous geography on the planet. Despite the recent prominence of “green” issues in the news, the direct relationship between our actions and the earth is too often ignored. But the seemingly insignificant things we do every day have the power to literally alter the landscape in the ongoing battle to resuscitate the planet.

There are living narratives of climate change that reveal the consequences of our everyday actions. You Are Here allows us to both comprehend and care about what’s happening in these encampments of ruin. Kostigen shows us what may well be a glimpse of our future in Linfen City, China, one of the most polluted places on the planet. From a garbage patch twice the size of Texas in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, to the melting arctic ice shelf, to the flood zone that is Mumbai, India, to the dwindling rainforests of the Amazon, You Are Here describes the environmental crisis in a way we can feel, see, and touch. Kostigen presents us with opportunities for change and shows us how to take action on the spot, wherever we are. Combining groundbreaking research and page-turning frontline reporting, Kostigen pulls back the curtain on the most pressing and provocative issues of the day and in so doing we see the earth and our place on it in a brand new light.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Kostigen is an intrepid activist. You Are Here takes us to the hidden front lines of the war over natural resources and reveals how each of us can improve our planet without leaving home. A passionate and heartfelt call to care.”

    Bruce Feiler, author of Walking the Bible

  • “Kostigen takes readers on a whirlwind worldwide tour to expose the havoc being wreaked on the earth.”

    Condé Nast Traveler

  • “Certainly we need crash courses like this one, from knowledgeable authors who educate instead of preach. A Paul Theroux type with an environmental agenda, Kostigen doesn’t tell us to save the world; he shows us the price already being paid for our failure to do so.”

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  • “An intriguing and insightful account that deserves to be read by everyone affected by these issues, which is…everyone!”

    Mark Plotkin, founder of the Amazon Conservation Team and Time magazine’s “Hero for the Planet”

  • “Kostigen’s quest for global perspective sees him scale every vantage point short of the moon and the results are jaw-dropping. Borneo, Alaska, Israel, China, India, and the Amazon—You Are Here has it all. This is a book of global significance.”

    Bradley Trevor Greive, author of The Blue Day Book

  • “Thomas Kostigen pulls no punches in this gut-wrenching book.”

    Maude Barlow, cofounder of the Blue Planet Project

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sally | 1/2/2014

    " This is a very good book. It tells how what we do effects what happens to other people all over the world. Well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tim | 7/5/2013

    " Somewhat disheartening yet insightful and exceedingly important theme. It's intent is to wake people up to what we are doing to our home. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sherry | 6/11/2013

    " A book we should all read to learn more about the planet and our role in keeping it healthy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alexandru | 4/2/2013

    " This was an interesting book. The information presented in it brings nothing new to someone already familiar with environmental issues but the way the author wrote about them still made a great impact. "

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About the Author
Author Thomas M. Kostigen

Thomas M. Kostigen is coauthor of the New York Times bestseller The Green Book. He writes the Ethics Monitor column for Dow Jones MarketWatch and the Better Planet column and blog for Discover magazine. He lives in Los Angeles, California.