Changing Places: Travels in a Vanishing World
In Changing Places, Jeff Appelquist journeys from the Great Barrier Reef of Australia to the highest mountaintop in Africa; from Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean to the Vatican City in Rome; from the Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu; from the lush vineyards of Napa Valley to the rushing rivers of Montana to the fertile farmlands of rural Minnesota to the sparkling waters off Key West, and many points in between. Changing Places is both an engaging travel memoir and a sobering treatise on the environment. Our world is a beautiful place, which Appelquist chronicles with a keen, loving eye and captivating storytelling. But it is also in peril: its coastlines, reefs, glaciers, rainforests, icecaps and species are vanishing before our eyes. In the end, Changing Places is a call to action for every person who cherishes the Planet Earth.