World Without End

World Without End

Graphic ed

Hardback (16 May 2024)

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Publisher's Synopsis

*A Financial Times Most Anticipated Book of 2024*

Is this the end of the world? Perhaps not.

In this eye-opening, hopeful and hugely entertaining bestseller, a climate expert takes a leading graphic novelist on a journey to understand the profound changes that our planet is undergoing. The scientist, Jean-Marc Jancovici, walks us through just about everything: from the innermost workings of our minds to toothbrushes, office jobs, and oil; ancient history and modern geopolitics; economics and ecology; the unfolding climate crisis and its consequences for us all. As he describes the world we live in - a world whose future is deeply uncertain - the artist, Christophe Blain, listens and draws.

Coming face to face with global warming, the unlikely duo - along with Mother Nature, Pop Eye and Jiminy Cricket, among others - create a picture of what the solution to our predicament actually looks like. Yes, we have a fossil-fuel problem, but simply switching to renewable energy won't fix it. We can and must rethink everything: our energy supply, our economies and our whole world. They leave us with an inspiring vision of the future in which food, education, housing, transport and communities - in other words, all of us - work together and, with a few technological fixes, succeed in creating a world without end.

"Masterful and unforgettable... A testament to the power of the graphic novel" - Marjane Satrapi, author of Persepolis

"READ. THIS. BOOK."- Eliza Griswold, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist

"Can a graphic novel save the planet? Perhaps." - Elizabeth Kolbert.

Book information

ISBN: 9780241661949
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Particular Books
Pub date:
Edition: Graphic ed
DEWEY: 741.5
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 500g
Height: 296mm
Width: 243mm
Spine width: 25mm