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The Fragile Earth App

To celebrate Earth Day, HarperCollins and Aimer Media have a new app available based on the Fragile Earth book series. Like the books, the app uses birds eye photography to show how the Earth is evolving in modern times.

For example, readers can compare aerial shots of Las Vegas as a small city in 1973 with shots of it as a sprawling metropolis in 2000. But unlike the books, the app has interactive features like being able to swipe between before and after shots of the same location. The app is currently being offered at a discounted price of $.99 (down from $2.99) through April 28th.

AppNewser has more about the content: “Detailed ecological snapshots – from as far back as 1914 to the present day – depict rivers which have dried up or flooded, erupted volcanoes, glaciers in the process of melting, and cities sprawling outward. Through these thought-provoking portraits from across the globe, the app captures the world’s beauty, vastness and vulnerability.”

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