A screenshot from new e-book "Meltdown." Download your copy today.
A screenshot from new e-book "Meltdown." Download your copy today.
A screenshot from new e-book "Meltdown." Download your copy today.
A screenshot from new e-book "Meltdown." Download your copy today.
A screenshot from new e-book "Meltdown." Download your copy today.
A screenshot from new e-book "Meltdown." The version available from the iBookstore has highlighting and note-taking capabilities.
A screenshot from new e-book "Meltdown." Interactives in the book invite readers to participate in the story.

(Washington, D.C.) The Pulitzer Center is pleased to announce the publication of "Meltdown: China’s Environmental Crisis," the third in our series of iPad e-books. Visit the iBookstore to download the book for free. Versions of the book are now available to read on the web, Kindle and the Creatavist app for free. To read the book on your iPhone, please see the browser version or download the free Creatavist app. The iPad version was produced in-house with Apple’s iBooks Author program by Meghan Dhaliwal and Caroline D’Angelo. The web, Kindle and Creatavist app versions were produced on Creatavist by Jason Huang and Caroline D'Angelo.

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Summary:
How can you make sense of the enormous scale of China’s environmental problems? With a delightfully affable and knowledgeable personal guide. Using beautiful images and engaging storytelling, award-winning photojournalist Sean Gallagher takes readers on a tour through China to places both familiar – like big megalopolises – and hidden – such as ancient cities wiped off the map by desertification. Gallagher captures the nomadic herders of Tibet and some of China’s iconic animals and landscapes, just as they may disappear forever. Four chapters—one each on wetlands, forests, desertification and the Tibetan Plateau—move you 10,000 miles through China, from delta to glacier. Multimedia features including maps and videos allow readers to can see China as Gallagher does – beautiful and endangered.

Sean Gallagher is a British environmental photojournalist, videographer and multimedia producer who has been based in China for over six years. His work focuses on highlighting environmental issues and crises, with a specific emphasis on developing nations in Asia. He is a five-time recipient of a Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting travel grant and was the first winner of the David Alan Harvey Fund for Emerging Photographers in 2008. His work has been published internationally in major media outlets.

The Pulitzer Center e-books production team has garnered awards and accolades from Pictures of the Year International, National Press Photographers Association, Kirkus Reviews and the Webbys. E-books are part of Pulitzer Center’s emphasis on innovative approaches to sharing and promoting international journalism.

Contact: Katherine Doyle, assistant editor, kdoyle@pulitzercenter.org

See where Sean went on his reporting trips in the interactive map below:

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Desertification is one of the most important environmental challenges facing the world today, however it is arguably the most under-reported. Desertification is the gradual transformation of arable and habitable land into desert, usually caused by climate change and/or the improper use of land.

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