Fragile is the documentation of life stories in sixty-five countries. It is about personal accounts, some successful, some shattering. The book is an effort to move intellectual discussions to face emotional realities. It is one man’s attempt to bring this reality to those who may be motivated to affect change.
It is difficult to write a book about so much that is wrong in the world—the stark truth may cause many readers to turn away, but if stories are sugar-coated, the truth becomes distorted. There is a fine balance between suffering and solutions.
With more than 440 color photographs, Fragile portrays the challenges of life for some four billion people on our planet. Yet it is their perseverance and determination that allows for hope, but it is a hope that can only be realized from action.
About Howard G. Buffett
Howard G. Buffett is actively engaged in business, agriculture, conservation, philanthropy, politics, and photography. He directs a private family foundation that funds projects in more than 65 countries around the world. Buffett has served on two US Trade Representative committees,… More about Howard G. Buffett
Hardcover | $35.00
Published by National Geographic Dec 08, 2009| 320 Pages| 12 x 12-3/4| ISBN 9781426206177