App Captures Earth's Changing Landscape via Mobile Device

HarperCollins UK, announced today the launch of its “Fragile Earth” app for the iPad and iPhone devices that support iOS 4.2 and above and is optimized for the new iPad. Developed in conjunction with Aimer Media, the app will serve as a reference guide for all those interested in science, nature, photography and landscape.

Fragile Earth combines some of the most powerful images of the environment: detailed ecological snapshots of rivers which have dried up or flooded, erupted volcanoes, glaciers in the process of melting, and cities sprawling outward.

Fragile Earth’s swipe function allows users to see years pass under their fingertips – from as far back as 1914 to the present day – by dragging multiple photographic layers across their screen to reveal images of a site before, during and after the landscape has changed.

Fragile Earth is arranged into the following sections:

• Natural Phenomena
• Warming World
• Water’s Power
• Deserts and Drought
• Man’s Impact
• Wild Weather