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HOW WE KNOW WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT OUR CHANGING CLIMATE by Lynne Cherry Kirkus Star

HOW WE KNOW WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT OUR CHANGING CLIMATE

Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming

By Lynne Cherry (Author) , Gary Braasch (Author)

Age Range: 10 - 14

Pub Date: March 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-58469-103-7
Publisher: Dawn Publications

This clear, detailed explanation demonstrates that we know about climate change through research by scientists and students at home and in the field—patient observation and investigations that lead to information about Earth’s climate history. Environmentalist Cherry collaborates with photojournalist Braasch to distill the information in the latter’s adult Earth under Fire (2007), adding examples of young people whose participation in citizen science projects through their schools supports the ongoing work of documenting these changes. The topically organized text is informative and accessible, explicit in its message, positive in tone and particularly useful in its broad array of examples and suggestions for student involvement in both inquiry and solutions. Numerous small photographs show children and adults around the world, a wide range of affected wildlife and effects of climate change on the landscape. A lengthy “Resources” section includes both books and a variety of information and action sources with Internet addresses. The scientists whose work is described are listed in a separate index, identified by position. A must for school libraries, and science teachers may want copies of their own. (index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)