50 Climate Questions

50 Climate Questions

A Blizzard of Blistering Facts

Paperback - 2012
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Climate is a hot topic. Turns out, it's been a major mover and shaker since time began. Climate has made it possible for new species to evolve, yet has wiped out others. We might not think about it this way, but it has a hand in determining where we live, what we do, and how well we survive. The fourth book in Annick's highly engaging 50 Questions series gives readers the answers to earth-shattering questions such as "How big was the wallop that KO'd T. rex?" (Huge! Scientists believe a Manhattan-sized asteroid killed off dinosaurs by creating thick dust that cooled the earth's climate.) Or "Would you call this a BIG help?" (Giant poop from sperm whales is helping to reduce greenhouse gases--go, whales, go!) You'll be surprised to read about the dangers of belching cows, or about the hailstorm that started a revolution. Discover the topsy-turvy world of climate in these electrifying pages, while enjoying the madcap illustrations along the way.
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo, NY : Annick Press, c2012.
ISBN: 9781554513758
1554513758
9781554513741
155451374X
Characteristics: 117 p. : col. ill., maps, ports. ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Kinnaird, Ross
Alternative Title: Fifty climate questions

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modestgoddess
Sep 21, 2012

Haven't read the whole thing - got it for our six-year-old, who hasn't seemed all that interested, actually. In a way I'm relieved, because I skimmed through it and found that there are a few things in here that could scare this mother, let alone a rather sensitive six-year-old! One example - this sentence from the answer to Question 27: Is it time to rethink your choice of gift? (imagine being a kid and reading this - some will think it coooool, some will be grossed out, and some will have nightmares I think!): "...they also held big parties for their gods where they sliced people open, reached under their ribs, and violently yanked out their still-beating hearts." Gak! I'm glad our daughter didn't get to this page! Nevertheless, it has a lot of interesting questions and answers in it to do with how climate has affected creatures from prehistory to the present day, and it ends on a positive note: "The key to coping with global warming might be global wondering: knowing more makes all the difference."

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