The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming

The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming

by Laurie David, Cambria Gordon
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The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming by Laurie David, Cambria Gordon

Irreverent and entertaining, DOWN TO EARTH is filled with fact about global warming and its disastrous consequences, loads of photos and illustrations, as well as suggestions for how kids can help combat global warming in their homes, schools, and communities. Engagingly designed, DOWN TO EARTH will educate and empower, leaving readers with the knowledge they need to understand this problem and a sense of hope to inspire them into action.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439024945
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2007
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 1090L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Laurie David is devoted to stopping global warming. She founded the Stop Global Warming Virtual March and has produced several projects, including Al Gore's AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH and the TBS documentary, EARTH TO AMERICA!

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Down To Earth Guide To Global Warming (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming is beautiful, easy to read and, even more exciting, easy to understand! The science is complete and does not gloss over any topics, without being intimidating. This book takes the next step from explaining the science to real action tips everyone can do in their daily lives, making it educational and empowering. Every family and school needs a copy this book!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The graph on page 18 has the labels of the left and right y-axes reversed, thus making it appear that rising temperature generally follows rising CO2. In fact, the reverse is true: Ice core samples show that rising temperatures precede rising CO2 by several years. This is inconvenient to the authors' premise but they have pledged to correct the graph in subsequent editions.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Josef Goebbels would have been proud of Ms. David. That disgusting little Nazi made 'the big lie' work by telling the same lies over and over until the gullible people in Germany believed them. He didn't have Photoshop to edit photographs like Ms. David has done, even though her efforts are clumsy and painfully obviously distortions. Her graphs are trimmed to eliminate the true trends and are pitiful efforts to lie by telling half truths. Make sure your child, or impressionable adult friends avoid this hemipygial work of doctored pseudoscience. Or read it for a good laugh. Also, get The Sky's NOT Falling by Fretwell for a good expose' of David's book.