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Extreme Weather: Science Tackles Global Warming and Climate Change
     

Extreme Weather: Science Tackles Global Warming and Climate Change

by Kathleen Simpson, Jonathan D. W. Kahl (Contribution by)
 

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Huge hurricanes, devastating droughts, ferocious blizzards. What’s going on? Scientists around the globe are focusing on extremes of weather, both past and present. Join the weather scientists who are using modern technology, including satellites and supercomputers, to produce a weather forecast for Earth’s future. Extreme Weather gives readers

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Huge hurricanes, devastating droughts, ferocious blizzards. What’s going on? Scientists around the globe are focusing on extremes of weather, both past and present. Join the weather scientists who are using modern technology, including satellites and supercomputers, to produce a weather forecast for Earth’s future. Extreme Weather gives readers the expert’s views and highlights the climate changes that may be on the horizon.

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Children's Literature - Sue Poduska
From the "National Geographic Investigates" series, this volume lives up to the National Geographic's usual high standards. Of course, it contains numerous photographs. The first chapter, which focuses on clues from the past, talks about studying core ice samples, industrialization, the greenhouse effect, and the ozone layer. The drought chapter mentions clues from the Maya, from caves, from the Dust Bowl, and from recent developments in Australia and elsewhere. The next chapter explains the differences between El Nino and La Nina. The chapter about hurricanes shows how tracking would be a valuable tool for saving lives if not in preventing property damage. The dust chapter has probably the most surprising information, including why dust can be a good thing. The book ends with a discussion of the future and what needs to be done to warn about extreme weather. Extra materials found in the book include a table of contents, maps, a timeline, glossary, bibliography, web links, suggested reading, index, and more. Living up to its subtitle, "Science Tackles Global Warming and Climate Change," this book is very timely and would make a valuable reference. Reviewer: Sue Poduska

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426302817
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
08/12/2008
Series:
NG Investigates Science Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
1110L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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