Do you know your carbon cycle from your carbon footprint? Can you tell your greenhouse effect from your green house? And what exactly is a tipping point? If any of these questions leave you confused, then Basher Science: Climate Change is the book for you. From El Nino and hurricanes to deforestation and population growth of scale - this is a totally comprehensible guide to a fast-moving, essential topic.
Subjects covered in this book include: ice caps, the greenhouse effect, global warming, the butterfly effect, atmospheric systems, acid rain, ocean systems, acidification, fossil fuels, heat waves, urbanization, carbon footprint, recycling, renewable energy, biofuels, and nuclear power.
Grades 5-8. Like all books in the Basher Science series, this installment personifies major players in climate change, such as the sun, glaciers, carbon footprints, and the ozone layer. Basher uses full-color, anime-inspired cartoons and first-person descriptions for each concept. By giving scientific concepts humanized physical characteristics and personality traits, Basher makes abstract scientific knowledge more understandable on an introductory level. Tools for tracking and measuring climate change, human variables, global gases that contribute to warming, common atmospheric pollutants, ocean conditions, and forces of positive changes in current climate trends all get their own chapter. A pull-out poster of the carbon cycle is included, and a glossary defines unfamiliar terms. Although climate change can be a foreboding subject, Green manages to bring the same brand of levity to the text that other Basher Science books have delivered. Though small in size, this volume is an accessible quick reference and supplemental resource for science curricula on a timely and increasingly urgent topic.