Ecosystems at risk (Climate Crisis) (#0454VY5)

by Aitken, Stephen

3 reviews & awards | 2 full-text reviews

Hardcover (library binding) Cavendish Square, 2014
Price: USD 22.70
Description: 63 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Dewey: 551.6; Int Lvl: 5-8; Rd Lvl: 8.0


 


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Climate Crisis

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Climate change is a controversial topic; however, it is a scientific fact. It is important for students to understand the immediate and long-term dangers of climate change to the future of life on Earth. In Climate Crisis, students will discover that rising temperatures are only a small part of the problem. Issues such as rising greenhouse gas levels, increasing sea levels, the melting of polar ice-shelves and glaciers, coral bleaching, and extreme weather events affect all living things. Climate Crisis will educate, motivate, and inspire students to work toward reversing these trends by learning to protect the environment.

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Overview
From Follett

Includes bibliographical references (pages 57-61) and index. "Provides comprehensive information on climate change and its effects on the world's ecosystems"--Provided by publisher.

From the Publisher
Readers will learn that as global temperatures continue to rise, ecosystems all over the world are at risk. Islands and mountains are among the most vulnerable, and many species are expected to go extinct. Polar regions are warming at close to twice the rate of the rest of the world, impacting marine and terrestrial life as well as global climate patterns.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Cavendish Square
  • Publication Date: August 1, 2013
  • Format: Hardcover (library binding)
  • Series: Climate crisis
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Dewey: 551.6
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 63 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • ISBN-10: 1-60870-463-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60870-463-7
  • Follett Number: 0454VY5
  • Interest Level: 5-8
  • Reading Level: 8.0

Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 02/15/14
  • Library Media Connection, 05/01/14
  • Science and Children (NSTA), 12/01/13

Full-Text Reviews
Booklist (February 15, 2014 (Vol. 110, No. 12))
Grades 4-7. This title in the new Climate Crisis series focuses on ecosystems, “a complex series of interactions between living and nonliving things,” and the great danger they face as global temperatures rise. After an introduction that defines terms such as biodiversity, endemic species, and conservationist, each chapter explores a different ecosystem, from the Arctic to mountains to biodiversity “hot spots,” or areas in which animal life is at risk in the tropics. In the Arctic, for instance, readers learn about the polar bear, “the poster animal for the ravages of climate change,” which needs sea ice in order to hunt seals, breed, and transport themselves. With an in-depth examination of not only the plight of animals but also plants, coral reefs, and much more, this is an eye-opening look at the scary reality our planet faces. Informative sidebars offer up specific case studies (such as how climate change will affect the lemurs native to Madagascar), and a final chapter discusses what can be done. How can the photos of beautiful animals not ignite a conservation spark in young readers?

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