50 Climate Questions by Peter Christie
A Blizzard of Blistering Facts (50 Questions)

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Who knew that climate has been a leading actor in the drama of human history?

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.


About Peter Christie

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Peter Christie is a science writer and editor whose work has appeared in many newspapers and magazines. This is his fifth book for young readers. Ross Kinnaird is an illustrator who has worked in London, Sydney, and Hong Kong. He lives in Auckland, New Zealand.
Published March 1, 2012 by Annick Press. 118 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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An airy survey of the effects of climate through history and prehistory, from the initial case of “planetary flatulence” that created Earth’s atmosphere to the effects of whale poop, the computer industry and less-frequent bathing on levels of greenhouse gases.

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The quirky questions in this paper-over-board earth science book yield a broad discussion of climate, while cartoons provide light entertainment.

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