"Earth's climate has always varied, but it is now changing more rapidly than at any other time in recent centuries. The climate is very complex, and many factors play important roles in determining how it changes.
Why is the climate changing? Could Earth be getting warmer by itself? Are people doing things that make the climate warmer?
Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon teams up with the Smithsonian Institution to give you a full-color photographic introduction to the causes and effects of global warming and climate change."
I thought this book would be quite appropriate for a Nonfiction Monday post in April, being Earth Month and all. The photos, large and beautiful, are definitely the highlight, with the actual text being a nice addition. Kids will be able to learn about the concept of global warming without being bogged down with a whole lot of facts and figures...though still getting the importance of taking care of the earth.
Simon gives the reader lots of great ideas for reducing our impact on the earth, such as riding bikes rather than driving, conserving water, recycling, etc. We're also given a brief glossary and index, making this a nice choice for report resources.
Easy to read and understand and filled with awesome photos, this is another winner from Seymour Simon.
Overall rating: 4 out of 5
Review copy received from publisher
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