A warmer world : from polar bears to butterflies, how global warming is changing lives
130702s2012 xxua j 000 m eng d
|a9781580892674|q(pbk.) : |cUS$16.95
|aA warmer world : |bfrom polar bears to butterflies, how global warming is changing lives / |cCaroline Arnold ; illustrated by Jamie Hogan
|aWatertown, MA : |bCharlesbridge, |cc2012
|a31 p. : |bcol. ill. ; |c26 cm.
|aOver the past several decades, our world has been warming at a faster rate than ever before. Winters are shorter. Sea levels have risen. Territories of predators and prey have shifted. To survive in this new environment, animals everywhere have had to adapt, or face extinction. Complemented by Jamie Hogan's rich collage illustrations, A Warmer World offers young readers a clear-eyed look at the effects of climate change on animals around the world--
This informative introduction to climate change and its affects on wildlife will engage young nature-lovers as they learn about ecosystems, environments, and global warming. Species by species, from polar bear to butterfly, acclaimed nonfiction children's author Caroline Arnold describes how warmer weather alters ecosystems, forcing animals to adapt or become extinct. Arnold's clear and straightforward text is complemented by Jamie Hogan's collage-style illustrations. A glossary and listing of websites and books for further exploration is included. Reminiscent of a nature journal, this book is sure to inspire readers to start their own research into this significant global issue and think about ways they can help our planet.