- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Big Kid Science (September 1, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1937548783
- ISBN-13: 978-1937548780
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.3 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 34 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #60,326 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Global Warming Primer: Answering Your Questions About The Science, The Consequences, and The Solutions
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Gr 9 Up—Comprehensive and thorough, this much-needed work explains the basic science required to understand and enter discussions on global warming and climate change. Through a question-and-answer format, Bennett presents the research in a conversational style. Divided into sections, the work explores the concepts and facts surrounding climate science and the potential worldwide consequences if steps are not taken to reduce energy consumption. The text also addresses common misconceptions and skepticism about the subject. On a more optimistic note, the author does provide possible and currently available solutions as well as those that may develop in the future. Numerous graphs, charts, and images help clarify concepts and enable even the less scientifically literate to easily understand the theories covered. Without moralizing, Bennett offers strong evidence for the effects of global warming and urges cooperation and action across political party and international lines to prevent a calamitous future. VERDICT Readable and informative, this valuable support tool for science curricula is a solid addition to high school libraries.—Eva Elisabeth VonAncken, formerly at Trinity-Pawling School, Pawling, NY
"Featuring clear, well-written, and concise arguments, this book is ideal for both climate-change believers and skeptics." —Foreword Reviews
"Rarely has a book laid out all of the facts about climate change on Earth so clearly . . . this work ought to be required reading for anyone who actually cares about Earth as a planet." —David Eicher, editor, Astronomy Magazine
"If your students are as inquisitive as mine when it comes to climate change, this book would be a great addition to your classroom. Whether used as you main text, supplemental text, or reference, A Global Warming Primer will provide the facts and evidence needed to teach your students effectively." —NSTA Recommends
"A uniquely powerful resource [that] presents the science of climate change clearly, in a way that will be understandable to readers without scientific training . . . a joy to read." —John Abraham, Physics Today
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While the author's (and my) views on this issue are obvious, Bennet also (appears to me, at least) do a good job of engaging a skeptic, and answering the questions that might come to a skeptic's mind in a convincing way. I encourage anyone to read about this very important issue, and to consider the arguments. They are extremely convincing.