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Mission: Planet Earth: Our World and Its Climate-And How Humans Are Changing Them (Hardcover)

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From an American hero and dedicated scientist: A compelling introduction to the changes taking place in Earth's climate, written for the audience that matters most to our planet's future.

Beginning with Sally Ride's unique, astronaut's-eye view of Earth's fragile atmosphere, "Mission: Planet Earth" describes how water, air, and other climate systems shape our world, and how a disruption in one part of the system can spread through the entire planet. Drawing on the latest scientific research and presenting a clear, even-handed account of the current state of climate studies, illustrated with helpful diagrams and stunning photographs of and from the front lines of climate change, here is a celebration of Earth's natural complexity--and a call to action for a new generation.

About the Author

In 1983, SALLY RIDE became the first American woman to travel into space. She has remained in the limelight as an astronaut, astrophysicist, and advocate for encouraging girls in the sciences.

TAM O'SHAUGHNESSY is a professor of school psychology and children's science. She has co-authored four award-winning books with Sally Ride

Praise For…

“The authors have an extensive background in science education, and their text exhibits an excellent balance of concept thoroughness with ease of comprehension.” —School Library Journal

“The narrative’s tone is less alarmist than most recent looks at global warming, but still threaded with lively language . . . and well stocked with both recent scientific findings and big, clear color photos.” —Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9781596433106
ISBN-10: 1596433108
Publisher: Flash Point
Publication Date: March 17th, 2009
Pages: 80
Language: English