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publisher: Annick Press

50 Climate Questions

A Blizzard of Blistering Facts

by Peter Christie, illustrated by Ross Kinnaird

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list price: $14.95
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
published: Mar 2012
ISBN:9781554513741
publisher: Annick Press
Description

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 the Authors

Peter Christie is a science writer and editor whose books include Animal Snoops and Naturally Wild Musicians. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.

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Ross Kinnaird is an illustrator who has worked in London, Sydney, and Hong Kong. He currently lives in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12
Awards
  • Joint winner, Recommended Reads List, Canadian Toy Testing Council
  • Joint winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
Editorial Reviews

“It’s loaded with . . . catchy pop-culture references, but its content is solid and its argument is vital.”

— Resource Links, 04/12

“A fun and informative resource.”

— Publishers Weekly, 05/03/12

“Gives young readers a quick overview of the many ways in which climate has changed the world and the creatures living on it.”

— Booklist, 08/01/12

“Students could be provoked or engaged with the fun facts, snippets of science and history, and close-ups of climate change’s impact on past earth inhabitants.”

— Science Books & Film, 02/13

“Chances are, with global warming in the news for the past few years, your child has a few questions about the subject as a whole. Maybe there are things you’re wondering, too. For both of you, 50 Climate Questions has answers.”

— The Book Worm, 06/25/12

“The illustrations almost turn this book into a fun graphic novel.” 

— Sci/Why, 05/15/20

“A humorous, appealing, and informative look at climate change that can be enjoyed whether one is looking for a recreational read or for information for a school project.”

— CM Reviews, 04/12

“Very engaging to children (and adults) . . . a solid resource chronicling climate and climate change starting around four billion years ago.”

— Canadian Teacher Magazine, 04/14

“History + meteorology = hilarity in this heavily illustrated, nicely designed jaunt through four billion years of Earth’s history.”

— School Library Journal, 09/09/14

“By melting science and history together, author Peter Christie helps readers make sense of this important world issue.”

— PBG Lifestyle Magazine, 07/26/12

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50 Climate Questions: A Blizzard of Blistering Facts (50 Questions)

Looking at topics from the environmental dangers of belching cows to the hailstorm that helped start a revolution, this book uses a question-and-answer format to explore how climate has been a leading factor in the drama of human history. Written with a light-hearted tone and accompanied by humorous cartoons, this book is filled with trivia, activities and lots of facts about climate.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. Spring, 2012.

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