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50 Climate Questions

A Blizzard of Blistering Facts

by Peter Christie, illustrated by Ross Kinnaird

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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 long-time naturalist and native of Prince Edward County. Before turning his attention to writing, he worked as a researcher for various universities and private foundations, conducting natural history surveys of wildlife in Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Peter considers his ecologist father, the late Jack Christie, to have been his most important guide to the natural world.

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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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“… 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

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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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