Entries Tagged as 'Climate Change'

When Santa Turned Green

December 16th, 2012 · No Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY Polar bears aren’t the only victims of climate change. In real life, we know that species that inhabit mountaintops and islands are imperiled by the shifting tree compositions and rising sea levels. In fiction, that mythical man with his home snuggled in the glaciers of the north also faces the troubles […]

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The Curse of Akkad: Climate Upheavals that Rocked Human History

May 25th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN The Curse of Akkad may seem like an ancient Egyptian legend, but it reflects the demise of another of the world’s greatest civilizations; the first one in fact, dating some 4,000 years ago. Due largely to changes in weather, this Mesopotamian city dissolved following a severe drought that eventually turned […]

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Animals that Changed the World

May 18th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN When I was a kid, I had no idea what the Silk Road was, much less the dramatic impact animals have had in shaping our world. In Animals that Changed the World, author Keltie Thomas brings to life not only the ancient travels along the Silk Road and other historical […]

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Our Choice: Young Readers Edition

January 12th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By JENNIFER GANNETT Working through complicated problems calls for complex discussions and Al Gore’s Our Choice: Young Readers Edition is rich with challenging topics and potential solutions based on the myriad of issues presented by our changing climate.  The bad news? The book is dense and busy.  The good news?  After describing specific challenges, each […]

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