A Warmer World: From Polar Bears to Butterflies, How Global Warming Is Changing Lives

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Charlesbridge Publishing, Incorporated, Dec 4, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 31 pages
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Adapt, or face extinction.

The golden toad used to inhabit the cloud forests of Costa Rica, but when the weather became too warm and dried up the pools where its eggs hatched, the golden toad disappeared. It has not been seen in more than twenty years. This amphibian is just one of several species in A Warmer World, a thought-provoking and informative account of how global climate change has affected wildlife over the past several decades.

Species by species, acclaimed nonfiction children's author Caroline Arnold describes how warmer weather alters ecosystems, forcing animals to adapt or become extinct. Arnold's clear and straightforward text is complemented by Jamie Hogan's collage-style illustrations. Reminiscent of a nature journal, the book will inspire readers to start their own research into this significant global issue.

A glossary and listing of websites and books for further exploration is included.

This book is good for your brain because:
Life science, animals and their environment, nonfiction informational text, scientific vocabulary, cause and effect relationships, global warming and climate change, pollution, environmentalism


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User Review  - KristiBernard - LibraryThing

Our world's climate is rapidly changing. Global warming is not only effecting us but also the animals and other small creatures that share our planet. The environmental changes are so great that some ... Read full review

A WARMER WORLD: From Polar Bears to Butterflies, How Climate Change Affects Wildlife

User Review  - Kirkus

That global warming is occurring faster than ever is certainly bad news.The facts are laid out in clear, easy-to-understand prose as climatic changes affecting various forms of wildlife, including ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Caroline Arnold grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and spent her summers at a small camp in northern Wisconsin. It was there that she developed her love of animals and the outdoors, delighting in catching sight of deer leaping through the underbrush or a

Jamie Hogan s illustrations have been included in American Illustration, PRINT Magazine, Graphis, Mother Jones, the Los Angeles Times and the Society of Illustrators. She teaches illustration at Maine College of Art and her first book, Rickshaw Girl, by Mitali Perkins, has won numerous awards, including the Jane Addams Peace Association Honor in 2008. Jamie lives on Peaks Island, Maine.

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