Children's Learning Peter Lourie Arctic Thaw

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Arctic Thaw

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9781590784365: Arctic Thaw

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Peter Lourie is the author of many books for young people, including Arctic Thaw: The People of the Whale in a Changing Climate and Hidden World of the Aztec. He lives in Weybridge, Vermont.

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"... [Lourie] introduces the reader to individuals - earth scientists and biologists, whale captains, and a man who straddles both worlds - and ends with a personal vow to change behaviors that may be contributing to global warming. Helpful backmatter includes a glossary, suggested reading, index and short list of simple things the reader can do as well to fight global climate change." --Kirkus Reviews

"On his latest geographic junket, Lourie flies in to the Barrow, Alaska region to visit scientists from the lower Forty-Eight who study possible effects of global warming and to talk with Inupiat whalers whose livelihood and folkways depend on climatic stability above the Arctic Circle. The juxtaposition of testimony from those who put their faith in scientific data and those who embody generations of experience is valuable, as are Lourie's occasional observations on groups who would actually benefit economically from a diminished ice cap...Lourie rightly suggests that negative effects of global warming will surely rebound on the Inupiat, while any positive effects (and those are speculative, at best) would benefit only narrow sections of the industrialized world. A regional map, plenty of snapshot style color photographs, an index, glossary, and list of print and Internet resources are included." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

On his latest geographic junket, Lourie flies in to the Barrow, Alaska region to visit scientists from the lower Forty-Eight who study possible effects of global warming and to talk with Iñupiat whalers whose livelihood and folkways depend on climatic stability above the Arctic Circle. The juxtaposition of testimony from those who put their faith in scientific data and those who embody generations of experience is valuable, as are Lourie's occasional observations on groups who would actually benefit economically from a diminished ice cap...Lourie rightly suggests that negative effects of global warming will surely rebound on the Iñupiat, while any positive effects (and those are speculative, at best) would benefit only narrow sections of the industrialized world. A regional map, plenty of snapshot style color photographs, an index, glossary, and list of print and Internet resources are included. --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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