- Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
- Format: Paperback | 303 pages
- Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 23mm | 431g
- Publication date: 9 March 2010
- ISBN 10: 0763646563
- ISBN 13: 9780763646561
- Edition: 1
- Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
- Sales rank: 100,186
Now in paperback! Every young person who cares about preserving the planet needs to know what's inside this book--and follow the authors' call to action. First published for an adult readership, THE WEATHER MAKERS got kudos for its solid science and powerful message. Now this accessible edition speaks directly to young adults, offering a clear look at the history of climate change, how matters will unfold over the next century, and what we can do to prevent a cataclysmic future. Newly featured are twenty-five practical tips for living a greener lifestyle--at home, in school, in the community, and ultimately, on Earth.
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Tim Flannery is an internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer, conservationist, and author. A contributor to the NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW and THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT, he is also a familiar voice on ABC Radio, NPR, and the BBC. He lives in Adelaide, Australia. Sally M. Walker is the author of more than fifty nonfiction books, including SECRETS OF A CIVIL WAR SUBMARINE, winner of both the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award and the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children, and WRITTEN IN BONE: BURIED LIVES OF JAMESTOWN AND COLONIAL MARYLAND. She lives in Dekalb, Illinois.
By TeensReadToo 19 Sep 2010
WE ARE THE WEATHER MAKERS is a great book for pre-teens and teens to learn about our climate and how it is changing.
Starting out with how the carbon cycle works and how to learn to offset your carbon footprint, to sustainable energy sources such as the sun and wind power - this book covers it all.
If you want to teach your children to be responsible and help fix our ailing planet, then this book is for you.
Filled with a lot of information and examples of ways that other kids have helped make a change, it is a great tool for either the classroom or at home.