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Global Warming for Beginnersby Dean Goodwin
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The science is in: Global warming is for real. But what does it all really mean, and what can or should we do about it? This clear, fluid narrative by a leading scientist and educator takes a scrupulously balanced approach in explaining for the reader the history of global climate monitoring and change, and the who’s, how’s, what’s, when’s, where’s and why’s of the interaction between human activity and recent trends in the Earth’s climate.
Global Warming For Beginners is organized into five compelling sections:
Global Warming, An Introduction
What Steps Can I Take?
Working from the premise that no one can do everything but everyone can do something, Goodwin challenges readers with experiments they can conduct to gain a better understanding of the science underlying the problems facing our planet, and concludes with a list of fifty easy actions people can choose from to start doing their part in the effort to slow or stop global warming.
As with all For Beginners titles, this volume is illustrated throughout with entertaining drawings that help readers understand and retain the information in Goodwin’s lively and comprehensive text.
Offering a balanced overview of the issue of global warming, a leading scientist and educator offers an easy-to-understand introduction to global climate monitoring and change that addresses the causes and implications of the problem, examines potential solutions, and shares fifty simple action steps that individuals can take to slow or stop global warming. Original.
Dean Goodwin, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the Center for Inquiry-Based Education. He is also director of Marine and Environmental education and teaches at Christchurch School in Virginia. Dr. Goodwin is a nationally recognized environmental educator with an honors degree in biochemistry, a post-graduate certificate in science education, and a Ph.D. in mechanistic organic photochemistry. He has more than 25 years teaching experience at both the college and secondary level.
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