Synopses & Reviews
Do you think that the Ozone Hole is a grunge rock club? Or that the Food Web is an on-line restaurant guide? Or that the Green Revolution happened in Greenland? Then you need The Cartoon Guide to the Environment to put you on the road to environmental literacy. The Cartoon Guide to the Environment covers the main topics of environmental science: chemical cycles, life communities, food webs, agriculture, human population growth, sources of energy and raw materials, waste disposal and recycling, cities, pollution, deforestation, ozone depletion, and global warming—and puts them in the context of ecology, with discussions of population dynamics, thermodynamics, and the behavior of complex systems.
Chapter 1. Forests and Water
Chapter 2. More Cycles
Chapter 3. Evolving Systems, Struggling Individuals
Chapter 4. Communities Wet...
Chapter 5. ...And Dry
Chapter 6. Let's Eat!
Chapter 7. From Hunting to Planting
Chapter 8. What Limiting Factors?
Chapter 9. Bye, Bye, Biome!
Chapter 10. Energy Webs
Chapter 11. Let's Eat Again!
Chapter 12. Bright Lights, Big City
Chapter 13. Pollution
Chapter 14. Earth Island
For those who think the Ozone Hole is a grunge rock band or that the Green Revolution happened in Greenland, this helpful, often hilarious book provides the perfect introduction to the world of environmental literacy. From chemical cycles to life communities to food webs to pollution, deforestation, and global warming, Gonnick explains environmental concepts in layman's terms and explains their relevance and relationship to the planet's ecology. Cartoons throughout.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 218-219) and index.
About the Author
Larry Gonick has been creating comics that explain history, science, and other big subjects for more than thirty years, starting with Blood from a Stone: A Cartoon Guide to Tax Reform in 1971. He has been a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT and is currently staff cartoonist for Muse magazine. He has nearly one million copies of the Cartoon Guides in print.