50 Climate Questions: A Blizzard of Blistering Facts (Hardcover)

A Blizzard of Blistering Facts

By Peter Christie, Ross Kinnaird (Illustrator)

Annick Press, 9781554513758, 120pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2012



Climate is a hot topic. Turns out, it's been a major mover and shaker since time began. Climate has made it possible for new species to evolve, yet has wiped out others. We might not think about it this way, but it has a hand in determining where we live, what we do, and how well we survive. The fourth book in Annick's highly engaging 50 Questions series gives readers the answers to earth-shattering questions such as How big was the wallop that KO d T. rex? (Huge Scientists believe a Manhattan-sized asteroid killed off dinosaurs by creating thick dust that cooled the earth's climate.) Or Would you call this a BIG help? (Giant poop from sperm whales is helping to reduce greenhouse gasesgo, whales, go ) You ll be surprised to read about the dangers of belching cows, or about the hailstorm that started a revolution. Discover the topsy-turvy world of climate in these electrifying pages, while enjoying the madcap illustrations along the way.

About the Author

Peter Christie is a science writer and editor whose work has appeared in many newspapers and magazines. This is his fifth book for young readers. Ross Kinnaird is an illustrator who has worked in London, Sydney, and Hong Kong. He lives in Auckland, New Zealand.