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A Warmer World : From Polar Bears to Butterflies, How Climate Change Affects Wildlife
by Caroline Arnold and Jamie Hogan


Overview - Adapt, or face extinction.
The golden toad used to inhabit the cloud forests of Costa Rica, but when the weather became too warm and dried up the pools where its eggs hatched, the golden toad disappeared. It has not been seen in more than twenty years.
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Overview
Adapt, or face extinction.
The golden toad used to inhabit the cloud forests of Costa Rica, but when the weather became too warm and dried up the pools where its eggs hatched, the golden toad disappeared. It has not been seen in more than twenty years. This amphibian is just one of several species in A WARMER WORLD, a thought-provoking and informative account of how global climate change has affected wildlife over the past several decades.
Species by species, acclaimed nonfiction children's author Caroline Arnold describes how warmer weather alters ecosystems, forcing animals to adapt or become extinct. Arnold's clear and straightforward text is complemented by Jamie Hogan's collage-style illustrations. Reminiscent of a nature journal, the book will inspire readers to start their own research into this significant global issue.
A glossary and listing of websites and books for further exploration is included.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781580892674
  • ISBN-10: 1580892671
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
  • Publish Date: February 2012
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 7-10


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Science & Nature - Environmental Science & Ecosystems
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Science & Nature - Earth Sciences - Weather
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Science & Nature - Zoology

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-01-09
  • Reviewer: Staff

Arnold explores global warming by focusing on how it directly affects several species and their habitats. Some animals, like Edith’s checkerspot butterfly, are forced to migrate north because temperatures in southern areas have become too warm for the plants that they require for survival. Polar bears have less time to hunt as a result of earlier spring melts, and walruses are left with fewer and fewer floating ice chunks to use as “platforms” while at sea. Hogan handsomely portrays the animals using charcoal pencil and pastel. Arnold doesn’t sugarcoat the potential effects of climate change, plainly stating that the “loss in biodiversity could be devastating.” Ages 7–10. (Feb.)

 
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