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Earth will survive* : *but we may not : a history of humans' understanding of Earth, our impact on it, and the steps we must take to save countless species-- including our own  Cover Image Book Book

Earth will survive* : *but we may not : a history of humans' understanding of Earth, our impact on it, and the steps we must take to save countless species-- including our own / [Katie Coppens].


"What is Earth's history, including the history of life? Where is Earth headed, and what can we do? A middle school science teacher addresses these questions with a friendly narrative voice and a focus both on how science is done and the diverse people who do it. Women like Mary Anning and Rachel Carson get equal attention to men like James Hutton and Georges Cuvier. Present problems of the Earth discussed include not only climate change but human-caused extinctions, plastic pollution, and invasive species. A final section suggests things kids can do to make a difference, from changing their behavior as consumers to recycling, energy use, and voting." Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781943431731
  • ISBN: 1943431736
  • ISBN: 9781943431779
  • ISBN: 1943431779
  • ISBN: 9781713773115
  • ISBN: 1713773112
  • Physical Description: 197 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: 1st edition.
  • Publisher: Boston : Tumblehome, Inc., [2021]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 190) and filmography.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Earth will survive -- Background: Homo sapiens' understanding of Earth's history. Curiosities ; The evolution of evolution ; An outsider's insight -- Earth speaks: evidence of humans' impact. Air: the critical balance of Earth's atmosphere ; Land and sea: deforestation and ocean acidification ; Human-caused extinctions ; Unintended consequences and plastic ; Invasive species and the new Pangaea ; Profit over planet: the cost of green ; The clarity of 2020: a lesson in looking at the big picture -- Actions speak louder than words: how you can help. What you buy: changing your consumer behavior ; What you eat: the green plate ; What you throw away: trash, compost, and recycling ; How you use energy: heating, cooling, driving, and more ; How you vote: electing leaders who lead us in the right direction -- In conclusion: We have a choice.
Subject: Nature > Effect of human beings on > Juvenile literature.
Human ecology > Juvenile literature.
Global environmental change > Juvenile literature.
Environmental protection > Juvenile literature.
Earth (Planet) > History > Juvenile literature.
Nature > Effect of human beings on.
Human ecology.
Global environmental change.
Environmental protection.
Earth (Planet) > History.
Homme > Influence sur la nature.
Écologie humaine.
Changement global (Environnement)
Environnement > Protection.
Homme > Influence sur la nature > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Écologie humaine > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Changement global (Environnement) > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Environnement > Protection > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Terre > Histoire > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
human ecology.
environmental protection.
Environmental protection.
Global environmental change.
Human ecology.
Nature > Effect of human beings on.
Genre: Informational works.
Documents d'information.

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