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Save the people! : halting human extinction  Cover Image Book Book

Save the people! : halting human extinction / Stacy McAnulty ; with art by Nicole Miles.

McAnulty, Stacy, (author.). Miles, Nicole, (illustrator.).

Summary:

"A book for middle-school-aged children about previous extinctions and possible threats to humans, from volcanoes, to asteroids, to pollution and diseases"-- Provided by publisher.
Scientists estimate that 99% of all species that have ever existed are now extinct. So it is not unreasonable to predict humans are doomed to become fossil records as well. But what could lead to our demise? Supervolcanos? Asteroids? The sun going dark? Climate change? Humans may be capable of avoiding most of these nightmares. But we're also capable of triggering world-ending events. McAnulty examines the worst-case scenarios that could (but hopefully won't) cause the greatest mass extinction-- our own! -- adapted from jacket.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780759553941
  • ISBN: 0759553947
  • Physical Description: ix, 247 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, Hachette Book Group, 2022.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
In the beginning: Let's first learn from the past. Earth : a very brief history -- Mass extinctions : the first four of five -- Mass extinctions, continued : the fifth one got the dinosaurs -- Homo sapiens : not the only humans -- DNA bottleneck : that time humans almost went extinct -- In the future: a few of my favorite threats. Asteroids : incominggggg! -- Supervolcanoes : the blast from below -- Disease : teeny tiny threats like bacteria and viruses -- Overpopulation : we live here, we eat here- until we don't -- War : the ultimate self-destruct button -- Sun : we're gonna need stronger SPF -- Outer space : supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, aliens -- What's going wrong today. Global warming : who turned up the heat? -- 1.5°'C to 2°C : just a wee bit warmer -- We're doomed (JK, how to save the planet people).
Target Audience Note:
008-012 Little, Brown and Company.
Awards Note:
A Junior Library Guild selection
Subject: Extinction (Biology) > Juvenile literature.
Mass extinctions > Juvenile literature.
Human beings > Effect of environment on > Juvenile literature.
Human beings > Effect of climate on > Juvenile literature.
Nature > Effect of human beings on > Juvenile literature.
Human beings > Extinction > Juvenile literature.
Extinction (Biology)
Mass extinctions.
Human beings > Effect of environment on.
Human beings > Effect of climate on.
Nature > Effect of human beings on.
Human beings > Extinction.
Extinction (Biologie) > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Extinctions massives > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Êtres humains > Influence de l'environnement > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Êtres humains > Influence du climat > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Êtres humains > Influence sur la nature > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / General.
Extinction (Biology)
Human beings > Effect of climate on.
Human beings > Effect of environment on.
Human beings > Extinction.
Mass extinctions.
Nature > Effect of human beings on.
Extinction (Biology)
Mass extinctions.
Human ecology.
Genre: Informational works.
Juvenile works.
Juvenile works.
Informational works.
Documents d'information.

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