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The Resource An inconvenient truth : the crisis of global warming, Al Gore

An inconvenient truth : the crisis of global warming, Al Gore

Label
An inconvenient truth : the crisis of global warming
Title
An inconvenient truth
Title remainder
the crisis of global warming
Statement of responsibility
Al Gore
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This young readers' version of the recent documentary film's companion adult volume cuts the page count by about a third but preserves the original's cogent message and many of its striking visuals. After explaining that his interest in the environment predates even his mother's reading of Silent Spring aloud to him as a teenager, Gore proceeds to document steeply rising carbon dioxide levels in our atmosphere, and then to link that to accelerating changes in temperature and precipitation patterns worldwide. Using easy-to-grasp graphics and revealing before-and-after photos, he shows how glaciers and ice shelves are disappearing all over the globe with alarming speed, pointing to profound climate changes and increased danger from rising sea levels in the near future. O'Connor rephrases Gore's arguments in briefer, simpler language without compromising their flow, plainly intending to disturb readers rather than frighten them. He writes measured, matter-of-fact prose, letting facts and trends speak for themselves but, suggesting that "what happens locally has worldwide consequences," he closes with the assertion that we will all have to "change the way we live our lives." Like the film, this title may leave readers to look elsewhere for both documentation and for specific plans of action, but as an appeal to reason it's as polished and persuasive as it can be
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
363.73874
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
1070
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
  • UG
  • 6-8
LC call number
QC981.8.G56
LC item number
G668 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
  • 7.4
  • 8.4
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
Target audience
juvenile
Label
An inconvenient truth : the crisis of global warming, Al Gore
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Adaptation of: An inconvenient truth / by Al Gore. 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Hurricane watch
  • ch. 5.
  • Extremely wet, extremely dry
  • ch. 6.
  • The ends of the Earth : the North Pole
  • ch. 7.
  • The ends of the Earth : the South Pole
  • ch. 8.
  • A new atlas?
  • ch. 9.
  • Introduction
  • Deep trouble
  • ch. 10.
  • Hazardous to your health
  • ch. 11.
  • Off balance
  • ch. 12.
  • Collision course
  • ch. 13.
  • Technology's side effects
  • ch. 14.
  • ch. 1.
  • "Denial ain't just a river in Egypt"
  • ch. 15.
  • Crisis = opportunity
  • Acknowledgments
  • Credits
  • Index
  • Our changing planet
  • ch. 2.
  • A silent alarm
  • ch. 3.
  • Cold, hard evidence
  • ch. 4.
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9780670062720
Lccn
2006103242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
ocm99075270
Label
An inconvenient truth : the crisis of global warming, Al Gore
Publication
Note
Adaptation of: An inconvenient truth / by Al Gore. 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Hurricane watch
  • ch. 5.
  • Extremely wet, extremely dry
  • ch. 6.
  • The ends of the Earth : the North Pole
  • ch. 7.
  • The ends of the Earth : the South Pole
  • ch. 8.
  • A new atlas?
  • ch. 9.
  • Introduction
  • Deep trouble
  • ch. 10.
  • Hazardous to your health
  • ch. 11.
  • Off balance
  • ch. 12.
  • Collision course
  • ch. 13.
  • Technology's side effects
  • ch. 14.
  • ch. 1.
  • "Denial ain't just a river in Egypt"
  • ch. 15.
  • Crisis = opportunity
  • Acknowledgments
  • Credits
  • Index
  • Our changing planet
  • ch. 2.
  • A silent alarm
  • ch. 3.
  • Cold, hard evidence
  • ch. 4.
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9780670062720
Lccn
2006103242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
ocm99075270

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