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The Resource An inconvenient truth : the crisis of global warming, Al Gore ; [adapted for young readers by Jane O'Connor]

An inconvenient truth : the crisis of global warming, Al Gore ; [adapted for young readers by Jane O'Connor]

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An inconvenient truth : the crisis of global warming
Title
An inconvenient truth
Title remainder
the crisis of global warming
Statement of responsibility
Al Gore ; [adapted for young readers by Jane O'Connor]
Title variation
Crisis of global warming
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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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
FVC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC981.8.G56
LC item number
G67 2007
Literary form
non fiction
An inconvenient truth : the crisis of global warming, Al Gore ; [adapted for young readers by Jane O'Connor]
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An inconvenient truth : the crisis of global warming, Al Gore ; [adapted for young readers by Jane O'Connor]
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Note
  • "Adapted for young readers by Jane O'Connor"--T.p. verso
  • Adaptation of : An inconvenient truth: the planetary emergency of global warming and what we can do about it / by Al Gore, 2006
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Dimensions
23 cm.
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Extent
191 p.
Isbn
9780670062720
Lccn
2006103242
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), col. maps

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