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Inhaltsangabe: Scientists no longer debate whether the global climate is changing. Earth's atmosphere is warming up, and temperatures are rising twice as fast in the Arctic as the global average. How will climbing temperatures affect the ancient culture of the Inupiat people of Alaska's North Slope? Their culture revolves around the tradition of hunting bowhead whales from a platform of ice on the water. The hunt is the great cooperative endeavor that brings the community together to work, store food for lean times, tell stories, dance, and give new life to old traditions. Now the permafrost is thawing, and increasing dangers await whale hunters as the sea ice becomes fragile. Are these effects due to global warming, or is this a case of local weather foreshadowing a grim future for the Inupiat? In this Society of School Librarians International Honor Book, Peter Lourie accompanies climate scientists to the North Slope. He observes Inupiat life. He learns from experts about global climate change. And he comes away with an understanding we will all need in order to tackle the challenge of global warming?the Inupiat way of sharing and consideration for others.
Über den Autor: Peter Lourie is the author of many books for young people, including Arctic Thaw: The People of the Whale in a Changing Climate and Hidden World of the Aztec. He lives in Weybridge, Vermont.
Buchbeschreibung Boyds Mills Press, 2010. Buchzustand: Good. 1st Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP71074564
Buchbeschreibung Boyds Mills Press, 2010. Buchzustand: Very Good. 1st Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP71730459
Buchbeschreibung Boyds Mills Press. Paperback. Buchzustand: POOR. Acceptable: Possible ex-library copy with the library's markings. May have moderate notes or highlighting. Will no longer have its dust jacket if applicable and accessories may no longer be included. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2590612481
Buchbeschreibung Boyds Mills Press, 2010. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG1590788427
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97815907884244.0
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97815907884243.0
Buchbeschreibung Boyds Mills Press, 2010. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. 1. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX1590788427