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Arctic Thaw: The People of the Whale in a Changing Climate



by
Peter Lourie

Edition
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Publisher
Boyds Mills Press
Imprint
Boyds Mills
ISBN
9781590784365
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"Tackling this thing will be the greatest adventure of our time," says Dr. Paul "Shep" Shepson with a grin. He is talking about global warming, which he sees not as a horrific, unavoidable disaster, but as a scientific and personal challenge. This book follows Peter Lourie and Dr. Shepson on three trips to the Arctic, where they investigate the effects of climate change on the local Iñupiaq people. They hear about hunters falling through the thinning ice, watch traditional dances, and go along on a whale hunt. Full-color photographs, glossary, list of recommended reading, and index.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

48

Trim Size

10" x 8"

Dewey

305.897'1

AR

6.7: points 1

Lexile

1040L

Genre

Narrative nonfiction.

Scholastic Reading Counts

4

JLG Release

Jun 2007

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Topics

The Iñupiaq people. Global warming. Barrow, Alaska. Atmospheric chemicals. Experiments. Balloons. Climate. Weather. The greenhouse effect. Fossil fuels. Melting ice. Arctic wildlife. Wainwright, Alaska. Whaling boats. Cultural celebrations. Ozone. Technology. Whaling. Personal decisions.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

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Horn Book

Lourie made three trips to the Arctic to witness and document the effects of global warming, which in Barrow, Alaska, particularly affects the Iñupiaq whaling tradition. The text demonstrates the people's adaptive ways, balanced with harsh scientific and anthropological realities brought about by climate change. Striking photographs, many taken by Lourie, support the text. "What You Can Do" is appended. Reading list. Glos., ind.

Praise & Reviews

Horn Book

Lourie made three trips to the Arctic to witness and document the effects of global warming, which in Barrow, Alaska, particularly affects the Iñupiaq whaling tradition. The text demonstrates the people's adaptive ways, balanced with harsh scientific and anthropological realities brought about by climate change. Striking photographs, many taken by Lourie, support the text. "What You Can Do" is appended. Reading list. Glos., ind.

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