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Gaia Warriors

by Nicola Davies

Published by Candlewick Press, 2011
192 pages
ISBN: pbk. 978𢠩636-48084

Age 11 and older

A clear explanation of the science of global warming梬ith terrific metaphors and comparisons related in a conversational tone梘rounds this volume profiling people engaged in initiatives that reduce energy consumption or combat global warming. In highlighting a wide variety of activities梥ome on a small scale, some on a global scale梐uthor Nicola Davies successfully underscores two things: (1) There is no single solution that will solve the problem of global warming, and (2) Every solution starts with human creativity, which means global warming is a problem that also presents exciting opportunities. The creative thinkers Davies introduces range from a hip fashion designer whose works are made from recycled clothing to a green-design architect to young adults committed to lobbying for political change. Collectively, the profiles underscore that the way we eat, travel, live, dress梚n short, everything we do梠ffers opportunities to think outside the box in this engagingly designed volume. An afterword by 揋aia Theorist James Lovelock concludes the book on a somewhat grim tone, although Lovelock looks to the distant future with optimism.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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