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"The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction returns to humanity's transformative impact on the environment, now asking: After doing so much damage, can we change nature, this time to save it? That man should have dominion "over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth" is a prophecy that has hardened into fact. So pervasive are human impacts on the planet that it's said we live in a new geological epoch:...
"After Isaac is caught vandalizing a sign at his local community garden, he's put to work under the wing of one of the gardeners, Aurora. But Isaac's time with Aurora isn't just about growing vegetables! As they make useful projects together for the garden and for Isaac's home, Aurora teaches Isaac about the natural and human-built systems we're all a part of, how our decisions and lifestyles impact the planet, and how even a kid can make better...
". . . explores our historic investment in the exploitation of fossil energy resources and their current importance, and discusses the implications of our increasing rate of energy use. [The author] considers the widespread acceptance by scientists and policymakers that our energy systems must reduce emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases, and looks forward to the radical changes in fuel technology that will be necessary to continue to provide...
"Part of the nonfiction Footprints series for middle readers, illustrated with color photographs. Examines how overpopulation leads to unequal sharing of the earth's social and natural resources."--