Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines
Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines

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Annotation: A summary of today's environmental challenges also counsels teens on how to decode conflicting information, explaining the role of vested interests while identifying the sources behind different opinions, helping teens make informed choices.
Catalog Number: #97805
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Copyright Date: 2014
Edition Date: 2014
Pages: 203 p.
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-7636-7545-8 Perma-Bound: 0-605-86076-9
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-7636-7545-5 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-86076-6
Dewey: 363.7
LCCN: 2013953458
Dimensions: 23 cm.
Genre: Government
Language: English
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 158-184) and index.
Word Count: 25,671
Reading Level: 7.7
Interest Level: 9-12
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 7.7 / points: 5.0 / quiz: 169345 / grade: Middle Grades
Lexile: 1080L

Paul Fleischman offers teens an environmental wake-up call and a tool kit for decoding the barrage of conflicting information confronting them.

We're living in an Ah-Ha moment. Take 250 years of human ingenuity. Add abundant fossil fuels. The result: a population and lifestyle never before seen. The downsides weren't visible for centuries, but now they are. Suddenly everything needs rethinking – suburbs, cars, fast food, cheap prices. It's a changed world.

This book explains it. Not with isolated facts, but the principles driving attitudes and events, from vested interests to denial to big-country syndrome. Because money is as important as molecules in the environment, science is joined with politics, history, and psychology to provide the briefing needed to comprehend the 21st century.

Extensive back matter, including a glossary, bibliography, and index, as well as numerous references to websites, provides further resources.

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