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Changing World

Cold data for a warming planet

April 14, 2023 | Children's hardcover
ISBN: 9781800660281
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Description

Everything you wanted to know about climate change but were too afraid to ask!

"Along with getting its message across in a visually stimulating way, this offers younger eco-activists a first-rate toolbox of facts and basic background on which to build. Compact, informative, and convincing.'' -- Kirkus Starred Review

"Through boldly designed climate change infographics, Gibson supplies a comprehensive presentation of a planet on the brink." -- Publishers Weekly

The terrifying effects of a warming planet are impossible to ignore, but sometimes it's hard to pick through the facts and to understand exactly what's happening and how. This book of bright, bold infographics illuminates the realities of climate change in hard numbers, digestible data and vivid visualizations.

How will rising sea levels affect us?
What is the impact of meat on the planet?
What industries create the most emissions?
How do renewable energies compare to one another? What are the most effective things we as individuals can do to help the planet?

Without sugar-coating or fear-mongering, this is a book that conveniently unpacks inconvenient truths in a way that is accessible to readers young and old.

About this Author

David Gibson is the founder of graphic design studio Draught Associates. He has worked on books for Laurence King and the Architecture Association, and is the author of the critically acclaimed Visual Aid and Visual Aid2 (Black Dog Publishing, 2010, 2011).

ISBN: 9781800660281
Format: Children's hardcover
Pages: 112
Publisher: Cicada Books
Published: 2023-04-14

Reviews

''Why and how to become a "climate change hero" presented in pithy infographics.

Gibson lays it all out in a mix of easily graspable facts and trends embedded in tellingly designed graphics from a five-toed "carbon footprint" to a pie chart describing energy use in the home to a stair-like vertical bar chart of increasingly effective personal ways to reduce that footprint and another one showing both rising ocean levels and cities that will be flooded over time. 

The author/illustrator invites readers to trace one decision tree to score their fresh fruit's environmental impact and another before buying any new "stuff" while broadening their perspectives with maps, winding timelines, and visual representations that trace the history of life in terms of a single day (with humans trotting in over the last four seconds), show where the waste plastic is, present our planet as a set of interlocking units from cryosphere ("All the frozen water") to atmosphere, and consider the "environmental cost of the clothes we wear."

Along with getting its message across in a visually stimulating way, this offers younger eco-activists a first-rate toolbox of facts and basic background on which to build.

Compact, informative, and convincing.'' -- Kirkus Starred Review


"Through boldly designed climate change infographics, Gibson supplies a comprehensive presentation of a planet on the brink.

Statistics-filled pages overview climate science basics and visualize what global warming means for oceans, rainforests, and more. Coverage also includes deforestation, energy, extreme weather, plastic pollution, recycling, and transport.

The most effective spreads encourage interactivity: asking "What's the cost of your favourite fast food?" Gibson urges consumer reflection, calculating a menu's carbon emissions on a scale of "good" to "really bad." Another visual encourages readers to reflect on the impact of the many choices that lay behind eating a single piece of fruit ("What's it packaged in?" "Is it organic?")." -- Publishers Weekly

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