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Getting to the Bottom of Global Warming: An Isabel Soto Investigation
Getting to the Bottom of Global Warming: An Isabel Soto Investigation
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Getting to the Bottom of Global Warming: An Isabel Soto Investigation

Explore history without the confines of time or distance. Dr. Isabel Soto is an archaeologist and world explorer with the skills to go wherever and whenever she needs to research history, solve a mystery, or rescue colleagues in trouble. Readers join Izzy on her journeys and gain knowledge about historical places, eras, and cultures on the way.

 
Dewey363.738'74
  
Reading LevelGrades 3-4
Interest LevelGrades 3-9
GRLU
Lexile LevelGN 780L
ATOS Level5.1
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #134422
Early Intervention Level28
  
  
ISBN978-1-4296-3972-9
PublisherCapstone Press
BrandGraphic Library
Copyright2010
  
Page Dimensions7" x 9"
Page Count32
LanguagesEnglish
BindingReinforced Library Binding
Hardcover
List Price: $29.99 School/Library Price
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Science Books and Films - Herb Fynewever,Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

"STAR REVEIW!! This book is important in its uniqueness. The format is that of a graphic novel (like a comic book) and will be engaging for young readers. The topic is global climate change, but from the perspective of a science historian. The protagonist (Isabel Soto) uses a handheld device to travel through space and time to visit historical figures, including famous scientists who have studied the issue of greenhouse gases and climate change. Among those who carry on a dialog with Soto are Fourier, Tyndall, Arrhenius, Henry Ford, and Guy Stewart Callendar. In the present time, Soto discusses her historical research with present-day scientists, with a stated goal of raising awareness of global warming. Also discussed are observations of present-day scientists regarding the melting of ice sheets and the work of international bodies such as the 1979 World Climate Conference and the 1990 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Although the book fills a previously unfilled niche, it is not without some minor faults. Throughout, the issue of global climate change is oversimplified as global warming. Also, the story ends abruptly after the problem is described and illustrated, without the dénouement that could be provided with a discussion of what action the reader can take in light of the problem. This omission is particularly disappointing, given that the audience is a younger generation that is in a good position to make a difference. Still, the book will certainly engage young readers and will raise awareness, especially of the relevant historical context." - Science Books and Films

August 30, 2010

Vegbooks Blog - Carolyn M. Mullin

"Dr. Isabel “Izzy” Soto, respected historian, anthropologist and colleague of Max Axiom, makes a strong, female lead in her series of graphic-like novels that span the subject matter gamut: investigations into the paranormal, historical events, and other research undertakings. Utilizing a special stone found in Thailand, Izzy is able to travel through space and time to get a well-rounded, multiperspective take on her current area of study. The Global Warming issue is not only timely, but full of adventure. While on a special mission in Antarctica, the good doctor finds herself perilously poised atop a broken piece of an ice sheet. Employing the stone, she transports herself to Greenland – in the nick of time – where she reunites with fellow climate change researchers. As the story progresses, readers are exposed to the theoretical hypotheses scientists of yesteryear held in regards to climate change, most noting it was for the better: warmer weather = better farming opportunities; less harsh winters. All this is done through first hand interviews Izzy conducts with scientists Jean Baptist Joseph Fourier (1800’s), John Tyndall, and Svante Arrhenius (1896). Dr. Soto also looks into the demand for and consequences of fossil fuel usage and sums up our current state, with the development of the UN Conference on the Human Environment (1972), the first World Climate Conference (1979), and the 1990 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. She makes it a more personal, touching issue through a meet and greet with the Shishmaref Village near the Arctic Circle, where homes are crumbling due to thawing ice and erosion and the salmon population is dwindling due to warmer water. Overall, a great series. http://vegbooks.org/index.php/2011/01/01/getting-to-the-bottom-of-global-warming-an-isabel-soto-investigation/" - Vegbooks Blog

January 1, 2011

Terry Collins

Terry Collins

An award-winning newspaper reporter and columnist, Terry Collins now writes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and graphic novels for readers of all ages. Some of his latest titles include biographies of Elvis Presley and Louis Armstrong, a historical fiction novel of Ancient China, and a graphic novel on the unsung heroes of World War II. A National Board Certified English instructor, he now teaches literature and creative writing in his hometown of Mount Airy, North Carolina. Despite a lack of shelf space for his ever-growing library, he will always believe a person can never have too many books.

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