Eyes Wide Open

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Eyes Wide Open
Written by Paul Fleischman
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ISBN-13: 9780763675455
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Eyes Wide Open
Going Behind the Environmental Headlines

author: Paul Fleischman
illustrator: Various

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.

Paul Fleischman offers teens an environmental wake-up call and a tool kit for decoding the barrage of conflicting information confronting them.
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Non-Fiction / Paperback
age range:
14 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
208 / 6" x 9"
grade range:
Grade 9 and up
Media Studies; Science & Nature; Social Science;
author’s comments:
Paul Fleischman won a Newbery Medal for Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices and a Newbery Honor for Graven Images. He is the author of numerous titles, including picture books, young adult fiction, poetry, plays, and nonfiction. Paul Fleischman lives in Santa Cruz, California.
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