By Sally Ride and Tam O'Shaughnessy
Mission: Planet Earth introduces young people to the changes taking place in Earth's climate. Beginning with Sally Ride's unique, astronaut's-eye view of Earth's fragile atmosphere, Mission: Planet Earth describes how water, air, and other climate systems shape our world, and how a disruption in one part of the system can spread through the entire planet. Pioneering astronaut Sally Ride and award-winning science writer Tam O'Shaughnessy draw on the latest scientific research and present a clear, even-handed account of the current state of climate studies. Illustrated with helpful diagrams and stunning photographs of and from the front lines of climate change, to celebrate Earth's natural complexity—and call to action a new generation.
The companion book, Mission: Save the Planet, is a rousing guide packed with practical things to do to help fight global warming and lessen your impact on Earth. If offers easy-to-do ideas for:
- Conserving energy at home, at school, and around town
- Switching to clean energy to power your life
- Making some noise to let others know you care and to spread the word about how to keep our planet healthy
It's your planet—get out there and make a difference!