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Mission: Planet Earth

Our World and Its Climate--and How Humans Are Changing Them

Sally Ride and Tam O'Shaughnessy

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From an American hero and dedicated scientist: A compelling introduction to the changes taking place in Earth's climate, written for the audience that matters most to our planet's future.
 
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.  Drawing on the latest scientific research and presenting 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, here is a celebration of Earth's natural complexity--and a call to action for a new generation.

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Mission: Planet Earth
MISSION, PLANET EARTHWhen I was an astronaut, I spent hours gazing down at the Earth below. Our planet is beautiful. It's home to everything we know and hold dear. 
When I looked out the window, I could see winding rivers emptying into blue oceans, mountainsides of a tropical rain forest, and muddy waters of river deltas. I could see city lights twinkle at night and contrails of airplanes crisscross the sky.More than anything, though, I could see how fragile Earth is. When I looked toward the horizon, I could see a thin, fuzzy blue line outlining the planet. At
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  • Sally Ride and Tam O'Shaughnessy

  • In 1983, SALLY RIDE became the first American woman to travel into space. She has remained in the limelight as an astronaut, astrophysicist, and advocate for encouraging girls in the sciences.

    TAM O'SHAUGHNESSY is a professor of school psychology and children's science. She has co-authored four award-winning books with Sally Ride
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Our World and Its Climate--and How Humans Are Changing Them

Sally Ride and Tam O'Shaughnessy

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