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Barcode30293101974892
LocationClark County
Call NoJ 576.84 McAn
TitleSave the people! : halting human extinction / Stacy McAnulty ; with art by Nicole Miles.
AuthorMcAnulty, Stacy. author.
CollectionJNF
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
 Clark County30293101974892J 576.84 McAn5/10/2022 AvailableClark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9780759553941 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 0759553947 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 9780759553989 (ebook)
Personal Name McAnulty, Stacy. author.
Title Statement Save the people! : halting human extinction / Stacy McAnulty ; with art by Nicole Miles.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2022.
Physical Description ix, 246 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note In the beginning: Let's first learn from the past. Earth : a very brief history -- Mass extinctions : the first four of five -- Mass extinctions, continued : the fifth one got the dinosaurs -- Homo sapiens : not the only humans -- DNA bottleneck : that time humans almost went extinct -- In the future: A few of my favorite things. Asteroids : incominggggg! -- Supervolcanoes : the blast from below -- Disease : teeny tiny threats like bacteria and virus -- Over population : we live here, we eat here; until we don't -- War : the ultimate self-destruct button -- Sun : we're gonna need stronger SPF -- Outer space : supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, aliens -- What's going wrong. Global warming : who turned up the heat? -- 1.5 to 2 degrees celsius : just a wee bit warmer -- We're doomed (JK, how to save the planet people).
Summary, Etc. "A book for middle-school-aged children about previous extinctions and possible threats to humans, from volcanoes, to asteroids, to pollution and diseases"-- Provided by publisher.
Summary, Etc. Stacy McAnulty, the bestselling author of The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl and the Our Universe series delivers an action-packed look at past extinction and current threats to humanity's survival -- with the ultimately reassuring message that humans probably have a few more millennia in us. Scientists estimate that 99% of all species that have ever existed are now extinct. Whoa. So, it's not unreasonable to predict humans are doomed to become fossil records as well. But what could lead to our demise? Supervolcanos? Asteroids? The sun going dark? Climate change? All the above?! Humans—with our big brains, opposable thumbs, and speedy Wi-Fi—may be capable of avoiding most of these nightmares. (The T. rex would be super jealous of our satellites.) But we're also capable of triggering world-ending events. Learning from past catastrophes may be the best way to avoid future disasters. Packed with science, jokes, and black and white illustrations, Save the People! examines the worst-case scenarios that could (but hopefully won’t) cause the greatest mass extinction—our own!
Target Audience Note Ages: 8-12 Little, Brown and Company
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Extinction (Biology) Juvenile literature.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Mass extinctions Juvenile literature.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Human beings Effect of environment on Juvenile literature.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Human beings Effect of climate on Juvenile literature.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Nature Effect of human beings on Juvenile literature.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Human beings Extinction Juvenile literature.

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