Thursday, May 01, 2014

Environmental Book Club

Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau's Woods isn't a children's book. And I don't know how many people find climate change a riveting subject. But the author, Richard Primack, was involved in a fantastic interview on Science Friday on NPR last week. Guess what Thoreau did? He spent years recording changes in plants in Concord, as well as when birds arrived in the spring. And scientists are using that information today. Doesn't that make you want to start taking notes on something? And hope someone will hold onto it for 160 years?

I can make a children's book connection for you. You can introduce your young ones to Henry David Thoreau with D. B. Johnson's lovely books about the naturalist and writer, including Henry Hikes to Fitchburg.

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