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Edmonds College Community Read: Early Warming by Nancy Lord: For Faculty

Related Topics

Early Warming emphasizes the interconnectedness of our planet, exploring topics like:

  • Interactions between animals and humans
  • Habitat loss/deforestation
  • Indigenous cultures
  • Animal adaptation
  • Water
  • Government lands
  • Rural communities
  • Ecotourism
  • Global food chains and cultural significance of food

Sections of the Book

Interested in participating in the Community Read, but can't squeeze a whole new book into your syllabus? Early Warming is divided into five parts which can be assigned individually.

Part One: My Salmon Home: Kenai Peninsula             30 pages

Part Two: Boreal Forest: At the Arctic Circle               56 pages

Part Three: Sea Ice and Ice Bears: Barter Island         42 pages

Part Four: When a Village Has to Move: Shishmaref     42 pages

Part Five: The Oceanic Realm: Bering Sea                  37 pages


Additional Resources

Early Warming was Western Washington University's Western Reads selection for 2013-14. Check out their Resource Guide which includes discussion questions, videos, and more.