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Early Warming emphasizes the interconnectedness of our planet, exploring topics like:
- Interactions between animals and humans
- Habitat loss/deforestation
- Indigenous cultures
- Animal adaptation
- Government lands
- Rural communities
- 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
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.