Daily Planet Book Of Cool Ideas: Global Warming And What People Are Doing About It

by Jay Ingram

Penguin Canada | September 23, 2008 | Trade Paperback

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From icecaps to hot springs, Discovery Channel's Daily Planet travelled to remote corners of the Earth to find out what we can do to reverse global warming and what people are doing to create a sustainable future. This adaptation of the popular Daily Planet special series on global warming written by host and award-winning science writer Jay Ingram explains what global warming is and possible solutions—even extreme solutions—for dealing with our warming planet. How does the average person make a difference in the fight to stop climate change and global warming? Ingram explains how people are making a difference, from using solar-powered ovens to living off the grid.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 312 pages, 9.5 × 7.55 × 0.9 in

Published: September 23, 2008

Publisher: Penguin Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143169351

ISBN - 13: 9780143169352

Found in: Science and Nature

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Daily Planet Book Of Cool Ideas: Global Warming And What People Are Doing About It

Daily Planet Book Of Cool Ideas: Global Warming And What People Are Doing About It

by Jay Ingram

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 312 pages, 9.5 × 7.55 × 0.9 in

Published: September 23, 2008

Publisher: Penguin Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143169351

ISBN - 13: 9780143169352

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From icecaps to hot springs, Discovery Channel's Daily Planet travelled to remote corners of the Earth to find out what we can do to reverse global warming and what people are doing to create a sustainable future. This adaptation of the popular Daily Planet special series on global warming written by host and award-winning science writer Jay Ingram explains what global warming is and possible solutions—even extreme solutions—for dealing with our warming planet. How does the average person make a difference in the fight to stop climate change and global warming? Ingram explains how people are making a difference, from using solar-powered ovens to living off the grid.

About the Author

J ay Ingram has been the host of Discovery Channel Canada’s Daily Planet since it began in 1995. At the time, it was the only hour-long, prime-time daily science show in the world. Prior to joining Discovery, Jay hosted CBC Radio’s national science show, Quirks and Quarks, from 1979 to 1992. During that time he won two ACTRA awards, one for best host, and several Canadian Science Writers’ awards. He wrote and hosted two CBC Radio documentary series and short radio and television science stories for a variety of programs. He was contributing editor to Owl magazine for ten years, and wrote a weekly science column in the Toronto Star for twelve. Jay has also written eleven bestselling books, including The Daily Planet Book of Cool Ideas.

In 2009, Jay was made a member of the Order of Canada for his contributions towards making complex science accessible to the public – and for his leadership of future generations of science journalists. He has received the Sandford Fleming Medal from the Royal Canadian Institute for his efforts to popularize science, the Royal Society’s McNeil Medal for the Public Awareness of Science, and the Michael Smith Award from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. He is a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Alberta and has received five honorary doctorates.