Collins, Terry. Getting to the Bottom of Global Warming
Capstone Publishers 2010 32p 27.99
978-1-4296-3972-9 elm/ms Graphic novel VG
Graphic Expeditions (Capstone)
Dr. Isabel Soto is an enterprising archeologist who travels through time and space and, in this book, investigates the process of global warming. Dr. Isabel Soto is an enterprising archeologist who travels through time and space using a device called a W.I.S.P., the Worldwide Inter-dimensional Space/Time Portal, to investigate historical events and paranormal occurrences. In this new addition to the Graphic Library series, Isabel is investigating the global warming process. She begins by visiting a researcher in Antarctica and, after using the W.I.S.P. to avoid disaster, travels first to present day Greenland and back into the past to discover the manner in which early scientists explained how the greenhouse effect caused the rise of Earth’s temperatures. True historical data is included in the fictional story and the book ends with an informative section about global warming and a brief “biography” of Isabel Soto.
This is an appealing book that allows the readers to “explore history without the confines of time or distance.” It provides an interesting take, allowing young readers to discover scientific information in a graphic novel format, with a main character who is a woman. This is likely to attract girls to this format and lead to further research and exploration into the events.
This would be a very good addition to middle school libraries and may attract girls to the graphic format and lead to further research and exploration into the events.