Lovejoy HS AP Environmental Science
Summer Reading Assignment 2017-18
Students enrolled in AP Environmental Science for the 2017-18 school year at Lovejoy High School should read The Sixth Extinction An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert (ISBN-13: 978-0-8050-9299-8) during the summer.
Options to purchase or obtain the book include - - -
Purchase from Barnes and Noble Bookstore hardcover for $20.49, or softcover for $10.24 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-sixth-extinction-elizabeth-kolbert/1116282618?ean=9781250062185
Order online via Amazon as hardcover $16.31, or paperback $9.82, or eTextbook $9.99 http://www.amazon.com/The-Sixth-Extinction-Unnatural-History/dp/1250062187
Check out from the Allen Public Library
For each chapter of The Sixth Extinction An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert:
Define unfamiliar vocabulary
Describe the case studies and research presented
Identify the agencies and/or researchers
Explain the anthropogenic impacts
Provide your own thoughts about the chapter’s content
Be prepared to discuss the book in a Socratic Forum at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year as well as reference the book throughout the year.
Photograph by Ragnheidur Arngrímsdóttir
“Flying with my father over Bárðarbunga to experience this eruption from inside our Earth was amazing,” writes photographer Ragnheidur Arngrímsdóttir, who captured this picture near Iceland’s Holuhraun lava field. “The power, heat, and beauty were overwhelming. On many occasions you feel how small you are [beside] nature. This was one of those times for me.”
Photograph by Michael Melford, National Geographic
In summer, millions of fish disperse up Bristol Bay's watershed to rivers and lakes that are breeding grounds for five species of salmon. A proposed gold mine would transform the region, possibly jeopardizing the fishery. Far upstream in unprotected Upper Talarik Creek, near the mine site, researchers found these young salmon and trout.