Dark Matters by Joan Marie Galat

Into the Wild

Read Dark Matters Online Free - Light and dark have affected the ways humans, plants, and animals have grown and thrived. In fact, light and dark have affected pretty much the entire natural world around us. But lights from cars, streetlights, houses, shopping malls, skyscrapers, and other structures make towns and cities glow with light so bright it can be seen from outer space. What happens when humans tamper with the age-old balance of day and night?

Told through the eyes of thirteen-year-old Joan who loves the outdoors, Dark Matters introduces young readers to the fragile animals that are impact by our increasingly threatened nighttime skies.

Come discover the amazing night life of frogs and bats, turtles and fireflies, birds, plants, and so much more. And learn how their lives and Earth’s ecosystems are negatively impacted by light–much of which is so unnecessary.

This book is packed with fascinating and unexpected facts and illustrations, and comes with tips and suggestions on how young people can help reduce light pollution. Because dark matters.

Title : Dark Matters
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ISBN : 0889955158
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 72 pages


Barbra rated it ★★★★★

July 24, 2017

This non-fiction book contains beautiful photographs and interesting information and side bars on how light affects the entire planet. Readers ages’ 10 to 15 will learn about plants and animals that thrive in the darkness, and the growing concern that light pollution is negatively impacting these...

Karen rated it ★★★★★

December 16, 2017

I simply love this book! Joan Marie Galat's newest title, Dark Matters, Natures Reaction to Light Pollution, reveals the growing problem of light pollution and how it affects all living things. Her genuine love for the natural world, especially animals, shines through on every page. Interesting,...

Sara rated it ★★★☆☆

January 25, 2018

Cool pictures and interspersed with anecdotes to keep it interesting and moving along. Unfortunately, text color was often blending in with background which made it hard to read at times, and some phrases throughout the book were very repetitive.

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