Dark Matters

Dark Matters

Nature’s reaction to light pollution

by Joan Marie Galat

Dark Matters- cover - red deer press - hi resRed Deer Press

Scheduled for release in 2017

ISBN-10: 0889955158

ISBN-13: 978-0889955158

Ages: 9 and up

96 pages


Light and dark have affected the very 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 impacted 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 ecosystems are

negatively impacted by light—much of which is so unnecessary.


This book is packed full 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.