Nature’s reaction to light pollution
by Joan Marie Galat
Scheduled for release in 2017
Ages: 9 and up
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.