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Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines
Author Paul Fleischman
Country United States
Language English
Subject Environment
Genre Nonfiction
Published September 23, 2014
Pages 208
ISBN 978-0763675455

Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines is a young-adult nonfiction book written by Paul Fleischman and published by Candlewick Press in September 2014. The book was published in Australia by Walker Books on January 1, 2015.

Eyes Wide Open looks at five key issues: population, consumption, energy, food, and climate, drawing on history, psychology, sociology, and the role of money to explain both environmental issues and the human reaction to such issues, with a particular focus on "defense mechanisms," such as denialism, projection, and regression.

The book was an early catalyst in the creation of #globaltl hashtag and the Google+ Community of teacher-librarians interested in connecting students and schools through online collaborative projects.

The book includes a brief essay on "How to Weigh Information" in the back matter. The essay describes ways that readers can become active investigators, reading critically with an eye on the source. Photos, headlines, and references to related books, documentaries, articles, and websites appear throughout.

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