Trees Are Made Of Gas
Trees Are Made Of Gas

Trees Are Made Of Gas

The Story of Carbon and Climate

Illustrated by Mary Ann Bonnell, By Kirk Johnson



40 Pages, 7 x 10

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $24.95)

Publication Date: April 2021

ISBN 9781682752746

Not yet published. Ships 4/20/2021.


Turn science into something that can be imagined and understood by children

A colorfully illustrated book about carbon dioxide, an invisible odorless gas responsible for global warming and plant growth.


"A fun and unique look at global warming and the role that trees play in our carbon cycle. This book will educate and inspire young people to pay more attention not only to global warming, but to the trees, and indeed the world we see around us every day. - John Hickenlooper, Colorado's 42nd Governor "This book will appeal to kids and grown-ups alike in the understanding of global climate change." - Beth Conover, Director of the Salazar Center for North American Conservation at Colorado State University

Author Biography

Mary Ann Bonnell is the Visitor Services Manager for Jefferson County Open Space, Colorado. For the last 30 years, Mary Ann has used art, science, and enthusiasm to connect people to the natural world. Her research focuses on the human-predator interface, particularly coyotes and rattlesnakes. In addition to her work as a Park Ranger, she creates scientific illustrations, larger-than-life costumes, and soft sculptures for wildlife refuges, parks, botanic gardens, museums, and aquaria across the United States. Kirk Johnson is the Sant Director of the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. He is a geologist and paleobotanist who studies what happened to plants when the dinosaurs went extinct. He like to work with artists to make science easier understand.