I was delighted by the National Science Teachers association recommendation of The Tree Rings’ Tale, especially this bit from science teacher Teri Cosentino:
I was so inspired by the book that when a tree was felled on campus, we counted and measured the tree rings to see what happened during the tree’s life during the last 125 years at the school. We compared the rings to actual waterfall data. I used the book to ask students to predict, based upon John Wesley’ Powers trip down the Colorado River, what the weather at our school will be like in 10, 20, and 50 years from now.
Well-deserved, it’s a very nice book, and it is way harder to accurately comprehensible to neophytes as compared to experts.
A Tree Ring Tale, Roman style http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12186245