Conserving and Protecting Water: What You Can Do [NOOK Book]

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Some think the earth should be called the "water planet," because even from space we can see that it's covered with water. But our water is endangered by pollution and global warming, and people may run short of water for drinking, irrigation, and other needs. Find out what kids can do to help save and protect this precious resource.
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Conserving and Protecting Water: What You Can Do

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Overview

Some think the earth should be called the "water planet," because even from space we can see that it's covered with water. But our water is endangered by pollution and global warming, and people may run short of water for drinking, irrigation, and other needs. Find out what kids can do to help save and protect this precious resource.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Elizabeth Leis-Newman
While students will learn a lot in this text on water conservation, some will be downright scared by sentences like "Some scientists estimate that we will not have enough water to feed ourselves in twenty-five years' time," or the dire forecast over the potential to have geopolitical conflicts over water scarcity. For every idea put out, such as recycling wastewater or desalination, there's a gloomy prediction about why it is a bad idea. A chapter on water pollution includes a picture of a humpback whale entangled in a plastic line, a picture of birds soaked in oil from the Exxon Valdez spill and the problems resulting from groundwater pollution to acid rain. By the time the reader reaches the chapter on "Water Quality and Public Health" and its opening anecdote about families who developed cancer because of a polluted water supply, the student may feel more depressed and overwhelmed than have a sense of interest or empowerment. However, Feinstein does an excellent job of providing historical examples of water quality such as the Love Canal disaster, or how the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, OH burst into flames in 1969. All in all, it is a well-written accurate book, and would be the right addition for a specific lesson plan or reference book for a school library. It is part of the "Green Issues in Focus" series from Enslow Publishers. Reviewer: Elizabeth Leis-Newman
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781464501449
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2013
  • Series: Green Issues in Focus
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • File size: 9 MB

Table of Contents

1 Global Access to Water 4

2 Problems of Water Scarcity 23

3 Water Pollution 49

4 Water Quality and Public Health 66

5 Protecting Our Water 84

6 What You Can Do to Help 104

Chapter Notes 115

Glossary 120

For More Information 123

Further Reading 124

Internet Addresses 125

Index 126

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