Coping With Population Growth

Coping With Population Growth

by Nicola Barber
     
 

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This book looks at patterns of population growth - and decline - in a wide range of countries, comparing the situation in many less-economically developed countries with the gradually aging population in more economically developed ones. How many people can Earth support?

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This book looks at patterns of population growth - and decline - in a wide range of countries, comparing the situation in many less-economically developed countries with the gradually aging population in more economically developed ones. How many people can Earth support?

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VOYA - Marilyn Brien
These two books provide global perspectives on timely environmental challenges. They are packed with facts and statistics and utilize a variety of tools to analyze and solve environmental problems. Coping with Population Growth in a "What Would You Do?" sidebar challenges the student to reduce his/her ecological footprint, listing a website to assess one's footprint. Population pyramids compare the populations by age in Niger to those in the United States or the United Kingdom. A concept map shows the relationship between food supplies, poverty, and population. A case study correlates telenovelas in Latin America with a decrease in birth rate. Promoting Health, Preventing Disease presents the problem in developed countries that today's children are likely to be less healthy than their parents due to bad habits and bad lifestyle choices. A Venn diagram helps visualize and select activities for an exercise program. A sidebar suggests an activity to solve the HIV/AIDS pandemic, providing a website as a resource and a pie chart showing the distribution of HIV/AIDS around the world. A case study includes Bangladesh's Grameen Bank to help women provide for their families. These books will be even more useful in mathematics, social studies, or debate preparation than in science. They are beautifully illustrated in full color to encourage browsing, but their greatest strength is the emphasis on problem-solving strategies that will be welcomed by teachers across the curriculum. (The Environment Challenge) Reviewer: Marilyn Brien

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781410943033
Publisher:
Raintree Publishers
Publication date:
07/15/2011
Series:
Environment Challenge Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
1120L (what's this?)
Age Range:
11 - 15 Years

Meet the Author

As well as writing about lost cities, Nicola Barber has written books on the modern-day cities of Tokyo and Los Angeles. She has also written about many periods of history, from the Vikings to the Victorians. Nicola lives in North Wales.

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