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Overview

The Compact Research series offers a concise, relevant, and conveniently organized collection of information covering a variety of topics including illegal immigration and deforestation to diseases such as anorexia and meningitis. Each book introduces a timely topic in a tightly organized format to hold readers' interest. Lively objective overviews, primary source quotes, and illustrated facts and statistics present an inviting full-color and user-friendly format.

Other subsets in the Compact Research series include:

Current Issues

Diseases and Disorders

Drugs

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Gr 9 Up–These titles pack a ton of useful research information into small packages. The organization will appeal to researchers with limited prior knowledge, as the books begin with “At a Glance” summaries and then expand to chapter-length discussions. Chapters pose questions (“How Do Biofuels Affect the Environment?”), explore the issues in a clear narrative, and conclude with sections of primary-source quotes, compact facts, and informative illustrations. Deforestation feels like the odd man out, but it clearly explains the problems with the use of wood as a fuel, and describes efforts to change that trend.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 4

Deforestation at a Glance 6

Overview 8

How Serious Is Deforestation? 19

Primary Source Quotes 27

Facts and Illustrations 30

What Causes Deforestation? 34

Primary Source Quotes 42

Facts and Illustrations 45

What Are the Consequences of Deforestation? 50

Primary Source Quotes 58

Facts and Illustrations 61

How Can Deforestation Be Stopped? 65

Primary Source Quotes 72

Facts and Illustrations 75

Key People and Advocacy Groups 80

Chronology 82

Related Organizations 84

For Further Research 88

Source Notes 91

List of Illustrations 93

Index 94

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