Ecological Issues

Ecological Issues

by LeeAnne Gelletly
     
 

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Africa is well known for its fascinating wildlife and its abundant natural resources. However, the continent's resources are shrinking rapidly as a result of industrialization and population growth. In recent years scientists have seen a dramatic loss in wildlife and habitat, an increase in air and water pollution, and disturbing signs of climate change.

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Overview

Africa is well known for its fascinating wildlife and its abundant natural resources. However, the continent's resources are shrinking rapidly as a result of industrialization and population growth. In recent years scientists have seen a dramatic loss in wildlife and habitat, an increase in air and water pollution, and disturbing signs of climate change.

This book discusses the ecological issues facing Africa today, including deforestation and desertification, threats to the continent's biodiversity, pollution, and shortages of safe drinking water. It also explains steps some African leaders are taking to address and resolve these serious problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422229378
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/2013
Series:
Africa Series: Progress and Problems
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
1360L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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