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KLIATTThis reference book on ecology covers a wide range of Earth habitats and serious global issues, including desertification, over fishing, air and water pollution, and extinction of species. The text offers a balance of commentary paired with schematic drawings, cartoon situations, and photographs: e.g., a drawing of temperature inversion, and a photo of a city clouded with smog. Photos of Jacques Cousteau, bird census managers, Lake Titicaca, a nuclear test, African savannas, and Mount Cotopaxi connect pure science with history, activism, and tourism. A neglected peripheral subject is the threat to the Earth from war and terrorism. KLIATT Codes: JS—Recommended for junior and senior high school students. 2005, Barron's Educational Series, 96p. illus. index., Ages 12 to 18.
—Mary Ellen Snodgrass