Garbage, Waste, Dumps, and You: The Disgusting Story Behind What We Leave Behind

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Are you ready to go behind the scenes of our amazing sanitation system? From the history of toilets to the mystery of tap water, each book reveals what goes on after the flush and after the trash has been taken out. You'll never look at garbage, toilets, and waste the same way again!

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Overview

Are you ready to go behind the scenes of our amazing sanitation system? From the history of toilets to the mystery of tap water, each book reveals what goes on after the flush and after the trash has been taken out. You'll never look at garbage, toilets, and waste the same way again!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jamie Hain
What happens to trash after it leaves our homes, offices and schools? What happened to trash before there were garbage men and sanitation workers to collect it from our dumpsters? This book takes readers on a learning journey to answer both these questions, starting with how our ancestors disposed of their unwanted leftovers and moving forward in time to the advanced systems we use today. From burying trash to recycling to composting, this book teaches readers about what happens to their garbage and the effects that each possible route for their waste has on the environment and human health. Colorful pages filled with engaging, text-enhancing pictures and fact boxes that are as interesting as they are educational grab the reader's attention and make learning about garbage fun. Part of the "Sanitation Investigation" series, this book contains a glossary of new words, an easy-to-use index, a list of further reading, and instructions on how to use the publisher's website to access additional online sources for interested readers. This book supports National Science Standards K-4 and would be a great addition to any science classroom collection or library serving elementary and middle school children. Reviewer: Jamie Hain
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429619967
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Series: Sanitation Investigation Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,415,966
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 830L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Connie Colwell Miller is a writer, editor, and teacher who lives and works in Mankato, Minnesota. She studied writing at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, and went on to earn her Masters in Fine Arts in creative writing at Minnesota State University, Mankato, where she won an award for her poetry manuscript. She has written over 25 books for kids and published parenting essays and poetry online and in journals around the country. She spends her free time goofing around with her husband and three young, highly spirited children.

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Table of Contents


Chapters
Getting to Know Your Garbage     4
Time Line of Trash     8
Trash Today     16
The Dirty Truth     24
Features
Glossary     30
Read More     31
Internet Sites     31
Index     32
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