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Children's LiteratureThis densely written mini-textbook examines the effects of globalization on the environment. Generally, from an environmental perspective, globalization is shown as having a typically negative impact, including pollution, global warming, loss of biodiversity, etc. From the very first example titled "Paradise Lost," which examines how industrial pollution has negatively changed both the economics (in the form of loss of fishing and income) and the biodiversity of a small Mexican fishing village, the author's point of view is very clearly established as pro-environment. Other examples illustrate how global environmental health affects all countries, but negative effects can especially hurt poorer countries. The author also explicates the linkage between economic concerns and their resulting effects on the environment. Finally, the author does examine some possible solutions to these environmental issues, such as finding ways to maintain sustainable development, reducing a city's (or country's) ecological footprint, and the importance of global environmental agreements. This compelling, well-researched study argues for a change in environmental policy and recognition of the effects of pollution. 2006, Chelsea House Publishers/Haights Cross Communications, Ages 15 to 18.