Gr 7 Up–Covering a variety of green issues, these books introduce and explain their topic, and then offer examples of environmentally friendly practices and tips for making good personal choices. Their strength is the prolific in-text references to experts and studies, making them great mentor-texts for students learning how to include research in their writing. However, although photographs are frequent, there are few diagrams, charts, or graphs, and many pages are text heavy and lack sufficient subheadings to guide students.
STEPHANIE WATSON is an independent scholar who has written and contributed to numerous works, including World of Genetics and Science and Its Times. She is the author of The Urinary System, and coauthor of The Endocrine System, both in Greenwood's Human Body Systems series.