Oceans

Oceans

by Mary King Hoff
     
 

We have also found other ways to use--and misuse--oceans. For example, they have become a global dumping ground for our garbage. We have begun to catch fish in such great amount that there are fewer fish left to have babies. As a result, supplies of some kinds of fish are decreasing. Ships that transport oil have released their greasy cargo into the ocean, hurting…  See more details below

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We have also found other ways to use--and misuse--oceans. For example, they have become a global dumping ground for our garbage. We have begun to catch fish in such great amount that there are fewer fish left to have babies. As a result, supplies of some kinds of fish are decreasing. Ships that transport oil have released their greasy cargo into the ocean, hurting many types of wildlife that depend on oceans for survival. People are studying these problems to find solutions.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-- A description of the current condition of the world's oceans. Written in a chatty, conversational tone, the text personalizes the discussion and involves readers. Full-color photographs show people, especially children, from countries around the world at work and at play on an ocean, a coast, or a related industrial setting. The impact of human activities is described and depicted in graphic photographs of dolphins and turtles drowned in drift nets, a sea lion being slowly strangled by plastic six-pack rings, and a beach littered with cans and garbage. In addition to the photographs, excellent diagrams illustrate the water cycle and how a drift net works, and relate human activity to the greenhouse effect. The authors stress individual responsibilities in the ``What Can We Do?'' chapter and include a list of environmental organizations to contact. --Frances E. Millhouser, Reston Regional Library, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822525059
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1991
Series:
Our Endangered Planet Series
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
8.98(w) x 8.31(h) x 0.48(d)
Lexile:
1080L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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