School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 4-7-Gifford discusses the many types of pollution, global warming and the greenhouse effect, the worldwide impact on human lives and well-being, and possible solutions. Mason describes the many factors that cause population levels to increase or decline; the impact of overpopulation, such as the depletion of food and clean-water supplies; current population figures; future forecasts; and more. Facts and figures show that overpopulation is affecting both rich and poor countries. The ethical question of whether societies and governments have the right to control personal choices is also addressed. In Poverty, Mason presents common factors for poverty worldwide, such as lack of money and education, as well as natural disasters. He also addresses the effects of outsourcing jobs from wealthier countries to poorer ones and how poverty affects environment. The book should make the global situation clearer. All three titles have numerous quality color visuals, and sidebars. Up-to-date and informative resources.-Caroline Geck, Kean University, Union, NJ Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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